10 TIPS FOR A HOUSE CHANGE WITHOUT PROBLEMS
When the expectations for starting a new life on new land are brought to the new home, it can fill the family that wants to settle with impatience. However, after having helped hundreds of clients to settle in a new home, we can tell you that these are the 10 tips for a move that will make you avoid subsequent headaches:
1. BE THE FIRST TO ARRIVE
Whenever possible, when moving home, arrive before the moving company. That way you make sure that you have already inspected the house, the available services, the best access to unload the moving truck, etc. Take the opportunity to inspect the house and look for water leaks or openings that do not close properly. An easy way to check if there is any broken pipe is to close all the faucets, make a first reading of the water meter and another several hours later. There should be no variations. Locate the fuse box and check or label which circuit corresponds to each key, you may need it in case of emergency.
2. GO SHOPPING:
It will also help you to know the neighborhood, essential information for a successful house or apartment change. Get basic cleaning items, some supplies until they are installed, waste bags for disposable moving containers (papers, cardboard, tapes, etc.) and organizers for drawers and closets. Check if the light keys and plugs have healthy covers and if all the light bulbs are installed.
3. MAKE OR ORDER A SUPER CLEANING
There are people who leave the house very clean, but others do not. However, you may want to clean it to feel safer. You can instruct the real estate company to get you a cleaning service.
The kitchen is the best place to start, not only because people change their homes usually leave things there but because there are usually unpleasant odors. It is the place you will share the most time with your family: it is better to be a comfortable and pleasant space. Clean the refrigerator by removing all accessories and using anti-grease products. You may also need to clean the oven with a special hot or cold product. Check the shelves and cupboards of the kitchen to verify that there are no insects and are impeccable to store the supplies.
The bathroom usually needs deep cleaning on floors and walls. Use chlorinated disinfectant products and install organizers before the move arrives.
Carpet floors probably need a professional cleaning service. If this is not possible, wetting them with carpet products and then vacuuming carefully may be the solution.
4. SECURITY, BEFORE EVERYTHING:
Change the locks on all exterior doors to make sure that you and your family are the only people who have access to your new home. Check all windows and doors and make sure they close securely. Install smoke detectors in each room. Place a fire extinguisher on each floor. Buy a first aid kit. Consider installing a burglar alarm or a security monitoring service. Ask neighbors if they have or if robberies are frequent.
If there are babies or small children in the family, identify possible hazards such as steep steps, exposed plugs, dangerous cupboards or doors that are very easy to open. Install the necessary protectors or block those accesses.
5. CHECK THE MAIN FACILITIES
Regardless of the time of year of moving to the new home, test the operation of heating and ventilation systems, especially if they are not covered, which can cause tragic accidents. Also test the air conditioning system, especially if the outer hoses are new or cracked. Kitchen and bathroom air extractors usually need cleaning if they make a lot of noise. Also, check that the roof drains are uncovered and remove the leaves that may be nearby.
Also connect washing machine, dishwasher, water heater, refrigerator, oven and cooker if they are included in the house. Prove that functions well or ask the real estate company to contact you with a repair service.
6. SAVE ALL RECEIPTS
If you need to make spare parts, repairs, or pay for an extra cleaning service, save the receipts. Talk to your real estate agents later because some of those expenses can be compensated.
7. WAIT TO PAINT THE WALLS
If you have a short time before the moving truck arrives, do not paint the walls. Not only because the smell can be toxic or annoying for several days but because when your things are installed you will have a better perception of what colors should be used. Wait to have a global view of your home before embarking on decorative work.
8. GET A GIRLFRIEND FOR A DAY
When the moving truck arrives, you will be busy unpacking and carrying boxes and objects or moving furniture. Young children will not be able to help you and take away time requiring your attention. In addition, there will be movements of people and vehicles that can be dangerous. Ask your neighbors to recommend someone who can take care of your children that day at home or ask a family member to take care of it. This will keep the children entertained and you can devote your energy to settle in the new home.
9. DISASSEMBLE ONLY THE NEED
When the moving truck arrives, you will surely have followed our advice and labeled all the boxes, including personal hygiene items and clothing. Unpack only what you need that day. Leave the rest for tomorrow, nobody requires you to settle immediately. Just as it took time to pack the home you left behind, you also need some time to settle in the new one. Find only the necessary things for the next few hours: personal hygiene, change of clothes, sheets and towels.
10. STORE THE BEDS AND REST
It has been a day full of emotions, sometimes not all positive. Probably someone has lost patience or raised his voice. A house change and so many tasks are stressful for all family members. Adapting takes time. Prepare or buy a good meal that brings everyone together, relax and go to sleep. Tomorrow will be a quieter day and you can take care of it without rushing to put your house into operation and get to know the surroundings of your new home. Enjoy it.
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