As soon as you have closed your home buying deal and you are now the owner of your new home, but also with home buying budget, you would also require buying other things for your new home, and you have to make the budget for them as well. Let’s see the things you should buy after closing the home deal.
Most of the first-time home buyers, after waiting for many weeks to get the approval for the mortgage and then start to sign the piles of documents which nobody reads.
And you think if you don’t sign you won’t be able to get the loan, and when the loan gets approved, you might think that you have crossed the major hurdle when the closing finally happens. But the new home buyer should understand that it is just the calm before the storm.
In reality what happens is that you had the keys to your brand new home and you open the main door of your fabulous new home. You seem to be very excited, and this is the time when you stop dead and ask yourself: “why the home is looking so bare?” and this is the time when you realize that you have to lot more shopping for your new home.
Things Which You Should Buy For Your New Home
A possibility is that you might not have thought about the items which you will be required to buy for your new house, which you were not needed in an apartment. And when you realize that you have to buy the lot more things, this comes as a shock for many new home buyers. So, if you still not ready for this and scraped even last nickels to pay closing costs, below we will discuss and devised the ways where you can save a little on the new purchase you have made:
Keys & Locks:
It is the fundamental and first thing which you should do, and that is to have new locks or re-keys your doors. As when you purchased the new home so most of the times it happens that the previous sellers, neighbors, friends, or also co-workers must be having the set of keys of your new home which you have purchased.
You should also understand in the case of new home builders they also give out the keys to contractors and brokers. So, the first smart step you should initiate is to change the locks and re-install the deadbolts.
The easy solution for this you can do is to remove the locks from your doors and take them to a nearby hardware store to re-key it. You can also opt to buy all the new locks for a whole house, but it will be expensive, you can also call the local blacksmith to reinstall or change the locks on the house.
Then you should find a safe place where you can hide your keys and always get duplicate keys of the house, so in case keys have lost you won’t get locked out of your house.
Get A Lawnmower For Yourself:
If you have planned to hire a gardener or the lawn is filled with rocks or drought-resistant vegetation, you will need to get a lawnmower for yourself. Most of the houses in California are having no lawn. The backyards are filled with dirt which means that the new homeowner has to spend some bucks to lay sod or to grow their grass from seed.
Reviews published by the Consumers Reports are beneficial when you need to compare brands, and they will suggest you with the “Best Buy” in lawnmowers for your new home. You can also search in your local newspaper or can also go through the ‘craigslist’ for the used or second-hand lawnmowers.
Garden Essentials & Supplies:
Garden hose is an essential part of the home, and every home needs it. You can always get them at a meager price and in addition to that find an adjustable sprayer heads or lawn sprinklers at ‘Target, ‘ or you can even find them in the gardening department in the Loews. You should also remember that you need to have weed-whackers, spades, shovels and rakes or hoes for your garden.
For sweeping your large garage, you can opt for a handy push broom and also you can also unscrew the handle so that you can use it as an extension pole with a wall sander. And also don’t forget to get a watering can, and wheelbarrow or wagon for your garden.
Other Tools & Repair Items Which You Should Buy For Your New Home: Every household should have a well-stocked toolbox.
Essential items which you should have in your new home is as given below:
- Hammers: Both Balls & Claw
- Assorted Screw Drivers: Which includes Flathead & Philips
- Basin Wrench
- Plumber Wrench
- Nail Driver
- Small Power Utility Drill and Drill Bits
- Measuring Tape
- Staple Gun
Some Additional Stuff Which You Should Buy For Your New Home is Given Below:
- Paint Brushes: From one inch to four inches.
- Paint scraper and steel brushes for cleaning the paint brushes.
- The container of at least five-gallon for mixing the paint.
- Paint Roller & Sleeves
- Paint Screen
- Drop Clothes or Plastic sheeting
- Wire Nuts
- Electrical Tester
- Assorted Screws & Nails
- Assortment of Sandpaper
The common items that most of the people prefer to put at their back are – Lawn chairs, patio furniture and umbrella, and a barbecue grill. You can always opt for a nice starter grill which can be Weber charcoal grill, this grill is not that costly, and you can have this your backyard.
