We live on a boat now - but it's actually okay - better than okay! It's awesome!
The broker had done a great job of looking after the boat on the sales gantry, so she was already clean and tidy but we wanted to go through every locker and go under every deck plate to properly clean and disinfect the inside before we moved all our remaining stuff aboard. (It's good practice to do this, as things can get mouldy and smelly pretty quickly on a boat)
Simon and Jo our friends put us up for a few days and let us put all our "coming on the boat stuff" in their garage while we cleaned right through.
This also gave us a chance to run though all the equipment the former owner had left us and actually learn a load about the boat in the process by emptying each and every area and cleaning it completely.
There will be no surprises, as we now know what lies beneath every deck plate, nook and cranny!