Buying a home can be time-consuming as well as exciting, but it is important to do a few tasks as soon as possible after you move in or even before. One thing you need to do is change the locks on the doors so that you know no one else has a key. Updating your address can be done easily through the postal service’s website. Clean all surfaces and spray for pests. This would be a good time to paint the walls. Also, check for water leaks, test fire and carbon monoxide detectors, and repair any maintenance issues.
- Once you have your new digs it’s important to get your mail going the same way. You can change your address easily online through the United States Postal Service website.
- Even with the services of a good home inspector it is possible to miss a water leak. So, check the water meter before using the water, then recheck two hours later, hopefully seeing the same numbers.
- You can accomplish a lot before the furniture gets there, such as cleaning cabinets and counters and closets, spraying for pests and plugging in power strips.
“You do not want a stranger going around with a key to your front and back door, so changing the locks at your house is a natural step to take.”