it can be overwhelming to figure our your moving day priorities. These simple tasks planned in advance will help you enjoy your new home for many years to come. But before your move in your boxes, or have the moving truck pull up, let’s focus on these essentials.
Change the Locks
You never know how many neighbors, family and friends had keys to the home you’ve just purchased. 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 to get it done for you. You may even want to consider changing to digital locks when you can use keys or a code to get into your home. You might also find your security/alarm company can offer a lock change feature based on the system you choose.
Change Your Mailbox Lock
Did you know that Canada Post offers a complimentary lock change on your Canada Post mail box? As long as you contact Canada Post within 60 days of moving into your new home. In a day and age of identity theft, getting this change done will give you peace of mind to know that no one else can access your mail. You can find the details here to set this mailbox lock change service AT THIS LINK.
Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Unless you can see your ducts were recently cleaned, it’s best to arrange this service before you move in your furniture. No one wants to live in someone else’s dust floating all over their home.
Steam Clean the Carpets
Before your move in, 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.
I suggest booking these services for the day after you are scheduled to get your keys. But book these in advance, and putter getting a couple easy items into the home while these professionals do the work. You’ll love your fresh start in your new home!