Items New Homeowners Should Have


Congratulations! You've secured the home of your dreams with the help of your Colorado Springs real estate agent, but what now? Being a new homeowner is a cross between excitement and fear - but it's going to be such a fun adventure. Of course, with every new adventure, you need the right tools to get you through it. Here are a few items every new homeowner should have in their home.  

Wet-Dry Vacuum
This can be a lifesaver in those random moments you don't think about it. From accidentally leaving the kitchen sink on to cleaning up the garage - you will want something on hand that will be able to clean up many different surfaces and materials.  It is handy and versatile so this is one home item you won't mind having around.

Fire Extinguisher
If you have lived in an apartment or rental, a fire extinguisher was probably a standard piece of a equipment. You probably didn't even think twice about it being there. In your new home, there isn't a landlord who keeps a new and updated fire extinguisher in your home.  This is one item that is overlooked but can be a lifesaver if needed.

Cord Organizer
Extension cords seem to grow quickly when you buy a home so it may be a good idea to invest in a good cord organizer to help keep them from becoming a tangled mess.  Organizers can keep areas looking clean and kept.  Don't let this area of your home overwhelm you when there are plenty of organizational options.

A Tool Kit
There are a few tools you'll want to have in your home "arsenal." A stud finder will be important while you're hanging artwork and shelves in your new home. If you don't have a toolbox with some essential items already, it is time to make one.  We recommend to include a screwdriver, hammer, nails, screws, and pliers to get you started.  You can add as needed but those should get you a good start on most projects.

Headlamp
Balancing a flashlight, tools, and crawling under your home can be challenging. Save yourself some trouble and add a headlamp to your toolkit. This isn't just for crawling under your home. It can be as simple as working on the pipes under the faucet. 

Emergency Preparedness Kit
It's important to keep a few important things on hand should emergencies occur. You can do research on through FEMA if you want a full kit to last 72 hours.  We recommend creating a location to keep your items so you know where they are when you need them.  Stock up with candles, flashlights, or any items you might need if you lose power for any amount of time.

Ladder
A ladder will be an item you will use more than you think.  From hanging pictures to cleaning gutters. There are a few things you should consider when buying a ladder. First, you'll want to think about what you'll be using it for, which will tell you how tall it should be. Next, you'll want to make sure it's sturdy, and see what the weight limit is for it. This way you'll know how many tools you can carry to the top with you. 




Buying a home can be an exciting time in your life, but it also comes with a few responsibilities that you may not have been expecting. We hope that this list will be helpful to you as you get your new home set up. If you're still looking for the home of your dreams, don't forget that The MacGuire Team is here to provide the best real estate in Colorado Springs.

If you’re looking for the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs, we would love to offer our services. I have been involved in Colorado Springs real estate for over 25 years, and I’m also a Colorado native. Our team works well together to help you make the most of your real estate experience.  Visit our website to learn more about our real estate services. Let’s get started!




Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.co
Buying a Home in Colorado Springs
Buying a home can be an exciting time in your life, but it also comes with a few responsibilities that you may not have been expecting. We hope that this list will be helpful to you as you get your new home set up. If you're still looking for the home of your dreams, don't forget that The MacGuire Team is here to provide the best real estate in Colorado Springs.



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