7 Things to do before you move in.
Change your toilet seat: Replace your old toilet with a new one and, while you’re at it, give the bathroom a good scrubbing.
Change the locks: Because you never know how many keys the old tenant shared.
Check for rodents and bugs and have the exterminator: Have the exterminator spray, check for bugs and plug any rodent holes. Open the windows so the place can air out before you move in.
Clean before you move in: Yes, you’re likely moving into a place that has been cleaned and cleaned again but do it once more. Your own cleaners will likely smell better than the cheap brands your landlord uses.
Clean and disinfect the fridge: Assuming your home comes with a fridge (many in LA do not), clean it out and let it sit with disinfectant before you fill it up.
Start with fresh condiments: no need to be using the same old ketchup.
Consider your outlets: Once you have those heavy pieces of furniture in place it won’t be as easy to move them to put in a multi-plug plug.
Design your space: Measure your new space and have a plan so you can let the movers move the heavy stuff.
And, once everything’s in place, check out these 10 good tips for renters so you can make sure your place feels like home sweet home.