You’ve got the keys in your hand, the address memorized, and it’s almost time to move into your new home. This is an exciting time! However, it can get chaotic without a plan of action—which is why we’re providing you with a checklist of everything you need to do before the move. Follow this guide, and you’ll be more than ready on move day!
Change the Locks
As soon as you get the house keys, change those locks ASAP. The last thing you want is the previous tenant’s brother-in-law, best friend, or anyone else walking into your home unannounced. Changing locks is fairly straightforward if you want to DIY, but you can always call a locksmith if you want to save some time before moving in. You’ll also want to contact your utility service providers to alert them of your move.
Find a New Doctor and Dentist
If you’re moving out of the general area, start looking for new doctor, dentist, and even spa services near your new home. After all that moving, you’re going to want a nice massage and facial. Having someone lined up before moving in saves a lot of stress down the road.
Give Your New Home a Deep Clean
Get your new home prepped with a deep clean before moving in. You’ll want to start fresh, with everything from the kitchen cabinets to toilet bowls scrubbed down. Luckily, you don’t have to do it all on your own. Call The Maids! We’ll help you get a thorough scrub. Back at your current home, start packing up lesser-used items, like specialty cooking equipment and holiday decorations. Be sure to label everything on all sides, so it’s easier to unpack once you’re moved into your new spot.
Pack an Overnight Bag
It’s almost time to move in! Finish your last-minute packing, and be sure to prepare an overnight bag as well, so you’re not lost looking for your pjs amongst the boxes. You should also familiarize yourself with the circuit breaker and water heater before moving in, just in case anything goes wrong. Trust us, you’ll want the power on and a hot shower on move day!
Moving into a new home is a beautiful thing. With enough advanced planning, move day will be a breeze. And remember, when you’re ready for a deep clean before and after you unpack, call The Maids at 1-800-THE-MAIDS. With over 30 years in the business, we know how to make homes shine!