October 23, 2018 | Anna Veloz

So you just bought your first house, and you're about to move in... Here are some helpful tips on what you need to do before moving into your new home:

Top-to-Bottom Cleaning
  • Wash down cabinets, counters, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Mop and steam clean hard surface floors
  • Have carpets professionally cleaned
  • Wipe down crown molding and baseboards
  • Dust vents, fans and light fixtures
  • Paint walls, ceilings and interior trim, if desired

Make Service Calls
  • Have your HVAC systems inspected, cleaned and serviced
  • Call an exterminator to spray for routine nuisances, especially if your house has sat vacant
  • Have air ducts professionally cleaned

Make Your Home Safe
  • Change the locks and install deadbolts on all entry doors
  • Install motion-activated lights near entrances
  • Purchase a fire-proof safe for storing important personal documents, valuables & jewelry
  • Check and/or replace batteries in smoke detectors
  • Develop a fire escape plan
  • Locate main water shuf-off and circuit breaker

Maximize Energy Efficiency
  • Install a programmable digital thermostat
  • Install ceiling fans
  • Replace filters in HVAC systems
  • Install LED of CFL bulbs
  • Check and replace/repair weather-stripping

And now that you're almost settled in, don't forget to introduce yourself to the neighbors!

Source: Pinterest Infographic and Compass Mortgage


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