The move can consume you for a long time: planning, packing, moving, cleaning.
If you’re moving into a new house, you may not need to do anything at all. Lucky you!
If you have purchased a home with carpet you hate you are probably thinking that it has to go. The big question is should you wait until you’re moved in or tackle the job now?
You may decide that it’s too much to think about right now, that you should leave the decision about replacement for later after you’ve settled into your home. You may not have the budget or time to do anything but move. Make sure to weigh in the “cost” to you in both hassle and time if you wait to do a necessary project at a later date.
Replacing flooring is a major project. If you have the money and you can install the new floors before your move you will really be doing yourself a favor. If you put this decision off, you will be faced with moving all your furniture out of the rooms. There will be furniture all around your home and you will have to move it back into the room when they are finished installing the flooring.
When installing new floors before you move into your home, be sure to order the flooring well in advance of your move. Make arrangements to have new flooring installed and finished by a day or two before you move. Cover the new flooring with mats or area rugs so the movers don’t track in dirt or scratch the wood. Then, when they set your sofa and coffee table in place — you’ll be home!