Moving to a new house, condo, or apartment this summer? Before filling your home with furnishings, there’s something you might want to do first: paint. Experts of every stripe say that one of the best times to do interior painting is just before moving into a new home. Here are three reasons why, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute:

Reason No. 1. It’s easy now. Interior painting is a very simple project — and not at all physically demanding — when you can move freely within a room.

Reason No. 2. It saves time. Painting can take a lot longer when you have to cover and uncover things, move them back and forth, etc. It’s better to paint just before moving and short-circuit these time-consuming and unproductive steps.

Reason No. 3. It can save you money — lots of it. If you’re using a professional painting contractor, he or she can complete the work far faster in rooms that are empty.

This article is courtesy of Home Improvement News and Information Center.