Interior Remodel

What to Do Before Moving Back In After a Renovation

Just had extensive renovation done? Congratulations! After weeks (or even months) of endless construction noise and dust, we’re sure you’re finally moving back into your home! But before you do, there are a few things you need to take care of. In this blog post, we will outline the steps you need to take before moving back in after a renovation. Follow these tips and you’ll be in your new home in no time!

Clean every nook and cranny – the last thing you want is to move in and start cleaning

When it comes to the clean up after a major renovation project, it’s best to enlist the help of professionals. Post-renovation cleans aren’t like your typical spring clean – there’s a lot more that goes into it, with specialised equipment and industry-leading products required.

Inspect every inch of your home for damages

If you find any, get them fixed before moving back in. This is especially important if you had major work done, like a new roof or an extension.

Change all your locks, especially if you gave keys to the construction crew

It’s better to be safe than sorry. After having so many people coming and going from your property throughout the construction phase, it’s best to change all the locks in your home so you can start fresh and rest assured that only you and your family have access.

Stock up on essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, and dish soap

No one wants to have to run out to the store as soon as they move back in! Take care of these supplies ahead of time so that you don’t have to worry about them later. A stitch in time saves nine!

Make your bed and unpack your clothes so at least one room feels like home

After having such a big renovation take place, you’re likely to be exhausted – not to mention that the space feels different now. By prioritising making the place “homely” again, this will help you transition back into your normal routine and make the process of moving back in a little less daunting.

We hope these tips were helpful! Moving back in after a renovation can be a stressful time, but by following these simple tips, you can make it a little bit easier on yourself and the rest of the household.

Yara Davison
the authorYara Davison