When we move into our first home, it can be a huge rush of excitement, running around to unplacm boxes and figure out what we need to do next.
The buying process can be very long and drawn out, but you will have advice all the way through from your solicitor on what you have to do next. The moment you step into your new home, you are on your own. At this point in your life you will need to figure out what you need, what appliances you want and how to run a household.
Luckily, we have come up with a small list of services you should take out to get you started.
TV and Broadband
The first thing you may think about when moving into a new home is what sort of TV and broadband package you can go for. A lot of the time you will be able to save money on these by buying the pair as a bundle, and you can check comparison sites to see where the best deals lie. Remember that some countries require you to buy a TV license too!
The temptation when you move into a new home is to simply carry on with the energy bundle that the previous owner had in the home. While this can be great for the first few months as you find your feet, it is advisable to make a change and take the time to compare prices to find better deals. This will allow you to find the best possible deal for your family and will ensure you aren’t overspending each month for your energy.
Landline Or No Landline?
The debate of whether to install a landline or not is one which could go in for hours, but be honest with yourself about whether you think you will use it or not. You can often get your landline alongside your broadband, but there are deals which you can buy broadband without landline. If you don’t think you will use your landline every day, there is no point in buying one for yourself.
A Pest Control Service
One of the issues which you may not think about when you move house is the existing pest issues which may exist within your walls. If you opted for a standard home buyers report during the buying process, the person who reposted on the home will not have delved into the walls and checked for this. When you first move in, make sure you hire a professional pest controller to take a look at your space and identify whether you have a problem. This will allow you to get rid of any pests before they become a serious issue.
A Plumbing Service
If you are moving into a home which has been lived in for quite some time, it is advisable to get a plumber in to look at the space and check for issues. Even if on the surface, your taps and other plumbing seems fine, there may be underlying issues surrounding the space. For example, your pipes could be severely rusted underneath your sink and bath, and this can be something you don’t notice until it is too late. Take the time to check every part of the home to ensure your plumbing is up to par.
A Housecleaning Service
Of course, not everyone will want to employee a house cleaner to come into your home,but it can be a brilliant way to keep your home strong and healthy throughout the time you live there. If you can afford to hire a professional, they will be able to keep your home looking amazing and make sure that you don’t have issues with mould or dust building up in the home. House cleaning can be a brilliant job to hand off and allow you to focus on other things in the home.
Not all of us are blessed with green fingers: and the first time you step out into your garden you may feel like a fish out of water. A garden can take a lot of work to look after and keep pristine, so while you are still learning the ropes and you are busy with other jobs around the house, it could be a great idea to hire a gardener to look after the space. Your garden involves a lot of work when it comes to pruning, mowing the lawn, dead heading and weeding: and sometimes you simply won’t have to time or knowledge to tackle it by yourself.