First and foremost, congratulations! It’s great that now you have your new Edmonton home. Here are 5 things you can do in the first few weeks.
1. PREPARE EMERGENCY KIT
Safety first, right? Prepare your emergency kit as there is a high possibility to have minor first aid issues in the first few days of the moving process! Simple as that!
2. LOOK UP! INSTALL CEILING FANS
Yes, more often than not, people tend to ignore this clever add-on. It’s a cost effective way to lower down energy costs inside your new home. Assuming you have moved all your personal belongings inside the house, this the next best thing to do after the emergency kit.
Large savings could be accomplished through the air circulation effect which will keep your thermostat a few degrees lower this winter. Also, utilizing the reversal switch on the fan, you can direct the air flow to be pulled away from you this winter, and be blown directly down to you come summer time. Simple yet effective!
3. GO DOWN AND DIRTY! DOUBLE CHECK FOR LEAKS
Now that you have moved in, you must double check the plumbing for leaks as it would cost you a pretty penny if this thing goes unchecked. You just dropped a huge sum of money to get this new home so it is best to keep the other expenses in the minimum, right?
4. PEST PROOF
Because you need to! Again it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you don’t see the pest that doesn’t mean they aren’t there, hire professionals to do the pest extermination.
5. MEET THE GOOD NEIGHBORS
After unpacking, try to grab some fresh air and while at it, stop by the neighbor’s house to say hello. Your new house will start to feel like home as soon as you get to know the people in your neighborhood. Smile!
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