Things to do before you move in

Things to do before you move in

There are a number of projects that you can get stuck into before the moving company arrives to take your possession to your home.

One good thing that you can do is to re-key your new home.  The reality is that when you make a move into a new home, you can never be certain of just how many keys may be out there that will allow access to the property.  This means that it is a very good idea to either re-key your existing locks or get completely new locks altogether.  The former owners could easily have supplied a key to their relatives or to neighbors or cleaning services or workmen, so getting some new ones made is a good way to ensure your own peace of mind and the security of your new abode.  This project is something that you can undertake just before your relocation.

Closet systems are another good project that you can work on before your move.  Making sure that things are organized and that your possessions will actually fit into your brand new home is something that will really make you feel good, and you will appreciate great closet systems with drawers, shelves up to the ceiling and double hanging poles.  If you decide to wait until after you have moved in to your new property, you will have to go about removing everything, piling your clothes on your bed in stacks and then living out of suitcases for a couple of days until the closet fittings are installed.

Regardless of when you decide to have your closet system fitted, professional installers should be able to complete the task very quickly.  It may take a little more time to follow all of the instructions if you decide to take the job on yourself; however, once you have figured out the process for the first closet successfully, each extra closet should be completed with more ease and speed.  If you can do some measuring in your brand new home prior to moving in, this will give you the chance to plan ahead and to purchase all of the components ahead of time.

Electrical upgrades are something else that needs to be taken care of.  If you are moving to a brand new property then you may well already have all of the electrical outlets that you will require, but older homes can sometimes be more of a challenge.  Upgrades can, of course, be done at any time; however, the simple fact is that it is much easier to do them when the room is completely empty than when it is full of furniture.  Don’t forget that electricians get paid by the hour; if they have immediate access both to outlets and to rooms with their equipment and ladders, it will work out much cheaper for you than when access is more difficult.

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