So you’ve bought a new house—congratulations! Do you have a list of projects that you want to tackle before you move in? Even if you don’t have any currently, you should take advantage of the empty space for any renovations you might want to make in the future. Keep reading for a list of home renovation projects to finish before you move in to get ideas for your new place.

Changes to the Flooring

Flooring can have a big impact on the look and value of your home. In fact, it should be high on your home inspection checklist before you move in. Unlike adding a new coat of paint, you can’t just move furniture to the center of the room to take care of a flooring renovation. If you want to replace the flooring once you’ve moved in, you’ll need to move furniture to storage; so, why not take advantage of the fact that you haven’t moved everything in yet?

Any Overhaul Projects

Before you make the move into your new home, now is the perfect time to tackle large projects. You might not be happy with the quality of the kitchen or bathroom appliances, for example. If you want to replace these features, do it now. It’ll be a lot easier to access the areas you need and tackle these projects early on rather than when you’ve been moved in for months or years. You’ll also be happier with the final product and your home overall.

Deep Cleaning

Home renovation projects can leave behind a lot of dust and debris, especially when ripping out carpet, appliances, and other features. Take the chance before you move everything in to do a deep cleaning of the whole house. Even if you haven’t tackled any big projects, moving into a previously owned or old home can still be a toss-up in terms of cleanliness. Either way, a thorough cleaning is a good idea before you move in all your own furniture, appliances, and other large items.

Hopefully, these three examples of home renovation projects to finish before you move in will help make your move-in process more productive. Take advantage of the clean slate that you have to work with before moving in all your belongings. By tackling projects before the move, you’ll have less work to do later, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new space even more.