5 Priority Things To Do When You Move Into Your New Home In Ohio

Dated: 06/10/2019

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5 Priority Things To Do now that you're getting ready to move into the perfect home you bought in the neighborhood of your dreams in Greater Cleveland, Ohio.

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It certainly 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.

Splurge on a cleaning company

While the previous occupants may have left the house tidy, they probable weren't thinking deep clean. Hiring a professional cleaning company will help to provide you with a clean slate for your belongings. 

Service the mechanical systems of the house

Even if you had a home inspection, having the working systems of the house like, furnace, air conditioning, and fireplace cleaned and serviced before you use them will help to ensure they are safe and in good working order.

...we wish you much happiness in your new home! 

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Christine Pappas

Long ago I heard this crazy stat that 50% of home buyers did not like the house they bought- I cringed! --- Buying a home is not like buying a pair of shoes, you can't simply return a house. I truly w....

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