Ask Angi: First Home Firsts

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(41NBC/WMGT) –A lot of people have been buying and moving into new homes this past year– and for many it’s the first time. Homeownership does not come with a manual, but in this Ask Angi segment Bailey Carson discusses the first things to do when you move into your new home.

A good thing to do early is find the circuit breaker and your water and gas shut-off valves so you know where to go in case of an emergency. Consider adding a security system and getting that set up from day one as well.

If you’re planning to sleep in your new home right away make sure your toiletries, towels and bedding are all easy to access so you can rinse off and get some rest after a long day. If you need one, include a curtain rod, shower curtain and liner, and rings or hooks in the bathroom.

If you’ll be moving in during the winter make sure the sprinkler system and hoses are drained and stored away as you don’t want them freezing throughout the winter. Keep an eye on the basement or crawl space for leaks, and regularly inspect your roof, gutters, and downspouts.

Do you have questions about your home projects or home care business? Tweet your question using #AskingAngi, and you may get some tips in an upcoming segment!

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