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A Few Things To Do After You Move In
Now that you've moved into your new home, there's a few things you should do to make your house feel like a home! A few small things can make a difference, and you'll be happy to get them done and be able to enjoy your new home!
#1 Lock It Up
Security is No. 1. You can easily switch out your locks and deadbolts to your new home to protect your valuables and your family.
Now’s the time to consider the lockset finish, and the options are endless. When it comes to exterior locks, make sure you choose something that looks timeless and can be cleaned easily.
A new security system is also a good idea. The options for this are endless as well. Systems with online monitoring, smartphone compatibility, thermostat control, and even video monitors for the interior including the baby nursery are super helpful. Even if that room is empty now, it might not be in the future – so go ahead and secure it!
#2 Remove Toilet Seats
You can simply reinstall existing ones once you've DEEP CLEANED, or grab new ones. The point: getting this out of the way will make cleaning down the line so much easier and less of a task!
#3 Improve Your Home's Air
Changing an air filter is a three-minute task, and it should be done right after moving into a new home – even if the previous owners swear the chore was just done. Changing out a filter can help improve the performance of your air conditioning and furnace and help with any allergens in the home.
#4 Paint Your Front Door
Painting your front door (or freshening it up with a coat of oil if it’s wood) can show your new neighbors that you’ve arrived on the block and are investing in your home. An easy weekend DIY!
After you do proper prep work, which includes sanding the surface, make sure you pick an exterior-grade paint and use a high-quality bristle brush to give it multiple thin coats for the best coverage. It’s a great time to show off your personal style, and these days any color goes!
Every day you walk in through your newly made-over door, you’ll feel welcomed into your new home and inspired to keep creating a space you love.
#5 Choose Your Signature Scent
Every house has a smell. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that “other people smell” that’s definitely not your own particular brand of aroma. Even if the smell isn’t bad, it just isn’t yours, and that makes you feel like an intruder in someone else’s space. Make your dream home even more dreamy by filling it with your signature scent.
Don’t have a signature scent? Check out a candle store or the air-freshener aisle to peruse the options, and then regularly use your favorite in your new home.
If your new home has a smell that isn't "yours", try getting the carpets cleaned!! It can eliminate the smell as well as remove allergens, dirt, and stains.
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As a Full Time real estate agent for the past 23 years, Sheryll has helped hundreds of home owners in Colorado buy and sell their homes. Sheryll's easy going, no pressure style and her in depth knowl....