What to do first? I bought a townhouse... now what?
April 14, 2014 7:29 AM Subscribe
I did it -- I bit the bullet and bought a townhouse! I'm so excited! The sale completes today, and by Wednesday by the latest I'll have the keys. Movers are scheduled for Saturday, and I'm already mostly packed. What should I do with the place between those two dates? It's a local move, only 20 min away, and I will have a least a day and a half to do stuff -- what should I be doing?
posted by cgg to Home & Garden (25 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not going to paint or do any work on the place yet; I want to live with the place for a bit before making any changes. On my todo list is to change the locks and clean what needs to be cleaned, and install a couple smoke detectors. I've already called everyone that needs to be called to set up utilities, forward mail, etc. What else can I do that will make (a) my new home feel like home and (b) make the move as painless as possible? What do you wish you had done? What did you do that you're so glad you did?