Buying your own house is the ultimate adulting goal. Nothing is more rewarding than being able to purchase your own property. Making the final preparations before your moving day make it all the more exciting. But this can also be a chaotic and stressful time. Keeping a checklist of all the things that needs to get done is a must. This will make the transition as seamless and smooth as possible for you and the family.
Here is a list of the top things you need to do after sealing the deal in your new house:
Organize your closing documents
First and foremost, you need to organize and secure documents related to your latest purchase. Make copies of your purchasing and closing documents from St Albert real estate and keep them safe in a storage or a filing cabinet. Create digital copies of your papers and store them in an online storage like iCloud or Google Drive. Contact the local property record office to check that your recent deed has been officially filed.
The Covid-19 pandemic puts a stop on almost all outdoor pursuits. People are now spending more time at home and doing more and more activities indoor. This include online classes for children and remote work for parents. This has created a paradigm shift for people who originally view the house as a place to gather with loved ones or to rest and relax. Now, more buyers are looking for a property that facilitates self-care and improve the quality of life.
The health crisis has allowed for easy DIY and home renovations to flourish. Since not most of us can easily afford to purchase a new property, we can always improve our current residence to streamline our work-from-home set up and make our home more conducive to learning for the kids and more suited for a productive day for hardworking mums and dads.
Here are a few home improvement ideas you might want to consider:
Designate a space for work
Nothing improves productivity and focus than having a designated space in your home for everything, including your workstation while you slave the day away working from the comforts of your home. Choose a spot in the house with the least distraction and traffic. This might be an unused extra room, or a nook in the living room. Set up a desk or a table and gather all your work paraphernalias there, including your laptop and computer, your office documents, your mobile phone, and your work journal. You can also put a plant as a simple decor, as well as motivational photos or images, or your favorite diffuser to improve your mood while working.
A good internet connection is also essential in making your domestic workstation work, so make sure that you invest on a fast and reliable service. You can also throw in an ergonomic chair to make working for longer period of time more comfortable. And to complete the whole office vibe, you can also invest on a small filing cabinet or a small shelf where you can easily place everything you might need for work.
Sooner or later, your child will learn to crawl, walk, and jump around your house. Create a safe space for them with these child-proofing tips.
When moving into a new house or condominium, it is important to consider which areas of your home are safe for your child to roam around and play. With that being said, child-proofing is necessary to avoid the perils lurking in your home.
Whether you are moving into a brand new house, condo, or a foreclosed property, here are six tips for you to effectively child-proof your home.
Soften Sharp Edges
As your child starts to crawl and walk, add corner guards to your furniture to prevent your child from getting bruises and cuts from hitting these sharp corners. If your home has pillars and columns, install safety padding around them so that your kids won’t get hurt when running or crawling around.
If your kitchen and bathroom countertops are slightly rough because they are in a newly-purchased foreclosed house or condominium, sand them down to make a curved surface. Do any necessary household repairs that will make child-proofing hassle-free and effective.
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