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10 New Home Necessities Every Homeowner Should Own

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 11 September 2019 03:22

Moving into your new home and not sure what you need? We listed ten new home necessities you will want to make sure you purchase before move in day.

Moving into a new home? You probably have everything you need from your old home. But do you know where you packed it?

So the question is what new home necessities you need before moving in? Find out below!

Right here, we've made you a short list of the most important things to have on hand when moving into a new home. Read on and make a shopping list for these new home necessities.

1. New Locks

The first thing to buy when you move into your new home is new locks for your doors. You have no idea who the previous tenant shared their keys with. But you definitely don't want them to have access to your home while you're at work.

This isn't just for previously owned homes, either. The construction team who built your house, your realtor, and other professionals may still have a key to your home. For safety and peace of mind, it's best to just change the locks.

2. Fire Extinguisher

Speaking of safety, your new home may not have a fire extinguisher. If not, you need to get one right away. This is especially important since all your escape routes are most likely still cluttered with moving boxes.

Not to mention, you may not yet be familiar with the floor plan just yet. You should also take this time to come up with an escape plan.

3. Fire Alarms (or Batteries)

Legally, the seller is required to include fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. But it's a good idea to check that they're in working order.

Test every one of them and their batteries. Get some extra 9-volts just in case. If you don't, you can be sure the low-battery alert is going to go off at 3:00 in the morning.

Also, the seller-installed detectors might be kind of cheap or may not be hardwired. You may be inclined to purchase better ones anyway.

4. Emergency Supplies

Aside from the above, have an emergency preparedness kit ready. Include flashlights, batteries, canned food (and can opener), water, medications, and anything else on this FEMA-approved emergency kit.

It's also not a bad idea to get a portable generator. Find a generator for sale online or locally near your new home.

5. Lawn Mower

If you own a lawn for the first time, you'll have to take care of it. You'll need a lawnmower, edger, and lawnmower oil. You'll also need weed killer twice a year.

6. Tools

You know how it is when you first move in. That doorknob's loose, the towel rack fell down, etc.

Most likely, you'll soon have a need for some minor, DIY repairs. And, wouldn't you know it, you don't remember where you packed your tools. Get yourself a small screwdriver set, a multitool, and probably a hammer.

7. Cleaning Supplies

Now, let's get all the cleaning basics:

-Trash bags

-Window cleaner

-Antibacterial counter spray

-Shower cleaner

-Broom and dustpan


-Rubber gloves

-Floor cleaner

-Carpet cleaner

You're going to do a lot of cleaning as you get all those dusty boxes out of the way.

Don't Forget These New Home Necessities

Don't wait until it's too late! Stock up with these new home necessities when moving in.

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Listing Additional Info

  • State: Nevada
  • Address: 1261 Martha Ellen Drive
  • City: Reno
  • Zipcode: 89501
  • SOLD: no
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George cunningham

George cunningham is a residential real estate investor. he also is a licensed real estate. He enjoys sharing his thoughts on real estate topics.

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