7 Great Home Improvements To Make Right After Moving In Your New Home In Arlington

Ready to move into your new home in Arlington? Awesome!

But before you unpack your boxes, there are some important improvements that you’ll need to tackle. Yeah, we get that home improvement is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but, trust us on this. Some of these tasks are easier to do before setting up your furnishings, whereas other things are essential for your safety.

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Do your home improvements before unpacking.

So, before settling in your new home, take a look at these eight important home improvements that you need to do.

  1. Change the locks– this is a basic safety check that you shouldn’t ignore. It’s not that you shouldn’t trust your home seller- it’s just that you don’t know all the people that have had contact with those keys over the years. Any of them could have copied the keys for malicious reasons.
  2. Change alarm batteries– ensuring that your fire and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries is an important step that is often ignored then later forgotten. So, it’s better to deal with this now when the house is empty so you won’t have to move your furniture to make room for a ladder.
  3. Childproof your new home– if you have small kids, take a day to childproof your new home in Arlington. Afterall accidental accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 14, and most of these accidents happen at home.
  4. Build extra storage– If your new home doesn’t have enough storage room, you can install some storage units around the house to make your home less cluttered. The entryway is especially important during winters when puffer jackets, snow boots, and scarves demand more space.
  5. Caulk cracks and gaps– use caulk to seal cracks around your new home and ensure that there are no leaks, drafts, and other nuisance that could add to your utility bills.
  6. Deep-clean carpets– If the carpets in your new home in Arlington are old and in need of some deep cleaning, do it before you move in your furniture.
  7. Clean hardwood floors- without destroying the finish– this task should also be done before moving in so that you don’t have to heavy furniture around. It is important to use the right cleaning solution that will not ruin your finish. The most recommended cleaners are those that contain isopropyl alcohol, which dries faster and you can get them in your nearby home supply store. You can alternatively make your own cleaner at home by mixing a cupful of vinegar to a gallon of water. This will help dissolve grease and grime on the floor without ruining the finish.

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