14 Things to Invest in as a New Homeowner to Make Life Easier


LOCAL RECORDS OFFICE: Congratulations. You just bought the home of your dreams says, Local Records Office. You have taken that big step and finally purchased a home of your own. Through all the meetings with your realtor and walking through many houses, you have found the one you will turn into a home. As a first time homeowners, there are many items you will need to secure the safety of not only your property, but also your family. Below you will find a list of items you will want to purchase to make your new home the best it can be now and in the years to come. Here is the list Local Records Office create to make your life easier:

Tool Kit – From hammer and nails to different kinds of screw drivers, you will be needing a full fledged tool kit to not only fix things around the house, but to hang decorations as well.

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Long Extension Cord – This will come in handy in a variety of ways from home improvement projects, to yard work, to hanging Christmas lights.

Fire Extinguisher – Safety first! You have a lot more to lose now should a fire break out.

Driveway Sealant – Not only will taking the time to seal your driveway add to your home’s curb appeal, it will make it last a lot longer as well.

Wet/Dry Vac – Whether it is unclogging a drain, sucking up liquid from a spill, or simply doing some great cleaning, these vacuums should be in every home.

Toilet Triage – A plunger, an auger, rubber gloves, and a bucket will come in handy as bathroom emergencies get to be fixed by you now instead of a landlord.

Bucket – This seems simple, but a bucket can be put to use in many way, both for storing cleaning items and for emergency situations.

Ladder – Handy for putting up lights, cleaning out gutters, fixing hard to reach ceiling fixtures, painting, and a variety of other homeowners tasks.

New Thermostat – Get a programmable thermostat to increase heating and cooling efficiency.

Level – Now that you own a house, it is likely any picture or decorations are going to be up for the long haul. Rather than eyeballing, use a level to get it right.

Power Drill – You may be surprised at how often this tool comes in handy. Look for a cordless drill for the most convenience.

Three Day Supply of Food and Water – In case of an emergency, you will want to have enough food and water for each person to last three days.

Emergency/Disaster Kit – In addition to food and water, you will need flashlights, batteries, a solar powered radio, extra clothes, shoes and anything else you may need.

Measuring Tape – This is great to have from the get go, as it will help you know what furniture will fit where and will be helpful in making improvements along the way.

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Local Records Office says, “Homeownership is a great new adventure and will require tools you may not have considered before now”. Keep in mind that these items are investment and will last for many years to come. Take the time to familiarize yourself with your new house and you will soon discover what your home needs.



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