Just about everyone has a story about the first time they moved out on their own—whether it was to go to college, into your first apartment, or even when you bought your first home. It seems like there are always things you need when moving into a new place that you don’t think of until you’re there, which usually leads to some pretty weird trips to the home goods store, the hardware store, or just the nearest department store when you realize that you don’t have a shower curtain. Especially if you’re moving from an apartment to a new home for the first time, you’re bound to run into some unexpected surprises! So here are a few things to think about when you’re moving into your new place:
When you move into a new home, it’s probably a good idea to get the locks changed and re-keyed. After all, doesn’t someone besides you and your immediately family have a key to your current home, just in case you get locked out? Maybe it’s a neighbor, or a friend, or a member of your extended family. But people don’t always remember to collect those when they move, so it’s a good idea to change your locks when you move in.
If you’re moving from an apartment to a house for the first time, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a yard now where you didn’t before, which may mean picking up a lawnmower—unless you’re part of a homeowners association that takes care of that for you—along with all the accessories that go along with it. And if you’re planning to put in a flower bed or do any other gardening, you might want to invest in some gardening supplies. Not to mention, if you live in a place that has cold weather, don’t forget to grab a snow shovel before winter hits or you’ll be sorry!
Since these days many new homes are being built with granite or other stone countertops in the kitchens, it’s also a good idea to pick up some Rock Doctor granite cleaning products while you’re at the hardware store anyway. Granite and other stone countertops make great conversation pieces and are often the centerpiece of a new home’s kitchen. Fortunately, they’re also durable, and it doesn’t take a lot of work to keep them looking great. But what they do need are the right tools for the job, which means investing in granite and other stone cleaning products that are formulated specifically to care for your stone countertops!
If you’re new to stone countertops, not to worry! Not only are Rock Doctor’s granite cleaning products formulated to treat almost all of your stone countertops, we’ve also got a handy YouTube video to show you exactly how our three-step granite cleaning and care system works!
So while you’re out shopping for your new home, don’t forget to add Rock Doctor granite cleaning products to your list! You can find them at most home goods stores including Lowe’s Home Improvement, as well as participating Home Depot, True Value, Do it Best, and Ace Hardware locations!