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Post-Move Checklist for Las Vegas Homebuyers.
Dated: August 26 2021
Congratulations! You are all moved into your new home. Perhaps a moving company helped unload furniture or you tried to do it all by hand. Regardless, you may be exhausted but oh-so-happy to be in your new space. Now that you are physically moved in, here are five steps to take before knocking out any walls or tearing up the bathroom floor.
1. Update Your Insurance
Updating your insurance is a crucial step for new homeowners. If you were previously renting, you will want to ensure that your rental insurance has not renewed, and make sure you have the right home insurance plan for your situation. You will also want to make sure all other forms of insurance have your updated address.
2. Deep Clean Appliances
Unless you hired cleaners prior to moving in, chances are good there are parts of your new home that are not as clean as you may like. This most likely includes appliances, such as your refrigerator, washer and dryer. Take some time to deep-clean all essential appliances so that they are squeaky clean before you bring home groceries or do a load of laundry.
Even if you are unsure what final paint colors you may want to use in each room, it’s not a bad idea to repaint everything white or another neutral tone. You may find that the previous homeowners had a colorful taste, in the form of a bright purple bathroom or green kitchen cabinets. Painting can help freshen up your whole house so that it’s a blank canvas when you decide on decorating plans later.
4. Plan Future Upgrades
As a new homeowner, you are probably already excited about the future changes you can make. You may be planning out a kitchen renovation in your head or wondering what kind of hardwood exists under the carpet. Whatever it may be, be sure to sit down and plan out all future upgrades. You just made a major financial investment by purchasing a house, so you will want to plan any future renovations in a way that is financially responsible.
5. Purchase Home Essentials
Last but not least, now is the time to make sure you have all of those easily forgotten necessities like lightbulbs, a plunger and trash cans. Take inventory of what items you already have, and make a detailed list of what items you may need to purchase. Remember to check out thrift stores or second-hand shops for home goods, as you may be able to find great options at affordable prices.
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