Before you officially move into your new home here in Chicago NW, you should take the time to complete some of these tasks. This short list of things you can do will help make your move in process a little easier and at the same time, will also help keep you and your home safe. Check out what our crew here at Handyman Connection of Chicago NW recommends below.
Change All The Locks
Even though the home is new to you, there might have been people living in it before. If so, there is a possibility multiple copies of your home’s key could be in the possession of others. Whether it be real estate agents, contract workers, inspectors, or even previous home owners, changing all the locks on the exterior entrances of your home will help alleviate any potential issues and maintain peace of mind. It’s an inexpensive task with priceless benefits.
Before officially moving in, make sure to do an extensive inspection (beyond your previous inspections) to make sure you are aware of any problems that need fixing and try to get them resolved before moving in. Sometimes by making one repair, you are faced with another, so it’s much easier if you can take care of any needed repairs prior to moving in.
Take advantage of your empty home. Use that time to do some extensive cleaning for all areas of your home. You may even consider hiring a professional cleaning service (there are plenty available in Chicago NW) to help you with this.
Similar to cleaning, use the ‘empty house’ opportunity to add a fresh coat of paint to make your rooms like new. It’s always best to paint prior to moving any furniture inside if you have the chance. We promise that this will make paint prepping and painting a lot easier and more convenient for you.