Just Settled on a House? Here Are Some Things to Think About Before the Dust Settles.
Buying a new home is a very exciting time in anyone’s life – and from a lifestyle perspective there are few things more exciting! Handing over the balance of sale means that you are now the proud owner of a property and ready to start calling it your own. Moving into a new home can be frantic and you can often get overwhelmed with an enormous ‘To Do’ list. To help you out, we have outlined some key things to remember when moving house to hopefully avoid any hiccups during this exciting transition.
- Have you got security lined up for your new property?
When you’re moving into a new house you will be hugely excited, but often distracted. This is totally understandable. Your mind is going to be full of all sorts of things, from what kind of furniture will work in the space, to where you’re going to put everyone in the house. It may be the case that you put off or neglect thinking about some of the less exciting, but still vital, parts of moving. One key component of moving into a new home is ensuring that you have its security sorted out so that the safety of your family can be guaranteed; a monitored alarm, sensor detectors or surveillance cameras may be some such security options explored. If you don’t have security organised, you run the risk of being susceptible to break-ins and burglary. After all, the modern day thief is very intelligent – and a smart crook will know that a new house on the block is far less likely to have their security up and running. Make sure you are one up on the burglars and protect your home and family before you move in.
- How are you moving in – and when?
Moving into a new home requires some work. This much goes without saying, and you can choose to either hire full service movers or to hire a truck and do it yourself (or a mix of the two). If you opt for the former you’ll need to ensure you’ve budgeted for this and if you opt for the latter you need to make sure that you have plenty of good friends on board who are willing helpers!
- Are there any changes that need to be made to the yard to make it pet friendly?
If you have a dog or cat (or any other kind of pet) you need to ensure that the backyard is adequately prepared. Does your dog require secure fencing or a dog door? There couldn’t be anything worse than completing the big move only to have your puppy escape and go marauding around the neighbourhood!
- Should you change the locks?
When you move into a new home, there’s always the thought that the keys you have are the same as the previous owners. It’s definitely recommended that as part of your security check that you change the locks to avoid any possible break-ins. This should be done in a timely manner, and potentially even before you’ve moved into your new property.
We wish you all the best with the new home that you have or are thinking of purchasing. Don’t forget to think about your security needs well ahead of time to ensure that you’re not left high and dry by the time the dust settles on your latest purchase. Chartercom Security can provide you with a customised security solution that will be sure to prevent those unwanted burglars from spoiling your brand new home.
Call us on 1300 844 844 or visit us at chartercomsecurity.com.au for a confidential assessment of your security needs.