New Home / Moving Tips

Perhaps you’re a home’s first owners, but maybe you’re the fifteenth. In any case, moving into a home that’s new for you provides excitement, change and many decisions. You can get a jump start at your new place, before moving day.

  1. Start a notebook for the new house. Jot down items to purchase or activities to handle. Include eye-catching fabric and color samples, favorite window product brochures and quotes from movers. Carry your notebook with you to have data handy when you need it.

  2. Sketch a floor plan of your new home when you don’t have blueprints. Record measurements of rooms, windows, closets and doors in your notebook. Include distance of window moldings from corners, floor and ceiling. Use measurements or blueprints to make a “to scale” floor plan and determine your furniture placement for moving day. Your movers will love your organization!

  3. Donate furniture, clothing and accessories that no longer suit you. Why pack and move such baggage when you’re starting life in a new place?

  4. Paint rooms, closets and ceilings before the move if existing colors don’t suit you. It’s easier when there are no heavy furnishings to move and the window treatments of your dreams aren’t yet in place.

  5. Clean and paper the inside of kitchen cupboards and drawers, even closet shelves.

  6. Replace floor coverings or clean carpets before furnishings arrive if a house was previously occupied. Your home will be fresh and new for your family!

  7. Watch a room’s light. Which window coverings will make the room most usable and comfortable?

Whether your new home is a blank canvas or reflects the tastes of previous owners, you can give it your personal decorating touch with Hoffman Window Fashions and Hunter Douglas. Window coverings make an enormous difference in the enjoyment of your home. They add beauty, enhance light quality and provide privacy. The can even reduce utility bills. Blinds, shades, sheers and shutters are classic treatments that bring style into a room without overpowering it. They’ll last and be valued as long as you own your home!