15 key tasks to cross of you list after buying a home this year

  1. Change locks: It is important to change the locks on all doors for added security.
  2. Inspect for damage: Thoroughly inspect the property for any damage, such as leaks, cracks or any issues that need repair.
  3. Update utility services: Contact utility providers (e.g. electricity, water, gas, internet) to transfer the services to your name.
  4. Set up a home security system: Consider installing a home security system for added protection.
  5. Clean and declutter: Clean the property and remove any unwanted items or clutter to make the space feel like your own.
  6. Make a home inventory: Create a home inventory of all your personal items, including furniture, electronics, and valuables.
  7. Paint and update décor: Fresh paint and updated décor can make a big difference in personalizing your new space.
  8. Install window treatments: Install window treatments to provide privacy and control light.
  9. Update address: Change your address with the post office, banks, credit card companies, and any other important institutions.
  10. Maintain the yard: Maintain the lawn and garden to keep the property looking well-kept.
  11. Get to know the neighborhood: Take the time to get to know your new neighborhood, including local schools, shopping centers, and recreational facilities.
  12. Meet the neighbors: Get to know your neighbors and introduce yourself to help build a community.
  13. Hire professionals for necessary services: Hire professionals for necessary services, such as pest control, landscaping, or plumbing.
  14. Review Homeowner’s insurance: Review and update your homeowner’s insurance to ensure adequate coverage.
  15. Get to know the home: Familiarize yourself with the home’s systems, such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, to ensure they are in good working order.

By following these steps, you will be well on your way to making your new home a happy and secure place to live.