Congratulations! You’ve just purchased your new home and getting ready for the ever-stressful but completely rewarding move (we promise it will be over soon). But before you unpack the family van and get ready to move into the new space we’ve compiled a list of a few steps you can take to get yourself ready no matter if you’re moving into a condo, co-op or townhome. Let’s get started!
1. Pest-proof the Place
Having just moved to a new place I can tell you without a doubt that you should get your place pest proofed. The first night I was in my new apartment I was woken up by flying ants. The next day, I found two ticks on my floor (not exactly my favorite house guests). So before you move in spray all of the chemicals you need or hire an exterminator. That way you don’t have to expose yourself or your loved ones to bugs, vermin or a chemical cocktail.
2. Keep it Clean
When you buy an old house or an old apartment you never know what is lurking beneath the surface. You’ve already destroyed the pest problem but some things are worse than pest. Dust and mold can make a move downright unbearable. You don’t want to be sneezing and coughing during the long hours of move in. Try hiring a cleaning service or take time out before the move to do a deep clean. It will make for a much cleaner, much less stressful move in.
3. Organize and Unpack the Necessities
As you pack away your belongings be sure to avoid the biggest packing mistake of all; throwing your belongings into random bins. If you’re not organizing as your packing it will make it extremely difficult to not only track down your things, but unpack effectively. You can boost your efficiency by keeping things organizing room by room and object by object. That way when you’re moving into your new home you can take inventory quickly and have all of your belongings placed in the same place they will be when they are unpacked.
These three steps should help you keep your stress levels low and your excitement high. Best of luck with the move!