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Being an Interior designer for 6+ years, I work with a lot of new homeowners to help them decorate their homes and make design choices. The number one question I get asked frequently (apart from decorating) is my move-in tips. So glad that I’m teaming up with BableBoxx to share my Move-in Tips for New Homeowners a.k.a ‘Must Haves for New Homeowners’.. Here you go!
Whether you’re moving into a new home or apartment, it’s always easy to remember the big items such as furniture & appliances. But there are a lot of little things that can easily get missed out. As a homeowner, you’re charged with safety and security of your home; paying of your bills, cleaning and organizing. Sometimes I feel that being a homeowner is like running a business 🙂 Here’s how you can make your space feel cozier..
CREATING MEMORABLE MOMENTS
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CLEAN YOUR HOME
Get started with a professional cleaning service that specializes in move-in cleaning jobs as you don’t know the former residents and how they lived, and you probably don’t want to know, either. Steam cleaning and deep cleaning your new home are non-negotiable. Scrub every corner, clean every inch. My personal favorite is Comet. The Comet Bleach Powder & Comet Foaming Bath Spray– are truly satisfying multi-surface cleaning products for those tough messes around your home. I use these to clean stovetop, germs bathrooms and muddy entryways.
You’ll also want to consider bringing in pest control. Every home has insects in its walls and you can’t know how frequently the last homeowner had your house serviced.
Install Your Home Security System. Home security is important because break-ins can happen anywhere. In addition to new locks, you’ll want to install a proper home security system. Additionally, you can add doorbells with tiny embedded cameras, Phone apps for remote home security management and/or the Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug.
Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
If you’ve been curious about using the smart home gadgets but aren’t sure about the idea of shelling out big bucks for a fridge with Wi-Fi, Wemo Smart plugs are an excellent starting point. Just stick one into a regular wall outlet, plug in a lamp, fan or other small appliance, and you can use your smartphone (and Amazon Alexa or Google Home) to control your devices. Wemo is super convenient. You can turn on the lamp or humidifier on or off without having to be in the same room, schedule lights to turn on at sunset and off at bedtime put other devices on a timer. And Viola!
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I personally like everything to be comfy, cozy and most of all organized.. To add some color, I like the drawers lined with shelf liner. You don’t need anything fancy or expensive. I like these easy liner for multiple reasons..
- Non-adhesive smooth top lets objects slide across surface with ease, while the grip bottom keeps the liner in place.
- Easy-to- wipe surface allows for quick clean up.
- Ideal for use in all areas of the home, even the refrigerator (although, not suggested for direct contact with raw foods).
- Easy to cut, install, replace and reposition without hassle
- Bleach-free material, Machine washable, Water-resistant
- Available in White and Taupe in 12” x 10’ and 20” x 6’ rolls.
PERSONALIZING YOUR SPACE
The final step is adding personalized touches.. Personalizing makes a HOUSE a HOME! Adding finishing touches and personalizing makes the space so much more comfortable. I shower at night right before bed and it helps me relax and have a better night sleep. So important to have a PowerSpray Shower Head. I love this one from Water Pik.
Water Pik Power Spray Shower Head
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Do you have any New Homeowners Move-in tips? Comment Below..