Congratulations! You’ve just closed on your new home. It probably feels like you have come to the end of a long journey. There is still some work to do before you can truly settle into your house with complete peace of mind, however as your journey doesn’t end on closing day. Here are some next steps to consider before you actually move in.

Set Up Utilities

Often, your real estate agent will be able to provide detailed information on the available utility companies for you to consider and contact regarding starting service. Normally the seller will cancel services the day of closing. The best plan is to call the utility company and get service set up well before closing. If they have not received cancellation notice from the seller, let the seller know to take care of that.

What’s The First Thing To Do When You Get Keys To A New House?

The first thing to do when you get keys to your new home is to call the locksmith and change the locks. When you buy a new home, getting the keys is the little act that symbolizes the entire enormous transaction. You found a house, made an offer, got approved by a lender, arranged home inspections, got the appraisal, and closed the deal. After all that, getting the keys to the new home is a little like getting carried over the threshold. Just remember that several folks have had keys to your home during the sale of the home. So, changing the locks is one of the first things you should do.

If You Plan To Renovate Your New Home, Call Professionals On The Final Walk-Through Of Your New Home

If the home needs work, do not wait until your closing date to hire professionals. Get the contractors in the house and start a collection of bids on the date of the final walk through. If wallpaper needs to be removed or floors need to be sanded, have that done before you move in.

Do A Deep Clean

The best time to clean your new home thoroughly is before it is packed with your furniture, clothes, and appliances. A deep clean ensures that the house is cleaned to your standards and with cleaning products of your choice. This is important if you have members of your family that suffer from allergies. You can also bring curtains and blinds and have them set up waiting for moving day.

If You Want To Make Moving Day Easy, Hire A Handyman, Designer, And A Great Mover

Moving is a lot of work. It can be especially difficult if you have to juggle it with your other responsibilities like your job or childcare. For that reason, a lot of people turn to the pros to help them, including hiring packers. Professional moving companies offer a wide range of services including the basic ones like helping you transport your items on moving day, or other full-service options that can help ease your moving workload, such as packing and unpacking your belongings. To create your dream space, you may want to consider hiring an interior designer to help hang pictures and artwork and to arrange the furniture in the proper spots. Professional designers can make the entire design process, from beginning to end, a seamless, hassle-free experience. The designer will keep the handy man busy with all the physical things that need to be done.

The rigors of moving can no doubt put a lot of pressure on you and your family. These tips will help you make sound arrangements early on; in turn, the moving process will go over quickly and be less stressful. Taking a little extra time to plan ahead will save you time, money, and stress.

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