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Moving Made Easy - New Home

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In your  New Home

The boxes and furniture are in, the movers have left, and now there's nothing left to do but relax, right? Well, sort of. Here are a few things that you need to do in your new home:
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Locate the main circuit breaker and understand where everything is. If it's not labeled, take the time to make labels

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Shop All Furnace Filters

Change your furnace filters and learn about your HVAC system. Remove and vacuum your furnace grates and heat vent covers. Replace where necessary

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Shop All Lighting

Switch out current light bulbs to energy efficient options such as CFLs or LEDs. Don't forget the exterior fixtures too - Consider motion sensors and timers to keep your energy bills in check

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Shop All Locks

Change the locks - never assume that the key you received is the only one available

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Shop All Garage Door Accessories

Re-program the garage door - similar to the door locks, it's safest to change it up.

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Door Accessories
Shop Smoke & Co Detectors

Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. As a rule, you need one smoke detector for each bedroom and every floor, while carbon monoxide detectors need to be on every floor.

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& Co Detectors
Shop Fire Extinguishers

Add fire extinguishers on every level, as well as in the kitchen and garage. Know how to use them.

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Shop Supply Lines & Shut Off Valves

Find the main shut-off valve for your water as well as uncover all the locations of the exterior water spigots

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& Shut Off Valves
Shop Cleaning Supplies

Clean your new home from top to bottom.

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Shop Letters and Numbers

Help make it easier for friends and family to find you. Try a numbered house plaque.

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Shop Toilet Seats

And last, but definitely not least - CHANGE YOUR TOILET SEATS!!!!

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