Things Every Homeowner Should Have
While writing No Home is Perfect How to Decide, I mentioned that every home owner should have a hammer. It started me thinking about what it was that I didn't have when I left apartment living. I remember thinking, "I never thought of that".
You probably should have a screwdriver, a drill, and a step ladder too. ( How else will you hang those curtains!)
What else? How many converted apartment dwellers have purchased a home with no thought that they need a trash barrel... or in today's world, recycle bins.
In our neck of the woods, you will need a mailbox. Yep, that mail will likely be delivered to the street not to your front door.
You'll need a garden hose, and unless you have a landscaping service or a goat, a lawn mower will be a must have. A rake too.
If you live anywhere near Boston, you will always need a shovel even if you have a "plow guy".
You might need to have an oil company. Understand what that entails and how that works. The name of a plumber, electrician, HVAC guy and carpenter will be as necessary as having a dentist and a doc. Hopefully not needed, but good to have ready in case you need one!
Flashlights! Nothing worse than fumbling in the dark when the lights go out!
You should have a fire extinguisher. Smoke and CO detectors are supposed to come with the house. Make sure they are there! While I am thinking of that, it's a good idea for have a fire proof lock box for those important papers, and my Dad would be disappointed if I didn't mention an escape plan.
Last but not least and probably most important,
you must have a sense of humor,
because while there is nothing like owning your own home, there is always something to do!
About the author
is a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 25 years along with her partner Al Mussi have helped literally hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.
A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA... is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities. She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education.
Licensed in MA and RI...
Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Norwood, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....
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