Moving into your new home tips….

Moving into your new home is an exciting time, you are probably dreaming about painting, décor, and new furniture. Before you start all that fun stuff, here are a few basic tasks you should take care of first.

You may want to have an exterminator come to take care of any mice, insects, and other critters that may be hiding in your home.

Change your locks it is so worth the money to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to your home. You can change them yourself if you are handy or you can call a locksmith to come in to change your locks.

Cleaning the kitchen wash the inside of cabinets, pantry, clean out the refrigerator, clean the oven, and clean in the nooks and crannies underneath the appliances.

Cleaning your new home

Cleaning your flooring; hardwood, tile, and steam clean the carpets so that your floors are free of stains and allergens. You can rent a steam cleaner—your local grocery or have the carpets cleaned professionally.

Homeowners Must Have Tools!

Tools that you may need from time to time in your home…

When you own your home, things are going to break…if don’t want to spend your money on a handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. You really do not need a lot of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes.

Here are five tools that will cover most of your basic projects.

  1. Cordless drill. A cordless drill is a must-have…great for installing cabinets, drawer pulls, hinges, picture frames, shelves and hooks, and so much more.
  2. Drain cleaners. Shower and bathroom sink drains could get clogs due to the daily buildup of hair and whisker clippings.
  3. Shop-vac. Great for spills, sometimes accidents will happen that paper towels or your vacuum can’t handle like pet messes or broken glass.
  4. Loppers. Even the minimum amount of care for your landscaping will require some loppers to remove damaged branches, vines, thick weeds, and any other unruly plants in your yard.
  5. Flashlight.  Flashlight is great to have handy for when you’re in the crawlspace or attic!