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You Purchased Your New Home: What To Tackle First?

February 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

You’ve finally made it! You bought your dream home and the movers just left. Now what?

If you’re like most new homeowners, the stress of the move is really compounded the moment you look around your new home and really discover the work you have ahead of you. Although the process of unpacking and moving in may seem quite daunting, there is actually things you can do to ease yourself (and your family) into your new home.

The first day in your new home will likely be chaotic as you wander aimlessly, from room to room, trying to make sense out of the piles of boxes surrounding you.  Thankfully, we have compiled a list of things that you should tackle as soon as you step foot into your new home.

Unpack toiletries and medications – One of the best things you can do before you move is keep your essential medications and toiletries with you; these are generally not things to pack up and send off with the movers. Once you arrive in your new home, it is best to put all of your medications and toiletries where they belong – safely out of reach of your pets or small children, but convenient enough for you to grab when needed.
Clean the bathrooms – Although most homes will be clean when you move in, many new homeowners feel more comfortable after they have taken a scrub brush to their new bathroom. It is therefore best to come armed with essential cleaning supplies so that you can tackle sensitive areas, such as the bathroom tub and the kitchen sink.
Set up a dog run or leash – If you have pets, you need to make certain that you address their safety as soon as you move in. Therefore, one of the best things you can do is set up their outdoor run or leash so that they do not become lost.
Purchase and install window coverings – If you know that your home will need window coverings, now is the time to install them so that you can be guaranteed a certain amount of privacy.
Purchase essential groceries – It is best to load up on the essential groceries that you will need for a couple days.
Baby-proof, if necessary – If you have small children or pets, the best thing you can do upon moving into your new home is baby-proof. This is definitely one area that cannot be ignored or delayed.

Although we can’t be there to unpack, we can certainly give you the strategies necessary to make your first moments in your new home a bit less stressful!

Search for new homes in Atlanta Ga at, you can also find new homes for sale in Marietta Ga and new homes for sale in Cobb County Ga. Tina Fountain is the Broker Owner of Atlanta based Tina Fountain Realtors

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