Becoming a new homeowner is something that will fill a huge space in your heart from the moment you step through the door. We all know how amazing having our own space can be – and today we want to take a look at some simple tips for new homeowners to consider when they move.
A deep clean
As tempting as it is the day you get your keys to bring your belongings to the house immediately it is also important to clean. Take the first few hours of the day or the day itself to deeply clean the home including a steam clean of the carpets and bleaching the kitchen and bathroom. Deeply cleaning your home before you have your belongings in the way will allow you to get to all those little nooks and crannies and will make a huge difference.
Fill the freezer
As a new homeowner you will want to make life easier for yourself as well as save some money. One of the easiest ways for you to do this is to cook batches of food and freeze them for future meals. Having food ready to go in the freezer will allow you to save money on takeaways, and it will also save you effort cooking a meal on a busy day.
Fix small issues now
Now is the time to make sure that you fix some of the smaller issues in the home such as uneven plastering, light switches that are the wrong way round, or cracks in the walls. If you need to you can take out a loan such as with Plenti and once you get these jobs done you’ll have a real weight lifted. It is important to do jobs like these when you first see them because over time they can become a larger issue.
There are various repairs you can’t afford to put off. Foremost, a damp basement is something you need to take care of ASAP! Postponing this issue can lead to more severe problems such as destroying the house’s foundation, or it could lead to mold buildup, which has adverse health outcomes.
Ensure that you unclog all your gutters by removing twigs, leaves, and dirt pile up to prevent water from spilling over when it is raining. Have you checked whether pests are present in the house? If not, this is something you should do even before moving into the home. Check for various infestation signs of different pets and take the correct measures, such as calling an exterminator.
Are the windows broken, old, or cracked? This is a minor issue that can get fixed immediately by calling a window replacement company. Restoring windows and the roof, regardless of whether they need repairing or not, can help improve your new home’s curb appeal.
Compare energy providers
It is so important when you move into your first home that you look at switching your energy provider. The usual process when you buy a home will be to simply use the same as the previous owner and transfer the name on your plan however this is not the only option. Consider instead when you move into your home looking on a comparison site such as USwitch and compare the best prices for what you need. This will make a massive difference to your energy bills and will also allow you to get into a steadier flow with your monthly outgoings which can be the most challenging part of homeownership.
Consider a water butt
If you want to save some money during the summer months on your gardening it is a great idea to install a water butt on the bottom of your guttering. A water butt collects rainwater throughout the year and in the summer you’ll be able to use this to water your plants and avoid spending a huge amount of money on your hose.
Use these simple tips to get ready for life as a homeowner and allow yourself to make the most of this new chapter of your life.