Post # 1
Hi Bee’s –
My FI and I are getting closer to closing on our first home. It’s suppose to happen in two weeks fingers crossed. We were trying to think of all the random things we will need to get as homeowners. We have a feeling there’s a ton of things that we just haven’t even thought about. I was thinking I’d like to get one of these nifty items, so we will always have a spare set of keys.
Could you share some things you needed when you moved into your first home?
Post # 4
A trusty electrician and plumber!
Post # 6
A well-stocked tool box
Wine bottle opener
A good set of kitchen knives
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
A Zip It for clogged drains.
A hammer, flathead screwdriver, phillips head screwdriver, adjustable wrench, pliers, measuring tape, set of allen wrenches, utility knife, super glue, and a flashlight.
Post # 8
If you have a yard, you’ll also need a lawn mower and weed eater.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We found that we were really unprepared in the yardwork-tools category: lawn mower, shovel, rake, snow shovel, sprinklers/hoses, etc.
Post # 10
Thanks all the comments were very helpful!
Post # 11
A cordless power drill. I can’t tell you how often I use that thing.
Post # 12
Screw Driver, hammer, flashlight, candles. Numbers for emergency fixes on say washer, dryer, ac, etc.
Post # 13
new locks on the doors, gardening equipment and power tools if you don’t already have them. Congrats on the new place!
Post # 14
a step-ladder, especially if you’re short like me! we registered for one and one of my cousins (who is also a shortie) gave it for me for my bridal shower. everyone thought it was kind of funny (i guess they thought it was an odd gift?), but we use it all the time!
rugs- we’re still lacking in this area, but it really helps keep the flooring in high traffic areas clean and they’re good to have in the kitchen to catch spills/splashes.
Post # 15
Step Ladder for inside… Extension Ladder for outside.
Shop vac, and a Push Broom… if you have a Garage these two are a blessing.
Mats… one for outside each of your Entrances (cocoa, rubber etc) and then carpet type floor mats for inside… they work wonders at keeping the mud, dirt, grit under control and from getting tracked into the house and ruining your flooring.
Hope this helps,
Post # 16
@Meant2Bee: Related to what you’re thinking, we actually bought and installed keypad deadbolts when we moved in. 🙂 That way, we can still get in with our pin # without keys at all. You can even set up temporary pin #s if you’re going away and have someone come watch your pets or something. No need for key copies 🙂