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Tips before moving into a new home
Moving into a new home is definitely an exciting time. Here are a few things that you need to do to make this transition an easy one.
Change Locks: You’ll get the keys to you new home from the sellers, but it is always a good idea to just change the locks so that you know you are the only ones who have a set of keys to your home.
Change your address: Seems simple, right? Go to USPS.com and do it online for $1 and save yourself time and aggravation at the Post Office.
Change the toilet seats: An easy way to make sure your new bathroom is really yours.
Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors: Your family’s safety is paramount!
Locate breaker box and shut off valves: Because inevitably, when you need them, it’ll be dark.
Clean the cabinets and closets: Feel better about putting your stuff in a perfectly clean space.
Maintenance makes a difference: Vacuum coils on the fridge. Change air filters. Flush water heater. Clean out dryer duct for lint.
Clean Air conditioner condensers and evaporators
Hide a key: Some folks have keyless entries, but if you don’t go on a hide a key for later. You know you’ll need it.
Sources: Freshhome.com, Familyhandyman.com
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