Priority Tasks for Move in

Dated: July 29 2021

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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. You will feel much better

about your new home

when these task are complete.

1. 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.

2.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.

3.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.

4.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.

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Mike Butters

Mike is the team lead and Listing Manager for Butters Team Realty, and associate broker with eXp Realty Virginia. He joined the eXp family in March 2021, and has been full-time real estate professiona....

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