Once that moving date is set, it’s easy to get excited and try to do everything in one fell swoop, but when it comes to moving remember to think about the place you want to live, not just the place you want to leave.
An empty apartment or house can be a new opportunity, like a blank canvas. It is never as easy to repaint a tired-colored wall, spruce up hardwood floors, or take on a home repair project than it is before there’s a couch or television blocking the way.
If you’re thinking about repainting your new digs, try to give yourself a few days before you have to be out of your old place as you’ll need time to let primers, first, and seconds coats dry before you push furniture against the walls.
A few quick painting tips:
Hardwood floors are beautiful, easy to sweep clean, and looks great with an accent rug, but they can show wear in high-traffic areas. But if you’re not ready to drop the money on professional refinishing, consider this inexpensive trick to bringing out the best in your wood floor. After thoroughly cleaning your floor and allowing it to dry, scuff sand lightly with 150-grit sandpaper, and then apply a generous coat of pure tung oil. Be sure to follow any thinning instructions that come with the oil, and give your floors enough time to dry. If you need to walk on the floors while still tacky, use waxed paper rather than cardboard or paper, which may stick to the oil.
If you need to move anything large or bulky out, like a washing machine or refrigerator, it may go without saying that it’ll be a lot easier to do before you move your new items in. Likewise, if there are any major repairs or furnishing replacements, you’ll want to take care of them before plaster dust and wood shavings get into the fibers of your carpets and furniture.
And remember, if you need help moving any of those large and cumbersome items, Einstein Moving Company can save you the headache and backache that comes with moving.