Tips and Tricks

6 Ways to Keep Your New Home Looking Move-In Ready


Congratulations on your recent move! Moving into a new home is always an exciting experience. You get to make a completely different space feel like home while also enjoying the freshness of everything around you. There’s really nothing like getting a new home to call your own!

For a lot of new homeowners, however, once they sign the contract and move into a place, that “new home smell” fades quickly and their home loses some of that magical quality it once had. When that happens, you may even want to look for a different option to get that feeling of newness back.

We’d like to help you stay in love with your home for as long as possible. Keep reading to find out six tried and true ways to help keep your home in move-in ready condition for as long as possible. Some of them may surprise you!

Stay On Top of Property Maintenance

When you own a home, one of the major benefits (or drawbacks) is being able to control the maintenance that needs to be done periodically. Maintenance is a huge responsibility, and if you skimp on it, that can make your home feel out of whack. Be sure to get regular check-ups on the big stuff like your HVAC, your roof, and your foundation. But, don’t forget the small stuff, like door hinges and kitchen cabinets. The more you repair things, the more your home will look and feel like it did in its move-in ready state.

Have Your House Inspected Every 3-5 Years

When you’re buying a home, one of the biggest (and most nerve-wracking) parts of the process is the home inspection. It can literally be the deciding factor of whether or not you actually go through with the purchase. But, inspections aren’t only just for the contingency period – you can get your home inspected at any time to ensure that your home is in working order. Problems of all sizes can crop up when you least expect them, so if you get an inspector to come out every 3-5 years, you’ll be much more likely to catch them quickly or even prevent them from happening at all. Additionally, you’ll ensure that your home will stay move-in ready condition.

Don’t Forget About the Exterior of Your House

Homeowners are more likely to fix issues on the interior of that house because they see them every day. But, you can’t ignore things that are going on in the exterior as well. Make sure that you have a plan in place to consistently maintain your yard and your property line so the curb appeal you fell in love with stays intact. 

Make Updates Where You See Fit

If you don’t love the look of an aspect of your home, whether it’s big or small, it can really throw off the overall feeling you have about your space. That’s why it’s so important to make updates to your home when you can afford it. When the updates are made, you’ll feel like you’re in a whole new house again!

Make Sure Existing Window Treatments Stay in Working Order

Your window treatments can make or break the way your home looks from both the inside and the outside. Additionally, they control a lot of the heating and cooling habits of your home. That’s why it’s so important to keep your windows updated and your window treatments looking nice and neat. To learn more about caring and maintaining your existing window treatments, visit our window covering tips and tricks page.

Replace Dated or Unattractive Window Treatments

When you first move into a home, especially if it previously belonged to someone else, you’ll find that their window treatments are a little worse for wear. If this is the case for your new home, be sure to switch them out with new ones as soon as possible. If you’re in the market for new window treatments now, shop our full selection of blinds, shades, and shutters today!


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