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A Guide to Getting Your New Home Move-In Ready

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

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Moving to a new house or apartment is always exciting. You're probably eager to start unpacking ASAP. Hang on! Before you settle in, make sure your new abode is sparkling clean and move-in ready. Use this quick guide as your checklist. Getting your new home ready.

Tasks to Tackle Before You Unpack

Protect your belongings against dirt and grime with these essential cleaning tasks.

  • Take advantage of the benefits of renting and ask your landlord to take care of any basic repairs before you move in.

  • If interior paint is chipped or peeling, provide a fresh coat to freshen up the rooms.

  • Run tests to confirm that all of the appliances are working before you'll need them.

  • Hire a professional like IVS Cleaning to give a professional clean from top to bottom, or called also End of Tenancy / Move-in Cleaning.

Chores You Can Do After Unpacking

These less-urgent cleaning and organizational tasks can be done after the above chores are complete.

  • Remove dirt and debris using microfiber cloths, dust mops, and a vacuum.

  • With your dry cleaning done, give your surfaces and floors a wet clean.

  • Use a water and vinegar solution to get your windows sparkling and allow in plenty of sunlight.

  • Clean your light fixtures to make your space even brighter.

Long-Term Tasks to Make Your Home More Comfortable

As you settle into your new home, take these additional steps to improve everyday living conditions.

  • Get a water test kit to check the quality of your tap water and determine whether you need a filtration system.

  • Invest in an air purifier to improve indoor air quality and make breathing easier.

  • Ensure your HVAC system is working properly and providing whole-house ventilation to prevent dampness, which can result in mold and mildew growth.

  • Follow best practices to protect against pests and keep your new abode in top shape.

When moving into a new home, embrace a big-picture view. Instead of unpacking as quickly as possible, take the time to address the above tasks. Ultimately, this will improve your quality of life in the long term.

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Bill Antonyan
Bill Antonyan
Oct 29, 2022

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