What To Do As A First Time Home Owner

When you are shopping for that first home for sale, you may be so excited to finally own your own home that you don't give much thought past making an offer and getting through the escrow process. However, once the time comes for you to move in and get settled in that new place, you will find that there is a lot more that comes with home ownership than you may have originally realized. This article can be of assistance to you by pointing out some of those things that you can do to starting off your new home ownership journey the best way.

Purchase all the yard maintenance equipment you will need –

If you haven't lived in a home where you were responsible for the maintenance of the yard, or you were in an apartment or other type of dwelling with grounds rather than yards, then you won't automatically be prepared for yard maintenance. Here are some of the things that you want to stock your garage or tool shed with for your yard's care:

  • Lawnmower
  • Weed Wacker
  • Bush Shears
  • Rake
  • Shovel
  • Trash Cans
  • 3 Prong Weeding Hoe

Purchase tools for possible home repairs –

Along with taking care of the yard, you will also need to make sure the rest of the house is well-cared for on a regular basis. You should have tools in case something comes up and needs repairing or another type of maintaining. Here are a few examples of tools you want to have on hand as a homeowner:

  • Different types and sizes of screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Duct tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Plumber's tape
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Wrench set
  • Wet/dry shop vac

Purchase things you will need for routine maintenance –

Along with the yard and those minor repairs that may need fixing, you'll also need to stay on top of housekeeping. If you lived with someone else before who tended to take care of the housekeeping, then you may not know about some things that can really help you to stay on top of the house. Along with your normal cleaning supplies such as a mop, broom, buckets, sponges and other normal cleaning supplies, you'll also want special supplies that make cleaning as easy as possible. Here are some things to help you keep the house nice and clean in the easiest manner:

  • Reusable air filter for the central HVAC system
  • A bagless vacuum with many attachments
  • A stepstool
  • A from-the-ground rain gutter cleaner
  • A garden hose with a high-powered nozzle
  • A flexible feather duster with an extension pole

About Me

A New Home by Christmas

When I was born, my parents lived in a tiny, brick home. The small house only had one bathroom. And the laundry room could be reached only by going outside and venturing to the side of the house. Thankfully, my family purchased a new home when I was in the seventh grade. The new place was approximately twice as large as the old home. We moved into this sprawling farmhouse a couple of days before Christmas. I will never forget how amazing the first few days of living in this new place felt. On this blog, I hope you will discover some tips to help you purchase your dream home by Christmas. Enjoy!

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