Bought Your Dream House? Get the Essentials in This New Home Guide


You fell in love when you saw the photos online. You couldn’t wait to see it in person. Now, you’re ready to move in.

Congratulations! You’ve found your dream home!

Before you unpack the first box, read our new home guide. We’ve included a few essentials you might not have thought of, and we’ve also shared our take on managing new homeowner anxiety.

Things New Homeowners Need to Buy

You likely have a headstart on items needed to set up housekeeping in a new place. You can repurpose your cleaning supplies, pots and pans, small appliances, linens, and dishes.

Consider investing in a different type of essential—peace of mind.

Home security and safety is always a hot topic, and many savvy homeowners value the convenience of smart home devices. If you’ve never lived in a home with a smart thermostat, now is the time to install one. Take smart technology to the next level and buy smart light bulbs, outlets, and door locks.

If you’re looking for money-saving tips for new homeowners, the best way to save money is to not go on a buying spree—just yet.

Wait until you’ve lived in your new home for a while before going on a shopping spree. Give yourself some time to get a feel for your budget, because buying a new home usually means financial adjustments.

Essential Tools for New Homeowners

For new homeowners moving into their first home with a yard and driveway, buy tools designed to keep the lawn cared for, a.k.a lawnmower, and a trash container for grass clippings and other yard debris.

You’ll have many years to buildup your tool collection, especially if you have a bit of DIY in your genes. For now, stick with the basic, including:

  • Tape Measure
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Wrenches
  • Nails and Screws
  • Utility Knife
  • Cordless Drill

Don’t forget a sturdy toolbox to keep it all organized!

Saying Goodbye to Your Old Abode

Whether you’re moving from an apartment or you’re a seasoned homeowner, the move will likely feel bittersweet.

If your current home hasn’t yet sold, perhaps you’re considering selling my property as is and aren’t sure about your next steps. You can find people who specialize in buying homes quickly so that you can finalize the purchase of your new home.

Buying a new home and saying “good-bye” to neighbors you treasure can make you feel the reality of new homeowner anxiety.

The best way to manage this phenomenon is to realize it’s normal. Then take a deep breath and remember all the reasons why you fell in love with your new home.

Enjoy Reading Our New Home Guide?

We know there’s a lot more to buying and moving into your dream home. If you take care of the essential purchases, make sure you start with a few useful tools, and wrap up the sale of your current home with minimum fuss, you’ll feel ready to take on the move.

If you enjoyed reading our new home guide, take some more time to look around on the blog. You’ll find more posts like this one to help make home ownership just a little bit sweeter.


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