Moving into a new home can be one of the most exciting things you can do. There is so much to look forward to; all the times you are going to be spending there, all the memories you’ll be making, and all the multiple ways you can try to make it a beautiful home.
A new home means buying essentials so that your life there is better than before. Sure, these essentials can be expensive, or there is a possibility that you forget certain items, which is why you need to shop well and spread your budget across each item that you need at your new home.
In this article, I won’t list plates or frying pans that you need to buy. Instead, I have listed things you need for protection at your new home.
Home Security System
Whether you’re living alone or with a family, your home should feel like a safe haven. And having a home security system will ensure that it stays that way.
For instance, Xfinity has included home security services in its Xfinity packages to ensure that your surveillance system is always online. While your system is online, professionals monitor all activities around your home, whether you are present there or not.
A home security system can also keep all burglars away so your home is always protected.
Since you are the one in charge of your home, you benefit from knowing who’s at your front door, even when you are miles away from home.
You can get a Wi-Fi-enabled smart doorbell that allows you to see activity outside your door right from your smartphone. There is a camera built-in inside that video doorbell that helps with that.
You can check what package is being delivered when your friends are coming over, and which neighbor is at the door while you are having a peaceful dinner night.
Water Leak Sensor
You absolutely cannot skip this one. It’s hard to detect a water leak, and before you know it, you’ll be dealing with a new paint job, rot, mold, and general yuck. But water leak sensors will save you from all the trouble. It lets you know when there’s a problem before it gets way out of hand.
All you need to do is place them in areas where we hardly ever look i.e. under the bathroom tub, kitchen sink, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and washing machine. Or in any crawl space under your house’s major plumbing lines as well as the drains in the basement.
Any place you feel may have water dripping or collecting, you can place the water leak sensor. If there’s any problem, you’ll receive an alert on your smartphone.
These devices are also not to be missed. There have been too many stories about a house burning down just because someone wasn’t careful enough to turn the stove off.
Your new home should have a smoke alarm, but you can still ensure they are installed in all the right places. You can replace the existing smoke alarms with smart smoke detectors. These devices connect to Wi-Fi and send you alerts on your smartphone in case of a problem.
You can also install carbon monoxide, gas, or radon detectors as well. Can’t be too careful.
It may be a bit of a splurge on your budget, but a home generator is also essential to keep to prepare for scenarios such as bad weather.
In case there is bad weather in your locality or your town is going through a power outage lasting for several hours or days, you’ll be glad you got yourself a generator to get you through.
Get some fuel or power into a home generator and it’ll keep your space heater, fridge, or thermostat going for hours, while you wait for the power to restore.
Do keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need to buy everything at once. Getting new appliances and installing new devices into your new home can be expensive, that’s why you shouldn’t feel pressured to buy everything in one go.
You can decide from the above-mentioned list what is the most crucial thing for your new home and start purchasing items as you go along. Plus there are many places where you can bargain if you have a tight budget.