When you are moving into a new home or starting over there are plenty of things your new home is going to need. After spending all of that time with the realtor, attorneys, bank managers, and more, and you finally open the door to your new home – here are a few things you really need.
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You want to feel as safe as possible as soon as possible in your new home. One thing that most people aren’t prepared for is how different their new area looks and sounds at night.
While you are moving or buying furniture into your new home, it is important that you know it is safe. A security system is one of the first things that you can install to make sure you feel secure.
It is a good idea to have a range of cameras, an alarm system and a doorbell with an inbuilt camera.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Along with the security camera system, the next thing you can do is have a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector system fitted.
It is important that you fit this as a matter of urgency. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors can be the first line of defence for your family should anything happen.
As a new member of the street, you might find that your neighbors are hoping for a peek at you. If you aren’t keen on the first impression is you napping on the couch after a long day of moving, blinds or curtains are a must.
Have them fitted as quickly as possible, even if it is just a set of simple blinds for the moment as you get everything else ready.
Unless you're buying a newly built home, there might be more than one copy of your key out in the world. The day you move in, or within a few days, it is a good idea to have a locksmith out to change the main locks within your home.
This ensures that you and your family are the only people who have a copy of the keys.
You may also consider upgrading your key system to an electronic keyless system.
As you fix things around the home or maybe are waiting for the power to be switched on, it is good to have some flashlights stashed around the house. You might be tempted to grab a few smaller flashlights, but a couple of heavy-duty ones is the best option.
These also come in handy later on for power outages.
If you have many people helping you move, then having a safe or lockbox installed can keep your valuables safe. You might not need to have one installed but can have a mobile one. They can be incredible in the case of a fire; if they are fireproof, all of your essential documents can be protected.
It’s not a safe item, but it can make your new life feel a little bit more real. Add your welcome mat on the floor once the first day is over!
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