First Things First: Your Checklist for Move-In Day
November 24, 2017 | Administrative Assistant
Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably  daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before  you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover  first.

Change the locks
Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your  home, you can never be too careful. It’s worth the money to have the  peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to  your home. Changing the locks can be a DIY project, or you can call in a  locksmith for a little extra money.

Steam clean the carpets
It’s good to get a fresh start with your floors before you start  decorating. The previous owners may have had pets, young children, or  just some plain old clumsiness. Take the time to steam clean the carpets  so that your floors are free of stains and allergens. It’s pretty easy  and affordable to rent a steam cleaner—your local grocery store may have  them available.

Call an exterminator
Prior to move-in, you probably haven’t spent enough time in the house  to get a view of any pests that may be lurking. Call an exterminator to  take care of any mice, insects, and other critters that may be hiding  in your home.

Clean out the kitchen
If the previous occupants wanted to skip on some of their cleaning  duties when they moved out, the kitchen is where they probably cut  corners. Wipe down the inside of cabinets, clean out the refrigerator,  clean the oven, and clean in the nooks and crannies underneath the  appliances.
Feel free to reach out to your local agent at 716 Realty Group for other move-in day questions and tips.


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