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What You Should Do As Soon as You Buy Your Own Place

Make the most of your new property when you get your own place.

Buying a home is unlike any other feeling. It’s exciting and thrilling, but also exhausting. You have a lot of paperwork to look at and boxes to pack and unpack. To help, we’ve rounded up some essential tips on what you should do as soon as you buy your own place.

  • Change the locks

You don’t really know who else has keys to your home, so be sure to change the locks as soon as possible. This ensures that you are the only person who has access to the property. Additionally, install deadbolt locks for extra security.

  • Steam clean carpets

Ideally, you will be able to steam clean the carpets before you move your furniture in. This will help to get rid of the previous owner’s dirt, hair, and any pet dander that may be lurking in the property.

  • Wipe down the cabinets

Before you move in your dishes and bathroom supplies, make sure to wipe inside and outside of the cabinets to remove dirt and residue. Replace contact paper if necessary.

  • Find the circuit breaker box and main water valve

In an emergency, you will need to know where the circuit breaker box and main water valve are located. Make sure everyone in your property knows where these two fuses are so that you can be prepared.

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