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Essential tips for new homeowners in Richmond Hill

Essential tips for new homeowners in Richmond Hill

After months of house hunting, you finally found the home in Richmond Hill that works for you. However, this is just the start of your homeowner journey! With this being your largest financial purchase of your life, it is especially important for new homeowners to get the basics down early. With these tips, your new home will become your dream home! Elgin Mills area is full of the stores you need to get started! Your local Home Depot, Lowes, or Home Hardware are a perfect place to start. The best information about the laws that impact your home can be found at https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/index.aspx. This is a local resource maintained by the Richmond Hill. Your local Self Stor offers amazing storage solutions for your home owner needs, visit: www.selfstor.ca/blog/storage-perfect-richmond-hill and learn everything it has to offer!

Find a highly reviewed handyperson

An experienced handyperson or tradesperson can help you tackle those projects that you have set for yourself. A good handyperson should be a “jack of all trades,” who is able to help with several home service needs. Do your research online and find a local and reliable one. Look for lots of reviews, and make sure there are plenty of 4- and 5-star ones. Then check out the lowest rated ones, as they can be key to determine how they handle situations that are outside the ideal.

Your neighbours are a resource

Your neighbours are an important source of information. They will have information about local by-laws or where to drop off your refuse. Plus, you never know when you’ll need a good neighbor to grab the mail or water the plants when you’re out of town. Keeping a good line of communication with them can solve a lot of problems.

Plan out all your renovations and take your time

You may want to tackle everything at once, but this can be far more costly than originally planned and could be disastrous! This way, you’ll be able to save money and pay for projects as you go. You will want to live in the home for a while to understand what you truly want and need. That paint colour may grow on you, or you will discover the floor is uneven and takes priority! That way, you’ll be able to better prioritize renovation projects. Your local Home Depot is at 10885 Leslie St.

Warranties and manuals are important!

Warranties and manuals are key to your success as a new homeowner. They can help you out in a jam when something is on the fritz, or let you return that ill-matching appliance. Keeping these items in the box they came is always a good idea, if you have the space. Consider a storage unit as option for storing the boxes. If space is an issue, keep them in a filing cabinet, or at the very least always putting them in the same place and labeling them!

Replace filters regularly

You would not believe how dirty and clogged your filters and hoses can get even when properly maintained. If the home was sitting on the market without owners living inside, then chances are good that those air filters haven’t been changed in a while. Changing air filters are key to keep a healthy environment. You can pick up filters at your local Lowes at 200 McNaughton Rd or head over to Home Hardware at 125 King Rd.

Tackle your painting projects all at once

There’s nothing more inconvenient than having to paint a home while you’re living inside. This could take weeks of covered floors and strong smells if done separately. The best way to handle this is combine all your paint projects into one, and hiring professional painters to keep a proper timeline.  Sherwin-Williams Paint Store at 10720 Yonge St Suite 114, or Benjamin Moore at 9555 Yonge St are a good place to get your painting supplies.

Keep an emergency fund

Costs are rising and can come from surprising places. As a new homeowner, you should be prepared to deal with unexpected expenses. A new heating or cooling system could cost thousands of dollars and break down out of nowhere. Yonge street is full of banking institutions to help you on your journey.

Focus on improvements that add value

When renovating, focus on projects that can add value to the home. Focus on updating your kitchen, washroom, or floors. Creating a modern style is the best way to go. If you are just looking to furnishing your home, IKEA is always a good starting point, your local one can be found at 200 Interchange Way.

Deep clean your home

The previous homeowners likely did not clean out all the nooks and crannies. Scrub and disinfect everything that you can see. Make a full list of every item you want to clean and make sure not to miss any steps! This way your home will start off on a fresh footing! For cleaning supplies, you can head over to your local Wal-mart at 1070 Major Mackenzie Dr.

Moving soon?

If you are moving soon, you will need help choosing the best mover. Read our amazing article about it here: https://www.selfstor.ca/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-moving-company

Selling soon?

If you are planning on selling your home, check out our amazing piece about how our storage units can help you increase the value and easy of selling your home! www.selfstor.ca/storage-tips/how-a-storage-unit-will-help-sell-your-house

Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, and Richmond Hill all have something in common – they are growing communities serviced by one of the largest Self Stor locations in Canada. Tens of thousands of locals pass by our modern facility every day thanks to our neighbour, The Richmond Hill GO Station. Located just north of historic Major Mackenzie Drive at the intersection of Centre Street and Newkirk Road, Self Stor Richmond Hill is minutes away from Yonge Street, the cultural centre of Richmond Hill. You are supported by a growing and caring community when you store at Self Stor.

If you’re moving to a new home around the Richmond Hill area, consider keeping some of your valuables at our Self Stor facility as we can help lessen the stress and hassle of moving. Self Stor Richmond Hill provides more than a storage space for you. Along with every self storage solution we offer, you will receive security and protection for your belongings, convenience, and the guarantee of outstanding service.

Check out some of our key features:

  • Drive-up access allows for ultimate convenience
  • Heated units let you store with comfort
  • Online account management gives you the control
  • Packing and moving supplies allow you to tackle any move
  • Extended access to storage units, including holidays
  • Livechat customer service allows you to get the answers you need
  • Month-to-month contracts with flexible payment options
  • State-of-the-art lighting to be easy on the environment

Check out our amazing Richmond Hill location at https://www.selfstor.ca/locations/richmond-hill/

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