Important Things Every New Homeowner Needs

When you move into a new home, there are a lot of tasks to accomplish. Apart from all the financials, you need to think about all these other necessities for your home. And how are you supposed to remember all of them, let alone the small essentials that hold a big impact? There a ton of new-home checklists out there, and we’re adding an important guide to those lists. Below, you’ll find the small things every homeowner needs—the little pieces that will frustrate you to no end if you don’t have them when you need them, but they aren’t as apparent as a kitchen table or couch. Check them out!

A Toolbox

If you’re moving into a new place, then you’re definitely going to need a toolbox with all the fixings. You may not plan to build everything from scratch yourself, but there are a lot of essential toolbox tools that will help you along the way. Not to mention, even once you’re settled, there will be times when things break down, and your toolbox will help you fix them. You could even include things like WD-40 to make sure that you can really make your house a home—without the squeaks.

An Emergency Kit

Trust us—you’re not going to want to have to drive to the closest store to get some band-aids or a flashlight. Your emergency kit can have whatever you think you’ll need in it, but here are some typical kit options:

  • First-Aid Supplies: band-aids, hydrogen peroxide, cotton swabs, various sizes of gauze and bandages, gloves, tweezers
  • Flashlights, helmets, masks, blankets

These are just a few of the options. You can make an emergency kit to fit whatever natural disaster you may experience at some point, and then have a separate one for first aid. Whichever direction you take, you’ll want to have one on hand.

A Cleaning Supply Kit

Sure, you may already have some wipes so that you can clean surfaces when you first moved in. But once you get more settled, you may not think about all the supplies you need to keep the place clean. It’s more than Clorox wipes—you’ll need cleaning supplies for the bathrooms, kitchen, dishes, and floors. You could even use this time to stock up on some eco-friendly cleaning supplies to keep your new home clean and the air toxin-free!

It may seem like a short guide, but the things on this list will make the process of transforming your house into a home a little easier and a lot less stressful. Don’t forget about the small stuff when you use this guide to things every homeowner needs.

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