Once you’re handed the keys to your new home these things, items should be on your to-do list.
Changing the Locks
When you move into your new home, you’ll want to change the exterior door locks for security. After all, you want only the people you choose to have the key to your new home. You can change the locks yourself or call a locksmith to do the job.
Your new home should be given a thorough cleaning. Whether you’re buying cleaning supplies and doing it yourself, or hiring someone to clean for you, the costs can add up. Plan for this expense.
You might want to re-paint, replace some light fixtures, refinish the floor, re-carpet, or do any number of other decorating tasks. Plan your budget, and consider postponing some projects for a period.
If your offer to purchase didn’t include appliances, and if you don’t have your own, you will have to buy them when you move into your new home. Some appliances might have installation charges.
Tools and Equipment
When you own your home, you can no longer call the landlord to do repairs. You’ll need to own some basic hand tools and possibly some gardening equipment.