Getting to have your dream home is the ultimate goal of most people. A dream home where you and your family live happily ever after. So a dream home is considered to be the perfect dwelling with no flaws whatsoever. Like having good neighbors, huge tall trees that cover the street, and a big front yard, the white picket fence… you get the gist. A view of the street from your window and watching your kids play in the yard while you sit on your cozy couch would make the absolute perfect picture of having the perfect little family in your perfect little home.
But moving into your dream home means that you should check each and everything in that home, be they the new kitchen appliances or other kitchen bits and bobs that complete your dream home. You should be taking into consideration each and every bit of the house as you want everything to be just perfect.
So what are the top 5 things you should consider before moving into your dream home? Let’s check them out!
1. Make A Checklist
This is quite an important step for you to take. You should note everything down; differentiate between what you are going to keep, and what you are intending to give away or replace. Check each and everything that needs to be replaced as you wouldn’t want anything to be malfunctioning once you move into your dream home. Plus if your new home doesn’t come with attached appliances like refrigerators and ranges, or if you don’t like the attached appliances of your new home, you can always buy affordable and top-notch stuff to make sure your new home is as perfect as you envision it to be.
2. Pack Everything Carefully
In this step, you have to keep everything in the corresponding boxes and label them so that you know which things are in which one. Like if you are packing your kitchen things then you should have a box labeled “kitchen items” and make sure to mention which side is up otherwise the movers may end up destroying your precious items unknowingly. Check out some useful tips for packing your dishes properly so that while on the move the dishes don’t end up breaking.
Furthermore, you should keep a checklist of the items as you box things up as this way you will be able to find anything you are looking for once you are done moving. Plus you will know you have not misplaced anything while packing. Plus you can use some tips to just quickly pack each and every item like if your clothes are hanging in a hanger you should make a group of clothes and just put them in a clean garbage disposal bag in a way that the top of the hanger is out and the rest is in the bag. This way you will be able to just hang them up in the wardrobe once you get to your dream home.
3. Donate Or Dispose of Things
This is quite the hard part when it comes to moving. You get to see loads of things which you don’t use but you sort of have a sentimental value for those things. These things are either worn-out clothes or some things which are not used by you anymore and you have to get rid of them as well like toys and stuff.
Obviously, you can’t keep each and everything you have to get rid of them someday so why not bid farewell to old things and start off with new things. Honestly, you would not have much space to keep your old things.
So just donate your things so that you will know that somewhere someplace your things would be given as much love as you gave them. And the people would be happy once they get it. Moreover, if you have certain things that are in no condition to be donated then just dispose of them.
4. Check If Everything Works
Before you are going to move into your dream home make sure everything works otherwise you would be facing an unnecessary hassle. Check if the main valve for the water supply works or not. Make sure you know where your gas and electricity meters are and check them thoroughly to see if they function properly. While you are at it, check the thermostat as well if you don’t want to face temperature fluctuations or malfunctions. Also, check if the fuse box has the wiring right and you can easily cut off the power as you want at any time or not.
These things are quite essential to check whenever you are moving into a house, as the people who used to live may not have maintained the whole house the way it was supposed to be maintained. And you would have to fix everything on your own at your own expense.
5. Check For Any Maintenance And Repairs
It often happens that on paper your dream house might seem the perfect one and we don’t always do the inspection to see if anything needs repairing or not. So I have prepared a small list that will help you in determining what needs thorough examing or not. Take a look:
- Examine or inspect to see if there is any damage to the roof or will it leak or not.
- Also, check the floors to see if they need any repairing.
- Check to see if any windows need repairing.
- Inspect the sinks and showerheads too.
- Examine the chimney to see if you need to repair it or not.
These things are the most important ones to check because you would want everything to be just perfect and wouldn’t want anything to be wrecked or broken.
Conclusively, always keep everything in check before moving into your dream home. And follow the points mentioned above and you wouldn’t be having any problem when you are done moving. And you can easily unpack and live happily in your own dream home.
Sarah has a thrill for visiting various places. She keeps gathering information regarding different home projects and their renovation, styling, etc. Whenever she is free she likes to write for kitchenfaction.com.