Everyone can agree that there is a tangible excitement in the air when you move into a new house as a homeowner. Unfortunately, some of the fun can be lost if you have a hard time staying organized. Creating a comprehensive new homeowner checklist and a home management binder can be the solution to your organization woes.
Below are a few pivotal pieces of advice to set yourself up to thrive in your new house. Plus we’ve included several fun resources at the end for you and your family to enjoy.
Check Security System and Change Out All Locks
Feel safe and reassured in your new home by switching out the locks and making sure your security system is up to date. Otherwise, you never know who has access to your house. Don’t forget your garage door and side entrance, too.
Freshen Up With Paint and Deep Cleaning
Even if the house has been painted relatively recently, it can’t hurt to freshen things up. Plus, you might want to change the look entirely. Either hire a professional or give it your best shot on your own.
Make Sure Everything Works Properly
Unfortunately, there are bound to be a few features in your home that are broken or on the verge of breaking. Make a list of things to test in your first week to make sure you’re proactive in addressing problems. For example, water purification systems, kitchen sink disposals, and smart home features.
Dream Up Your Ideal Renovations
Everyone deserves to dream up their desired home improvements, even if they just moved in and don’t have the funds to make any big changes right away. Using a goal setting sheet (provided below) is a great way to do this.
Enjoy these resources to get you started as a new homeowner: