Moving into your new home is both stressful and exciting. As a new homeowner, you’re ready to relax in your new place. There are some things you need to purchase beforehand that will make the first few weeks more comfortable. Here are four items you should consider buying.

1. Window Blinds

One of the first things you should purchase for your new home is blinds. You definitely don’t want your new neighbors seeing more of your personal life than you’d like. There are numerous options when it comes to custom window treatments Chicago IL:

  • Blinds
  • Shutters
  • Roller shades
  • Solar shades
  • Honeycomb
  • Window panels
  • Woven wood

With the variety of window treatment options available, it’s wise to contact a window installation company. A consultant will go over your budget and help you find the right window treatments.

2. Tools

You may already have a few basic tools, such as a hammer, screwdriver and tape measure. Maintaining a home requires a few more tools for advanced projects. One useful tool is a stud finder. If you’re hanging heavy pictures, mirrors or shelves, it’s best to find the stud to hang them in. Another tool you may want to purchase for your new home is a ratchet set. A ratchet set is ideal for those hard-to-reach areas that need tightening.

3. Ladder

Many homeowners overlook the need to have a ladder close by. If your new home has high ceilings, you’re definitely going to want to purchase a ladder. Installing light fixtures or bulbs, replacing batteries in a smoke detector and cleaning the walls and ceiling fans will be much easier with a ladder.

4. Fire Extinguisher

No one plans on having a fire in their home; however, kitchen fires are the most common location for a fire. Be prepared for an emergency by having the correct fire extinguisher. The U.S. Fire Administration lists five different types of fire extinguishers so be sure to choose the right extinguisher for your home.

These items will make the first few weeks in your new home more enjoyable. Consider purchasing them ahead of time so that you’re ready to move in and relax.