Moving into your new home is a stressful and exciting time. When it’s all said and done, it can feel a bit alien, too. Homes can take a little time to get used to. Especially if they come with some problems that escaped first notice. So, you need to roll your sleeves up and prepare to do some work. Here are the things that you’re most likely going to have to fix when you move into a new place.
It’s a place that’s rather easy to miss before you move in. When you’re look at a home to buy or rent, you’re not going to be climbing on every roof. When you do get in there, however, you need to make sure it’s in good order. If it has any cracked or missing tiles, it can cause damp to spread, as well as severely reducing the effectiveness of any insulation.
Then you need to take a closer look at the guts of the home. Or at least make sure everything’s running. Make sure you know where the mains and the main water shutoff valve are. There are some simply plumbing changes you make yourself. Fixing a leaky tap, for instance. But as soon as you get out of your depth, call the professionals. Get to know the electrician and plumber in your area.
It’s likely that you’re going to find that you share parts of your home with some unfavorable characters. Pests aren’t something to despair over too much. You just need to get rid of them. This means taking a closer look at your home and sealing off the exterior to prevent the means of entry that you need. In other cases, you may need to get an exterminator out to it before you start to settle.
The chances are also good that you’re not going to be immediately in love with your garden when you move in. It’s more likely that the home has been vacated for a while so it can be a bit dilapidated. An untouched garden does, however, open up the possibilities of what you can do with it. Get it tied by trimming whatever exists or start anew by landscaping for your own purposes. Think about what you most want out of your garden before you start.
It’s not just likely to be a mess outside, either. Most homeowners will do their bit to tidy up before they leave. However, they’re probably busy dealing with their own move to give it a real deep clean. Not to mention that dust that will collect between your buying it and your moving in. Before you unpack, it can be a good idea to make sure you give the place a good once over.
Hopefully, making all the fixes above will make it a lot easier to feel at home. Once you start getting used to your surroundings, it’s easier to see the things you loved about it in the first place.