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Ready to Move in to Your New Home? Not So Fast! Take Care of These 3 Items Before the Big Move

Ready to Move in to Your New Home? Not So Fast! Take Care of These 3 Items Before the Big MoveIf you are home buyer moving into a Chantilly area home, you’ve had a lot on your mind.  But here are three simple things to remember that will be good to add to your list.

Install A New Lock
Even though you may have a perfectly good lock on all the doors, if you you want that extra comfort that comes with more security, consider getting need door locks.  You can hire a good locksmith to get it done, or same money and do it yourself.  Either way it is worth considering so that you know that no one has the keys to your home, except you and your family.

Do A Quick Clean
With so many boxes to unpack and items to organize, the concept of cleaning the house you’ve just moved into might not be very appealing; however, this can be a necessary step in making you and your family feel more at home. It doesn’t have to be the kind of cleanup that will take 10 hours, but a quick dusting and wiping of cabinets and appliances, as well as a quick sweep and vacuum of the floor, may change the way you feel about your new home.

If Time Permits, Paint!
If the walls of your new house happen to be in immaculate shape, you can avoid paint;  however, a prime-up of the walls can add a lot to the sparkle of your new home and may make it feel like yours much sooner.  Instead of going for boldness or deciding on a decorating scheme right away, choose a neutral color that will instantly brighten your room. If the walls are in particularly bad shape, you may even want to contact a professional who will be happy to get the job done.

While you have the momentum of the move still going on, take time to do those last few things that will make your new place as “just right” as it can be.  And as always, please know that my team and I are always here for you and your referrals.  Let us know how we can help!