Your Essential New Home Maintenance Checklist

September 26, 2022

 There are a lot of ‘to-dos’ that come with moving to a new home. Firstly, there’s the task of actually moving, and then there’s the unpacking and decorating your home to make it feel like your own.

It can be very easy to only think about the present when you first move into your new home, but what about the future? Maintenance is an important part of homeownership and works better when you’ve thought about it in advance.

Take a look at our new home maintenance checklist to help you keep on top of your new home.

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Get insurance

Homes are expensive, and maintaining them is expensive too. It’s important to get insurance for your home to make sure you can cover the cost of repairs or damage if ever needed. But it’s not just home insurance you need to think about, it’s insurance for you too. Having medi share insurance or other health insurance can be vital to help you cover unexpected expenses that could have an impact on your other outgoings such as your home. Get your home insured as soon as possible - it could be a real lifeline one day.

Make a priority list

When you move into a new home, there’ll be all kinds of things you’ll want to change or improve, but some things will be more urgent than others. Go through your home to decide what needs to be done urgently, and what can be saved for further down the line. You will also need to prioritize maintenance according to your budget. Some of the ‘nice to haves’ may have to wait until the more important jobs have been taken care of.

Plan your ongoing maintenance schedule

There are some maintenance tasks that will need to be done on a regular basis, such as clearing the gutter or checking the heating and A/C. A schedule you can consult throughout the year (with some calendar reminders!) will help you keep your home well-maintained, and ensures those important tasks are completed on time.

You may want to keep track of other exterior areas that might be vulnerable to damage, such as your garage door. If you’re using a garage to store your vehicle or valuables, then it’s important to keep the door in good condition. A garage door repair service might be needed every so often to help reinforce the security of the garage.

Source recommended maintenance companies 

Hiring people for maintenance isn’t always as easy as it seems. When hiring a contractor, you’ll want to ensure that they are licensed and qualified, have fair prices and that they are available when you need them. It’s possible you’ll get quotes from multiple companies or individuals before you commit to one! Recommendations from family and friends can be the easiest way to find someone reputable, that will give you confidence in their services. Ask around to help you find what you need.

After investing money in your home, it’s important to maintain it to protect its value, and to help your finances too. Make sure you take the time to take care of your property, and regularly check your appliances, windows, etc. for signs of damage. Problems can be easier to fix in their early stages, so try not to put off any work that needs doing for longer than you should! With a clear maintenance plan, you can keep your home looking its best for many years to come.

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