Repainting, reorganizing, renovating. The excitement of buying a new home can often get burdened by the overwhelming amount of work that you still need to do. Remember that with a little bit of patience and planning, you can do anything you set your mind to. Here are six reminders for every new homeowner.
Take care of the easy things first
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the big projects you’re taking on, consider knocking out a few of the easiest things first. Not only will this allow you to cross a few things off of your list, it’ll give you confidence to tackle the bigger projects. Whether it’s painting the bathroom or hanging a photo, do something that will leave you feeling accomplished when you see it.
Clean from top to bottom
Even if your new home looks clean, give it a thorough cleaning before unpacking all of your boxes. The floors, windows, and bathrooms will likely need a good scrubbing. If a deep clean is too big of a job to manage on your own, consider hiring a professional cleaning service. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to start your new home out on a clean slate.
Change your mailing address
Don’t forget to update your address on UPS and any websites that have your information, such as your credit cards, insurance, and ID’s. You’ll also want to make sure all of the mail at your old address is forwarded to your new place. This will make sure nothing gets lost while you make the transition into your new home.
Hire professionals for home repairs
if you’re handy around the house, you may be tempted to fix everything yourself. However, hiring professionals to fix any appliances will ensure that everything is in top condition. Plus, not having to worry about repairs yourself will free up your time to take care of other things.
Locate circuit breaker and shut off valves
It’s essential to learn the lay of the land in your new house. Locating important things like the circuit breaker and shut off valves is a must and can come in handy in case of an electrical outage or burst water pipe.
Enjoy time in your new home
Taking care of the things on your to-do list will give you peace of mind as you settle into your new home. Don’t forget to cherish the time spent making your new house a home. Even though it’s not finished, you’re still making memories throughout the process. Don’t get so caught up in the long list of “to-do’s” that you forget to laugh and cherish your time.