Exciting, yet scary…and often overwhelming, moving into a new home can turn our worlds upside down. Ease the transition with some helpful tips for proactive planning! First things first, find a useful moving checklist to keep track of the days and weeks leading up to the move. Here is some advice for you, once the paperwork has been signed:
#1 Keep Things Under Lock & Key.
Changing the locks should be a top priority when moving into your new home. Unless your home is new construction, other people have used those locks and those keys. Taking a photo of the locks is a good idea as you head to the hardware store, and if you need help with installation, you can always call a locksmith. This small step will ensure you peace of mind.
#2 Prepare a Clean Slate.
Layers of cobwebs, a film of dust, leftover spices. All of this, and more, await you in cabinets and corners. Take the time – or hire a professional – to clean before moving into a new home. Starting with a clean slate will be a refreshing welcome as you move in and make the house a comfortable home for your family.
#3 Check the Status of Appliances.
It’s easy to find out which appliances are staying and which are going; check your contract for specifics. The tricky part comes in when you attempt to outfit your home with the absent appliances. They may take time to select, order and schedule delivery. Make sure you plan accordingly so you aren’t running to the laundromat for two weeks post purchase.
#4 A Layer of Paint Goes a Long Way.
When moving into a new home, a coat of paint will provide the clean, refreshing charm you need to make the house your home. Your color choices will reflect your personality, and they will go well with your decor as you start to unpack. Doing this ahead of time will save you a great deal of time later because you won’t have to move furniture or cover items up as you paint. You’ll thank us later.
#5 Don’t Get Caught with Bare Windows.
As you start to unpack and get settled when moving into a new home, the last thing you want is to feel like everyone in the neighborhood is watching you. And they probably are…people are curious by nature. It’s important to feel comfortable in your home – especially when it comes to bathrooms and bedrooms. Temporary shades are a great solution for short term privacy. When you start to think about solutions for energy efficiency and light control, in addition to privacy, we have window coverings that can provide you with amazing benefits, including the beauty of a designer look.
Moving into a new home should be a thrilling adventure. We hope it will be exciting for you. When you are ready to outfit your new home with solutions for your windows, contact our team, at Timan Window Treatments, for a free, in-home consultation. We can’t wait to help you turn your new home into the house of your dreams!