Household repairs after the move: it depends
If you’re wondering how much of repairing there’s to do, it all depends on your new home. The list suggested includes some of the common things that need to be repaired after moving in. You might need to:
- fix the walls
- change outlet wall plates
- polish your old floor
- do some minor repairs
Fixing the walls
It’s a good chance that you need to fix your walls. It might be because of a hole, or small damage, or at least a stain on the wall, that you need to paint all the walls. Or it could simply be that you don’t like the color of the walls. So choose the colors that you like, and repaint them, so that your new walls are all fresh and clean.
Replace old outlet wall plates
Wallplates get dirty, even if they’re not that old. Or, they can get broken, when carrying in the furniture. So, wait until you position your furniture, before replacing them. Why have a loose and old wall plate, when they’re not that expensive at all? Unless, of course, you need to change all of them. However, they’re not that hard to replace, it’s usually a cork or two that keep them fixated. Also, you should consider calling a handyman, as you don’t want to mess with electricity. After you replace all of them, your walls will get a whole new look, you’ll see.
Polishing your floors
After moving in, you should clean all the floors thoroughly with alcohol. But, even after this cleaning, your hardwood floors look dirty, you should consider polishing. However, you should know that this usually is not a cheap and quiet process. If you’re moving in with your friend, or with someone you don’t share the budget with, you can split the costs. Only after you’re done with the walls, take the time to deal with your new floors. The end result will not disappoint you, because your floor will start looking differently.
Time to enjoy
There will always be more household repairs after the move. So, at some point, you have to start enjoying your new home, even if it needs more repairs. After all this hard work, you definitely deserve it.