7 Essentials to Get for Your New Family Home Before Moving Day
Have you recently gotten a job outside of Metro Manila? Are you looking to raise your children somewhere quieter and closer to nature than a congested, chaotic urban center? Or are you and your family simply looking for a change of scenery? Whatever your reasons for wanting to move, you’ll definitely want to consider looking for a premium house and lot for sale in Lipa, Batangas.
Over the years, Lipa’s convenient location, strong economic growth, and rich culture and heritage have made it one of the Philippines’ major real estate hotspots. Resorts, master-planned lifestyle communities, and other exciting developments have sprung up in and around the city over the years. One of the most exciting of these is Golden Home Realty Development’s Periveo, a 42-hectare high-end property development designed to offer homeowners the perfect combination of rural serenity and modern convenience.
Of course, moving into your new Lipa home is sure to be a major event, no matter where you’re coming from or how big your household is. Chances are, you and your family will be preoccupied with packing up your old living space, securing utilities and other services for your new house, and attending to other large tasks. In the midst of all these preparations, it’s easy to lose track of all the items you need to secure before moving day. To help you complete your checklist, we’ve prepared this list of must-have household essentials that will make your new home safer, comfier, and more immediately livable.
Home Safety and Security Systems
A good home safety and security system will help ensure that your home always feels like a safe, secure, and comfortable space. The best systems will do much more than protect your house from break-ins and burglaries; they’ll also monitor and warn you about environmental threats like smoke, fire, gas leaks, and carbon monoxide. Although such a system can’t technically prevent or resolve the safety and security threats it detects, it can alert you to these problems early on and thereby help you resolve them before they cause any major damage.
Periveo houses for one are protected with electronic door locks that can be controlled and monitored remotely with a sophisticated automated system. Electronic door locks has parts called “actuators,” which connect the bolt or the cylinder to a small motor completely buried within the door or frame itself. The motor is controlled by an electrical impulse, which may be triggered in a number of ways: by an electronic card reader, by a keypad or by a wireless remote control sensor. Either way, the electronic door lock is configured to start the motor-driven actuator only once it has received the correct electronic input.
Video Surveillance Cameras
If you have small children or pets, or if you simply want an easy way to check on the different parts of your home at any time, then you may want to consider installing a few video surveillance cameras or a closed-circuit television system around your new house. Placing a camera by your front door, for instance, can give you an idea of who might be at the door before you answer. This will help you watch out for important mail and package deliveries, any repair and maintenance people you might be expecting, or any guest or visitor who might pay a visit to your home.
You’ll need more than smoke alarms for optimal fire safety. It will also help to outfit your new home with some portable fire extinguishers, learn how to use them, and make sure that the other members of your household can do the same. Your kitchen, garage, and other rooms full of electrical equipment and combustible materials are especially fire-prone, so make sure that your extinguishers are easy to access in or from these areas.
Home Safe or Lockbox
A sturdy lockbox or home safe is a must for storing important documents, emergency cash, and any other values you want to keep safe. Make sure to choose a safe that’s both fireproof and waterproof. Records that you’ll want to store in your safe include land titles, birth and marriage certificates, banking records, and other important or sensitive documents.
Blinds or Curtains
There are plenty of reasons to invest in quality window coverings for your new home before you fully move in. Good curtains and blinds will prevent other people from looking into your house from the outside, guaranteeing your privacy and security. They’ll also help you minimize the chill from drafts and control the amount of natural light that enters your home during the day. Plus, choosing the right drapes is an easy way to make a new house instantly feel cozier.
One thing to take note of when picking window coverings is that traditional pull cords are potential strangulation hazards. If you have kids or pets or are planning to, it’s best to prioritize cordless options to eliminate the risk of accidents.
Toolkit and Repair Supplies
A well-stocked toolkit will help you take care of any general repairs and chores you need to do once you move in, such as hanging up artwork and assembling furniture and fixtures. Essential tools you’ll want to have on hand before your big move include the following:
- Screwdriver set
- Wrench set
- Tape measure
- Power drill
- Stud finder
- Utility knife
Other important supplies you’ll want to have on hand to make home repairs easier include extra batteries, lightbulbs, duct tape, hanging nails, and wall screws.
Work Lights and Flashlights
Heavy-duty flashlights and work lights can help you with plumbing, repairs, and any other tasks that require you to inspect dark and cramped areas around your house closely. Keep these lights stashed in a readily accessible place so you can reach them easily whenever you need them.
Whether you’re moving across the country or just a few hours away, chances are, you’ll be too tired to run out to the stores for supplies once you’ve unloaded your last boxes at your new Lipa home. Planning ahead and buying your household essentials before moving in will help you get settled in your new home sooner rather than later.