New Homeowner Move-in Checklist

New Homeowners Move-in Checklist

New Homeowners Move-in ChecklistNew Homeowner’s Basic Check List

Not unpacked yet?  Where to start?

Moving can be overwhelming.  Where should I start?  Make a list. Prioritize.  Calculate a budget.  Here are a few things you should consider as you are moving into your new home.  Whether it is a brand new home or pre-owned, there are several things you can either do or buy to make your moving in process go a bit more smoothly.

First, I would highly suggest re-keying your existing locks to better secure your home.  If the home is pre-owned there may be spare keys with the former owners, neighbors, friends or relatives.  New home builders have also been known to give keys to contractors.  Re-keying the locks at a hardware store is cheaper than purchasing new locks or having a locksmith come to your home.  Adding deadbolts are also a very good idea.

Every home should have a tool set of some sort, tools that could come in handy are:

  • A hammer
  • A Staple Gun
  • A set of Flathead & Phillips screwdrivers
  • Allen wrenches
  • Good wood glue
  • Plumber’s Wrench
  • Clamps
  • Nail Driver
  • Nails and screws
  • Pliers
  • Small Drill & Drill Bits
  • Flashlights
  • Hacksaw
  • Tape measure
  • Basin Wrench
  • Sandpaper
  • Duct tape
  • WD40

Other things that will come in handy are:

  • A 6 foot step ladder
  • Fire extinguisher
  • A good set of paintbrushes
  • A fire safe, and/or a safety deposit box to protect identity theft information or other important papers
  • House numbers
  • Welcome mats!

New Homeowner Security ChecklistFor your yard, you may also want to consider:

  • Sprinklers for the lawn
  • Lawn-care needs: fertilizer or herbicide if you choose to use it; grass seed
  • Lawnmower
  • Weed eater
  • Hoses and nozzles
  • Watering can
  • Assorted buckets
  • Various gardening tools, such as a spade, a hoe, a rake, trowels, or a shovel
  • Patio furniture

Obviously there are just a few things that you will need while moving in, so you should add to this list with items that will help you in other areas of the home, such as appliances for your kitchen, housekeeping items such as a broom and cleaning materials, linen, curtains and of course furniture.  I hope this list helps to get the thought process started for you, and while you are settling in please don’t forget to think about a monitored home security system to protect everything in your new house, and most importantly for yourself and the people you love!  If your new home is in Hawaii, call Aloha Alarm.  We will be glad to do a free, no obligation survey, teach you about home alarm systems, and leave you with a quote.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the affordability and value that you will receive.

Michael Kelley
Aloha Alarm
Monitored Home Security Systems
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii


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