Change the locks and codes on all doors including the garage door (also change the security code if there’s an alarm system set up in the house.) You never know how many people may have a key
The top 6 things you need to do when you pick up the keys to your new home!
Dated: May 25 2022
Change the locks and codes on all doors including the garage door (also change the security code if there’s an alarm system set up in the house.) You never know how many people may have a key to your new home!
Clean and sanitize your whole house including the insides of your cabinets and all bathroom surfaces. I highly recommend picking up some Affresh tablets for both your washing machine and dishwasher!
Have your ductwork cleaned and change the furnace filter. Want to hear something alarming? Household dust is made up of 50% dead skin cells. You don’t want to be breathing someone else’s in 🤢.
Check batteries in your smoke detectors and co2 detectors. (Pro Tip: I like to set myself a reminder, every time the clock springs forward and falls back, to check the batteries in both!)
Map out your electrical panel, figure out which breaker switch is connected to which area of your house. In an emergency, it’s always good to be able to easily identify which switch controls whatever you need!
Crack that bottle of sparkling wine and enjoy! You worked hard to get here and you deserve to celebrate!
Thinking about buying in the next few months? Have questions about the process? Want to read over a free copy of my Home Buyers guide? Or just want to chat about what's happening in the real estate market these days? I'm always available to chat!
Latest Blog Posts
Over the last 18 months, the value of real estate in Southwestern Ontario has increased exponentially. This probably has a lot of people really putting some serious thought into whether real estate