When you move into a new house there are a lot of things to consider. It’s a big change that requires a lot of planning and preparation to ensure everything is stress-free and completed properly. There is much more to moving than just shifting your belongings from one place to the other. In order to make sure you don’t miss out on anything important, Augusta Movers has put together a list of the top 5 things you should do before you turn your new house into a home.
Complete Your Renovations
Sometimes a new home may be ready before you move in, but if there are changes you want to make, you should take care of them before you load your moving truck. Renovations can be noisy, messy and an overall hassle in general. It’s difficult to try to sort things in your new home at the same time as you have work being completed. Even if you have work that needs to be done to the outside of your home, especially if it will make use of heavy machinery or involve cutting and drilling, you may want to schedule it before your move-in date. There is always a lot of cleaning involved with renovation work, and it’s much easier to clean an empty space than it is to clean your new home and all of your furniture that is in the same area as the renovations.
Clean Your Home
If you had work done before your move-in date, it’s important to have your home cleaned to get rid of any dirt, dust, and debris that may be lingering in the space. Even if your home is brand new, you should still take the time to have it cleaned before you move in. Hire a professional company to do a move-in cleaning, or a deep cleaning to ensure that your living space is sparkling clean and ready for you to make it your own.
Turn On the Utilities
It’s easy to overlook the simple things, such as having the water and gas turned on prior to moving in. In most cases, when a new owner or new tenant moves in, they will need to turn on the utilities in their own name or have them transferred. Utility services can take anywhere from a day to a week to start, so if you don’t want to face being without running water when you move in, try to schedule these services prior to your move-in date.
There are often several service providers in the same city, so don’t be afraid to shop around for the best rates available prior to moving in. You can even have your cable, internet and phone services set up to coincide with your arrival.
Plan Your Furniture Layout
The previous suggestions are very important, but according to Augusta Movers, one of the most important things you should do before you move in is to decide exactly how you want your furniture to be placed in your home. Chances are you have a lot of heavy items such as dressers, sofas and the like. Your moving company will be happy to bring them inside for you, but they probably won’t be too pleased about moving them from room to room because you are indecisive about their placement. Take some time to think about what you have and where you want it to go prior to moving in, as this will make your whole moving process run much more smoothly.
How We Can Help
Most of the things we here at Augusta Movers suggest only take a few minutes to complete in advance but will save your hours or days of headache when it’s time to move in. If you need more help or want suggestions about your upcoming move, give our office a call at 647-783-8730 for more information.