PRIORITY TASKS BEFORE YOU MOVE IN

PRIORITY TASKS BEFORE YOU MOVE IN

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.



Looking to buy or sell, call Jill today at 803-606-4491, jill@scexit.com. Website jill.scexit.com.  Text "Jill" to 803-753-4961 for my mobile app and to view MLS listings.


Jill Calderone is a real estate professional with EXIT Midlands Realty. Jill specializes in assisting buyers and sellers throughout the Columbia Midlands, ChapinNewberry, Lake MurrayLexingtonIrmo and the surrounding areas. She can be reached on her cell phone at 803-606-4491. 







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