When moving into a new home, you may feel like you have a million things on your mind. Moving is stressful enough, with planning, packing and more, you may feel overwhelmed.
We’re here to help, with your go-to checklist of all the things you need to prepare for your move. There are things big and small that can fall between the cracks. Make sure you’re all set so that you don’t forget any of these essentials.
Plan ahead and make sure to stock up on these items when moving into a new house to make your move-in as stress-free as possible.
1. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure your new household is a safe one right away by making sure you purchase and install a smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Some detectors are even two in one, helping you to avoid both harmful fires as well as the threat of a carbon monoxide leak.
If you want to install your own detectors, consider the First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound. This device is both a smoke and a carbon detector and is super simple to install. If you have an Amazon Alexa, this detector works as an extra home speaker for music in your home.
Though a bit trickier to install, the Google Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm is another great option. Also a two in one detector, this detector uses smart technology to keep your home safe.
The detector uses wifi and can alert you from any mobile device. This is a great way to know if your home is in danger when you’re not home to hear the alarm. These devices are the top-tech options in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for your home.
2. Tool Kit
Having a tool kit handy during a move can help you fix things right away and can also help when building new furniture. When moving into a new home with new appliances, it’s also good to have a reliable place to go for parts, like all star appliance. Being a homeowner means you need to be prepared for fixing small issues, and a toolbox is necessary in order to do so.
A great option is Stanley Homeowner’s Tool Kit which is a 65 piece set. Having a toolbox with all the necessary tools can avoid constant trips to the supply store. A cordless drill may also come in handy when building furniture or mounting televisions or decor.
3. Cleaning Supplies
When moving, you often create a lot of messes by bringing in dirt and debris from the constant come and go during unpacking. Make sure your new home is inviting and super clean by coming in with cleaning supplies at the ready. This is also great for dusting and wiping things as you unpack them, making sure everything that comes into your new home gets a once over with a cleaner.
Consider the Meyers Clean Day Lemon Verbena Kitchen Basics Set which is complete with hand soap, dish soap, and a multipurpose cleaning spray. This is a great set to get before your move in, as it has all the essentials and a lemony fresh clean scent.
The High Reach Cleaning Kit has all your cleaning tools, big and small. This kit can help you to reach high windows as it includes an extending squeegee. It also includes your typical go-to tools, like a duster.
By making sure you’re prepped with all the right cleaning supplies, you can be prepared for any messes that may come with moving.
4. Proper Security
When moving into a new home, it’s important to get the proper support system set up right away. This can keep you, your family and possessions as safe as possible and can help you sleep easy at night knowing your home is secure. Security cameras can help you adjust to your new neighborhood with ease.
The Wyze Cam Pan is a great, affordable option that has advanced motion tracking, two-way talk and night vision for full security of your home. Because of its low price and small size, you can set this device up at every entry point of your home.
Another way to feel safer in your new home is to install a smart doorbell. These devices let you know who’s at your door by syncing with your phone, allowing you to make sure you’re not opening the door to a potential threat. This is also a great way to see when packages are delivered when you’re on vacation, or to prevent package theft.
5. New Door Lock
A great way to make sure that your the only one with keys to your home is to replace your locks. Chances are, someone called your house home before you. Avoid wondering if copies of your keys are floating around in unknown places by replacing the lock upon move in.
There are a few options when it comes to changing your doors lock. You can trade the lock out for a standard lock, add a new deadbolt or upgrade to a smart lock. A smart lock can get rid of keys all together replacing them with an electronic keypad.
Grab These Items Before Moving Into a New House
Before moving into a new house, make sure you’ve checked these items off your list to help make your move-in as painless as possible. Make your move in an exciting milestone rather than a stressful one by going in prepared with the right tools.
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