So, it’s finally time to make the big move to your first home? Way to go!
But also, hold up a second! There are a few things you’ll want to know or think about before moving in. Doing these things now can save you a world of trouble later. Let’s get started.
Have Any Work to Do in the House?
If you’ve got redecorating or upgrading plans, now is absolutely the time to do it. You’ll have a much easier time painting a wall, redoing a floor, or even getting large bulky appliances like refrigerators in if you can do so without all that other stuff in the way.
You can also use this time to get familiar with your breaker box and your plumbing essentials — and even say hello to the neighbours!
What to Do Once You’ve Moved Into Your New House
Not having a landlord any more can be a very freeing thing. At the same time, you’re now on the hook for repairs and various other tasks. You’ll need to get yourself a decent toolkit, as well as at least the basics for lawncare — and a snow shovel for those snowy winter Vancouver days.
Get these supplies early on so you can keep your garden looking great, your sidewalk clear, and your home running without having to put these tasks off. And for when you’re not able to do the work yourself, do your research ahead of time on who you’d call when something goes wrong. The last thing you want to do when you’ve got water actively flooding your kitchen is sift through online reviews.
Have Some Fun — Get Some New Furniture For the New House!
If you’ve been living in an apartment, you might be missing a full house worth of furniture. Maybe you settled on a small sofa because that’s all the space you had — or you never had a guest bed because you never had a guest bedroom.
Either way, moving is a great time to change up your furniture. Do it now, and you save yourself the effort of getting the old stuff in just to take it out again. The cash you’ll get from selling the old stuff can help you out with the new — or you can look into donation opportunities.
Get a Mover to Help Out!
Between final stages in your home-buying deal, how long it’s probably taken, the logistics of getting ready for your home, and the many, many things you now have to prepare for, you at least owe yourself a stress-free move.
Get one with a local mover. If you’re in the Vancouver area, or any of the surrounding towns, contact Robust Move. Our approach is dedicated to getting you set up in your new home with as little hassle as absolutely possible. That means expertly packed furniture and other possessions — even the real fragile stuff — and all the work of getting it from one place to another taken care of. All you have to do is work out a date with us and plan the housewarming party!