Equipment For The Snow Removal:
If your house is in the place where there is snow, then you will need to remove it. In most of the cities, the homeowners are given the certain amount of time to remove the now, and you will be noticed out if you are not removing the snow accumulated in your yard and lawn.
You have to remove the snow from the driveway and apart from that you have to also clean it up from the garage, sideways and the front step.
Snow blowers are most of the time expensive, but you can also opt for the used snow blowers from the Craigslist. IIf your budget is not enough to purchase a snow blower then you can also have yourself a flat & curved snow shovel.
In addition to that you can get ice-chippers and when the snow freezes down the bag of salt & sand comes very handy for you.
Coverings For The Window:
You can always choose from the variety of options like – blinds, drapes, Roman shades, toppers, curtains, scarves, honeycombs, sheers or shutters. You can always compare their prices and get yourself which is accommodated in your budget.
In case you have a meager budget then you can check out for self-adhesive paper blinds with the clips. These can be attached by peeling off the coating of the adhesive and then sticking the top of the blind to the inner side of the top of your window.
They are pleated so you can easily fold them up and clip them when you want to open the blinds. They are not that much costly, and most of them are under five dollars, so they serve as very cost effective and temporary solutions for the window cover.
Most of the new homes are already having the new home appliances. But in case you have opted to buy an old home, then it is in custom for the seller keep some appliances with him. Depending upon where you live you have to get yourself some appliances for the home, also not all appliances fixtures either. You will need at least these appliances given below when you move to your new home:
- Cooktop, you can always compare the prices of various cooktops and get yourself which is in your budget.
- Refrigerator, this is the very basic home need appliances.
- Washer & dryer, you will also need these for your newly purchased home.
If you can’t afford to buy the new appliances, given above you can always consider the option to buy the used appliances. In this way, you can save roughly about 75% of the total cost of your appliances.
Linens, towels & Coverings For The Floor:
Now you are in the situation where you can paint your house of any color of your choice. But you will also need to buy some new towels for your bathroom. If you have the newly painted walls, then you should always pay attention to the older, worn items or it may be possible that your new towels will be rained out and will only be used to wash your cars and other things in the garage.
Worn and torn items can also be used to wash the dogs than hanging them fresh on the walls of your new bathroom. You can also consider the mats for your floors of the bathroom or the areas which are rugged out in your larger rooms.
You may also need to have new bed sheets, duvet covers or sheets; you can get them at very affordable prices at the places like – Linen-n-Things or Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Maybe the last home where you were living or your previous lease not allowed to own dogs or cats. But as of now, you are having your own house you can always keep the pets with you.
It is always advisable to check about the rules of owning pets with the local authorities as in some cities they have restrictions on the number four and two legs critters which you can have. You should also inquire them about if you need any city license for owning any pets or not, in this way you can have a safe and secure ownership of the pets.
You Can Always Opt To Make Your House With Pet-Friendly Stuff
You can always opt to make your home pet-friendly before you bring your new pet to the home to live. You should think carefully before having the young pet for you in the house as you will need to devote time from your schedule to train and teach various other stuff.
Sometimes it is always a good idea to have an older pet as your first pet in your newly purchased house. No need to feel guilty if you can’t find time to raise those cute young pets and instead of that, you can check out those who are already acclimated to house.
You can also visit your local SPCA or City Animal Control to get the information about the homeless pets and how they can be adopted. You can get the further knowledge about adopting the pets from A.S.P.C.A. It is always advisable to restrict yourself to buy the pets from the pets store because it has been seen many times that most of the disreputable pets stores buy their inventory from a puppy mill.
In some of the pets, stores sell the pets which are carrying diseases, or contagious or deadly viruses. As most of these animals, come from the unreliable sources & breeders. Who has not vaccinated them properly?
You should always thoroughly investigate the breeder if you want to buy the pet from them. In case if you opted to have or buy the pets from the shelters, you can assure yourself that you are having a vaccinated pet and spayed neutered. In addition to that, you are also saving the pet’s life, and you don’t have to spend anything to get the loving companion in your new home.
The things given in this article are general things which you may need when you have your first new dream home. This article is for your help, and you can always have the primary things in your new house which are suggested in the article.