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20 items to buy when you get a new house

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You might have just put down boatload of money for your down payment but this is where the fun starts.

New smart home tech & gadgets can not only keep you safe, but increase the enjoyment of your new home.

Here’s 20 top items for your new house that you might want to consider!

1. Air purifier

Who wants a new house with smelly, stale air? Not us! An air purifier will filter out anything you want to get rid of, so you can breathe cleaner. Now say, “ahhhhh.” 

2. Roomba

If you wish you had a maid (but don’t) a Roomba is the next best thing. You can program them to go off at certain times and days. It’s like having a pet, but a pet who cleans instead of making messes.

3. Ottoman table

Get rid of your ottoman & coffee table, and invest in an ottoman table. Put your feet up after a long day, without worrying about spilling your drink. Ottoman tables are also great for game nights! Which gives you an excuse to invite your friends over to see the new house. 

4. Snowblower

You just haddd to have the house on the corner, but now have double the sidewalk space. Which means double the shoveling, ughhh. Save yourself a backache by investing in a snowblower ASAP. Trust us, it’ll be worth every penny. 

5. Space heater

Bigger house means more rooms to heat! Getting a space heater will keep you nice and warm, without racking up your utility bills. 

6. Google Nest

Is there anything that Google can’t do? The Nest Mesh Wifi System, Nest Thermostat, and Nest Doorbell are just three of their smart-home products. Any of the Nest products are worth looking into. Don’t take it from us though, check out the thousands of positive reviews for each! 

7. Phyn

If there’s one thing on this list that you buy, it’s gotta be a Phyn product. This company is seriously high-tech, and helps you save money. The Phyn Smart Water Assistant and Phyn Plus are your built-in water experts. Prevent leaks, track your water usage (and misusage), and learn how to save water with Phyn

8. Alexa

Alexa, turn on the lights! You’ve heard of her before, Amazon’s Alexa assistants are a no-brainer for your new home. Connect smart home devices to your Alexa, and watch your home come alive. If you get bored, you can even ask her to tell you a joke. Now that’s getting your money’s worth!

9. Ring

Another top of the line smart home brand, Ring doorbells provide extra security that you can’t beat. If you plan on ordering a lot of packages – Ring is a must-have to stop pesky package thieves

10. Smart thermostat

Smart thermostats save you money, and keep your home the perfect temperature for any activity. Like to sleep in cooler temps? Program your thermostat to cool down at your bedtime, and then warm back up in the morning. 

11. Smart plug

If you haven’t heard of a smart plug, you’re gonna like this one. You can turn literally anything in your home into a smart device – with just one little plug. 

12. Wet/dry shop vac

Your regular vacuum, robovac, swiffers and brooms pale in comparison to a shop vac. Which is why you absolutely need one. Useful for pretty much any clean-up job, a wet dry vac is great for homes with garages and sheds. No need to go to the car wash for a vacuum – your shop vac will get the job done. 

13. New door locks

Replacing old locks is always a good idea – you never know who might have a spare key. While you’re at it, check out some of the smart locks out there. They’re easier to open than the traditional key locks, and you can lock your home from your phone. No more turning around on your way to work because you forgot to lock the door. 

14. Outdoor grill

Okay – what dad (moms too!) doesn’t love to grill? An outdoor grill gives you more cooking freedom. If a new reason to step outside isn’t enticing enough – you’ll also save money on gas and electricity bills. Hello summer grilling parties! 

15. Tool kit

Get a tool kit ASAP. You never know when you’ll need a screwdriver or a hammer – and you’ll want to be prepared when the time comes. How to use them? We’ll leave that up to YouTube’s resident tool experts.  

16. Indoor plants

There’s nothing like a little greenery to make a new space feel like home. Indoor plants are great for healthy air, mood, and let’s be honest – aesthetic. Plants are one of the cheapest and easiest decorations – so stock up & test your green thumb! 

17. New mattress & bedding

Moving is STRESSFUL. You know what might make you feel better? Sleeping on a new mattress with new fluffy bedding. Treat yo self!  

18. Lawnmower

It’s time to adult and buy a lawnmower. Mowing isn’t the most fun activity but like most of our dads have said, “the lawn isn’t gonna mow itself.” Ain’t that the truth!  (But please skip the new balances and cargo shorts) 

19. TV wall mounts

Open up the space in your rooms by mounting TVs to the wall instead of placing them on a media stand. Wall mounts are relatively inexpensive, and make any room look bigger and less cluttered. 

20. Bar cart

Time to celebrate your new home! A bar cart is just the thing you need – and they’re a great decorative piece. A bar cart offers up more storage space, giving you more room in your kitchen cabinets. Cheers!