Life changing, overwhelming, exciting. Your next move will be a mixture of emotions, ranging from elated to anxious. It doesn’t have to be. There are ways to ease the stress and frustration that comes with the transition of moving into a new home. Start with a simple checklist or investigate a good resource for planning ahead, to keep your days and weeks scheduled. Then focus on the To Do list you will have as the days get closer. We have some suggestions for elements of your home that you need to consider, before you settle in, to help make you and your family more comfortable in your new home.
When moving into a new home, changing the locks will provide you with peace of mind from the moment you move in. Take a quick photo on your phone, so when you get to the hardware store, you will know what you need. Don’t let your busy schedule stop you; if you can’t get it done, hire a locksmith. It will be money well spent.
A Clean House.
Nothing will help you make a smoother transition than a clean home. Before moving into a new home, make sure to clean the insides of cabinets and cupboards, so you can unpack your belongings without having to stop and clean. Hiring a professional might be a good idea for a deep clean before your family settles in. You’ll be glad you did.
Your Very Own Appliances.
What appliances are staying? Which ones do you need to purchase? These are good questions to consider ahead of time when moving into a new home. Check stores for upcoming sales, and don’t forget that deliveries must be scheduled, so if you want to have all of your appliances ready to use on, or shortly after, move in day, order them now.
A fresh coat of paint will go a long way in making the new house feel like your home. Use a foundational color that matches your decor so you feel that your belongings “fit” right from the get-go. You have probably been told this many times, and it can seem like a burden, but painting before moving into a new home will be a huge time saver in the long run.
Don’t let bare windows make you feel uncomfortable. And you will notice it. Maybe not right away, but the first time you want to sleep in, the sun will be glaring into your bedroom at the crack of dawn. Your neighbors are curious, and it’s only natural, but you want to be able to block out the world when you need to. Temporary shades can be a valuable purchase, but before too long, you will want the benefits of style, energy efficiency, light control and levels of privacy. You will want to see your beautiful landscape. We can help! We would love to help you select the custom window coverings that will create a beautiful atmosphere in your new home. As you are moving into a new home, contact our team, at Rocky Mountain Shutters & Shades, for a free, in-home consultation.