It's wonderful to move into a new house, and you're probably wondering about the furnishings, paint colors, and interior design. But first, you should go over the fundamentals before moving on to the exciting stuff.

Replace the locks

Even if you are assured that your home has new locks, you should always exercise caution. The peace of mind that comes from knowing that no one else has the keys to your home is worth the cost. You can hire a locksmith for a little extra money or perform the lock change yourself.

The carpets are steam cleaned.

Before you start decorating, it's a good idea to give your flooring a fresh start. It's possible that the previous owners were careless or had small children or pets with them. Spend some time steam cleaning the carpets to ensure that there are no stains or allergens on your flooring. Renting a steam cleaner is fairly simple and inexpensive; your neighborhood grocery shop might have several on hand.

Make an extermination call

You probably haven't spent enough time in the home before moving in to have a good glimpse of any potential bugs. To get rid of any mice, insects, or other animals that might be hiding in your house, call an exterminator.

Kitchen should be cleaned.

If the previous occupants wanted to skip on some of their cleaning duties when they moved out, the kitchen is where they probably cut corners. Wipe down the inside of cabinets, clean out the refrigerator, clean the oven, and clean in the nooks and crannies underneath the appliances.