The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people to change their lifestyles. In fact, more people than ever are moving, working remotely, and placing more value on their homes. If you and your family are considering a move or have recently become new homeowners, it’s a good idea to take a step back to be sure your new home is safe and ready to go before moving in. For a few things that you’ll want to do or check on before you move in, read on.
Make sure your new home is safe.
If your home doesn’t have a new roof, it’s important to call a roofing professional to be sure your roof is in good condition. It’s always a good idea to have a professional look at your roof. This is because something as simple as a missing shingle can lead to leaks, water stains, mildew, and serious issues beyond the initial storm damage. Replacing small issues with new shingles can make a huge difference in your roof’s condition in the long run.
When doing a once-over to be sure your home is safe, don’t forget about your HVAC systems. To ensure the best air quality possible, you’ll want to contact an HVAC professional to make repairs and upgrades. HVAC pros can also come out on a regular basis to make sure your HVAC systems are well-maintained. This will save you money and make your home more energy-efficient, too.
Give your new home and yard a good cleaning.
Part of making sure your home is safe means taking an inventory of any debris in the home or yard. If you’re moving into an older home, for example, it’s possible that there are items in the yard or wooded area around the property that you’ll want to dispose of. Taking care of scraps junk removal before moving in is a great way to help keep you and your family safe.
Before moving into your new house, take a walk around the property, including the basement and attic. You’ll be able to spot potential problems, tripping hazards, and more. In assessing your home before moving your personal belongings in, you’ll have a better chance to get a full picture of the space and any possible problems as well.
Make use of public storage.
In a time when more people are moving than ever, making great use of public storage during a move is becoming a must-do. If you’re staging a home or want more time for your new house’s first deep clean, the convenience of knowing your belongings are safe in storage will give you more options throughout your move. Instead of navigating around clutter, you’ll be able to move freely in your new and old homes.
Moving can be stressful, which is why taking breaks and engaging in self-care during a move is important. While it can be tempting to want to rush into your new house as quickly as possible, being more intentional about the way you move could add up to peace of mind. Be sure you don’t neglect self-care needs during your move. In taking care of yourself and your family, your move will go smoother.
In the end, whether you check off every item on your own checklist or save minor damage and little problems for later, taking the time to address serious issues before you move in is the best way to give yourself peace of mind as you complete your move. Making a commitment to addressing concerns in a timely manner and staying on top of regular maintenance is a great way to know you’ll enjoy your home for years. Congratulations on your move. May you have a fantastic next chapter.