Important things to do before moving into a new house

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Moving into a new house is always an exciting prospect but it can come with its own set of challenges at the same time. From interior decorating the house to setting up the kitchen and washrooms, from cleaning the house properly to making it a safe place to live in, the tasks are endless. This article throws light on some of the most important things you need to do before you move into a new house so that you have an absolutely comfortable stay there:

  1. Change all the locks of the house

The first thing that you need to do before you move into a new house is to change all the locks of the house, both the interior and the exterior. For this you should call a locksmith and try to get advanced and full proof locks installed. This is important since keeping the old locks can be unsafe. Getting locks changed isn’t a long process and will just take a few hours.

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  1. Go for professional cleaning of the house

The house that you are going to move into may not be necessarily clean and this is why it is important that you either call a cleaner or a professional cleaning company for this job. Get your house pressure cleaned from the outside and thoroughly cleaned from the interiors so that when you move in, you face no problem in setting up the furniture or decorating the place.

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  1. Make sure you paint the house beforehand

After moving in, painting the walls inside the house can prove to be very difficult. This is why it is important that you get all the interior walls painted beforehand and give them enough time to dry up completely.  Infact a lot of people prefer painting on their own but it is better to hire a professional painter so that you can concentrate on other important things.


  1. Check all the switches and mechanical equipments and get them repaired beforehand

Before moving into your new home, make sure you check all the switches of the house to ensure that they are all working properly. Also, check the mechanical equipments and appliances to see if they are all working perfectly. If not, make sure you get them repaired so that once you move in, you face no major problems.

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  1. Plan ahead what all you need for the new house

Now that you have decided to move into the new house, make a list of all the things that you need to take along with you or buy. Try to do all the shopping beforehand rather than after moving in. This will really help you set up the house very quickly and will help you have a comfortable stay from day one.

Now that you know all the important things you need to do before you move in, you must follow them to ensure that living in the new house is a blissful experience. Finding professional help for all these purposes isn’t difficult either!


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    Thanks for sharing this post. I find it really informative as well as interesting. One of my close friends is moving to a new house next week. So, I will definitely share all these important points that you mentioned in your post with her.

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    I’ve moved house so many times over the decades, that it helps to plan ahead just as this article suggests. Me and my family used to clean the house from top to bottom, right after moving out. However, the last two moves we hired a cleaning company to go in and clean everything. This left us with more energy and focus to move into our new home each time. Let them take the strain, so we can enjoy our new home without feeling exhausted.

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