New Home Checklist

 So you’re ready to move? Congratulations! Maybe it’s your first time out on your own and you need some new apartment essentials. Maybe you’re finally upgrading to a house of your own, and you want to make sure you have the things you need for your first home. Even if you’re a seasoned vet, you might be looking for things to buy for a new house and spruce it up. No matter the situation, we’re glad you’re here. Our new house checklist covers everything from the essentials and necessities to some fun upgrades that’ll help you make the most of your home.


Kitchen Essentials Checklist

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or you’re moving to a new house, the kitchen will be an important part of your new home. Our checklist of kitchen essentials has all of the tools, utensils, cookware, and gadgets you’ll need to whip up some delicious meals. Below we’ll cover the necessities you should have for your first kitchen as well as some nice-to-haves that will help expand your cooking repertoire.



Your Smart Home

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Best Wi-fi and Programmable Thermostats

Buying a new thermostat is not like buying other home appliances like a vacuum or a pressure cooker. There are many things to consider before buying a smart thermostat – what type of HVAC system you’re running, what features you need, whether you’re looking for energy savings, convenience, or both, etc. One of the most important questions is whether it is worth upgrading from a traditional thermostat to a new, Wi-Fi or programmable thermostat.



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Best Smart Door Locks

Smart locks one of the most vital aspect of every connected home of today. These locks don’t just let you come and go as you please. They can temporarily grant access to friends, family, and the delivery man. They lock the door behind you when you leave in case you (or one of your children) forget. And they can monitor who enters and leaves your home while you are away. Some smart locks can even be activated through the use of voice commands or triggers coming from other home automation services and devices.

Smart locks will change the way you think about securing your home, and connecting them to larger smart home systems can make your life so much easier. In this guide we review the best smart dead bolt locks, cover the pros and cons of each, and share our top pick.


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Best Home Security Camera System

Surveillance must be an integral aspect of any home protection system. Home surveillance systems provide the ultimate peace of mind to homeowners and parents by allowing you to keep an eye on things even if you are not physically present. There is a new wave of smart cameras on the market that come with varying levels of complexity, capability and price tags. In this buying guide, you will learn more about the best home surveillance system and how to get the best home security camera system for your particular situation.



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Moving Checklist – 12 Things to Remember

Moving into a new home or apartment? With the whirlwind of things to do, it's easy for some of the smaller items to fall off to the wayside. That's why we created this moving checklist. There are a few basic things you can do early on in the process to make moving day a breeze. Below we’ve listed 12 important things to do when moving. [...]

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How to Secure Home with Hidden Outdoor Security Camera

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