In part 1 of our guide to moving house, we took a look at those things which you need to do in the run up to finding your dream home, whilst in part 2 we looked at those things in preparation to your move date. In part 3, we’re going to take a look at what, to many, is the most important task – turning your new house into a home!
1. Change Your Locks!
Whilst it might sound bizarre – consider changing the locks to your main entrance doors as soon as you’re in. It’s not necessarily something everyone would do, however you can’t be too careful and can you really call somewhere your home until you’re 100% confident that you’re the only ones with access? As stated by the guys over at MPL Locksmith Training when we asked them on the topic, “It’s not usually the previous home owners who you hear of entering a property once it’s sold with their own key, however perhaps those who they’ve given a key to in the past. The bottom line is that you can’t be too sure who has a key to your house unless you change the locks. Confused.com suggest that over 50% don’t change locks and, as far as we’re concerned, it’s something which every new home owner needs to do as a priority! A quick call to a specialist locksmith can see your locks changed in a matter of hours and you’ll be pleased to know it won’t break the bank either!”
On the other hand, if you’re a keen DIY’er, why not change your locks yourself? This great guide on ‘Fitting Your uPVC Door Locks’ from uPVC Door Locks talks you step by step through the whole process and offers a quick and easy approach to keep costs down.
2. Replace Your Bedding
Above all else, in order for you to be able to call your house your home, you need to be able to get a great night’s sleep and what better way to settle in than to replace your bedding for your move in date! It doesn’t need to cost a fortune to replace the entire families bedding, especially when you shop online. At the moment, we love the Jeff Banks bedding sets if you’re into something a little luxurious yet affordable or if you’re after something homely yet which has a little fun factor, the luxury bedding sets from Amara are just perfect! To start you off on your journey to find the best bedding you can … here’s an image of just one of the fun bedding sets mentioned above:
3. Add A Little Luxury To Your Garden
Turning your house into a home doesn’t just mean the interior and it’s important that you give some attention to your garden as well! After all, when ‘done right’ your garden is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day, to let the kids play or to host a family barbecue!
Where budgets allow, why not treat yourself to something luxurious such as a hot tub? It’s something which the whole family will get use out of and if you opt for an affordable model such as a Vita Spa, you won’t have to break the bank whilst still adding that extra special touch to your home! We took the time to look into the numerous different garden luxuries and are struggling to beat these great models, however if you’ve got your own suggestions, please do let us know!
On the other hand, if a hot tub isn’t your thing, something as simple as digging a pond and filling it with your favourite fish can add an extra special touch and help to turn your new garden into your own space!
At the end of the day, a house isn’t a home until you’ve added your own special touches and once you’ve moved in, the fun and creativity really begins!