You’ve done the hard part, buying the home
🏠 now what to do and what to expect?
- Clean everything
Giving your new house a thorough cleaning before you move will get you off to a great start. New construction and moving items can leave dust and debris in unexpected areas that may not be visible once all your belongings are in the home.
- Register appliances
If you have brand new appliances in your kitchen or laundry room register them within your first few days so you don’t forget and you can take advantage of the full warranty. By registering your appliances, you are providing the manufacturer with a better way to contact you in the case that there is a Safety Recall or if Warranty Service is required for your appliances.
- Hold on making drastic changes right away
It may be tempting to start doing some serious decorating as soon as you move in, but in some instances, it may be better to hold off for a while. By not rushing into decorating, you can figure out where your furniture is best suited for the room, what colors you want to paint with, what you want to get rid of or replace and even what you can afford. It also gives you time to figure out what room(s) you want to start decorating first.
- Make a list of what needs to be fixed
Have an on-going list. Walking around your home there will be some fixes you will quickly see and identify. However, there will be others that you won’t be able to find until you’ve lived in the house for a while and living your daily routine. If you’re in a new build a lot of these fixes could be under warranty. Take the time to make a list and send all your fixes to the builder at once or prioritize what you could do yourself.
- Know the Neighborhood Trash Schedule
This seems like a little thing, but it’s important. You will have more waste than usual when you first move. No need for it to pile up. Furthermore, if you recycle its good to be prepared and to not have a build up in your new home.
- Meet the neighbors
Getting to know your neighbors can be key to enjoying your new home & neighborhood. Knowing your neighbors can help you by:
- Watching each others house when you go on vacation or aren’t home for extended periods of time
- Letting out the dogs when you’re on vacation
- Sharing the latest neighborhood news
In conclusion CONGRATULATIONS on your move, and cheers to all that is to come. I hope these tips help you a long the way