Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Feature: New HomeOwner Newsletter...

One of my highlights & big accomplishments of 2010 was buying my first home. It's has finally sunken in that I have my own place. It took a month to crack me over the head but it is real. I'm not going to wake up & be back in my parents house. I'm waking up in my new place & all the responsibilities it will now entail.

Geez how many "New" 's can I fit into that title? I think it's stressed enough just how new this process is to me. But I'm not alone. Whether it be your first home or you've just moved out of your parent's house or just moved you will find yourself with alot of New things to do.

Well let's get started...Here's a list of things that I've done today that without a ice storm making my job close I wouldn't have done BUT then realized,

"Oh I really need to remember to do this in the future."
                                                                                                                               

1. There are radiators in my condo. They will collect dust. There is no Dust Fairy or influx of wind that will clean them. YOU have to dust them & USE a cloth towel to do it NOT a paper towel. It's winter, they will be hot to the touch, duh.

2. There is no such thing as a vintage Valentino or Alexander McQueen broomstick with pail that you will need to preserve. Therefore USE your broom & pail to clean up your kitchen. Enough said.

3. When your Mom buys you a mini vacuum cleaner so you don't have to lug out the HUGE one you have in your closet...USE IT. The lil lint & pieces of paper & other crap you find on the floor isn't going to magically go into the garbage.

4. The Coffee Ring on your coffee table is NOT a wise Decor Choice. In none of these online magazines is someone showcasing "Fabulous Coffee Rings" so use the Fantastik to clean it up.

5. The bills will actually start piling up if you just bring your mail upstairs and NOT open it all until a day you're off from work. There is something called PAY BY THIS DATE. So you must open your mail everyday to avoid Late Fees & Interest. Thankfully I paid everything on Time. Whew!
                                                                                                                                 

I think I'm going to do this feature every once in a while in the next upcoming months to highlight lil things that might seem like common knowledge but yeah know every once in a while you need reminders of simple things.
Life as a new homeowner...what a new adventure this is...=)

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22 comments:

Erin Barschdorf said...

This is so true, however, I have been in my house for 2.5 years and don't really dust the radiators. I'm planning on building covers for them in the spring, so then I won't need to look a their ugliness, and they will double as a place to put things.

ag. said...

I'm excited for this feature! My husband and I just bought our first house and get the keys in a couple weeks so I'm looking forward to learning along with you!!

CT Cupcake said...

aaah I so need this feature, I'm getting ready to buy my first place!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

good idea! i am sure you learned so much.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

ps- when will you be sharing pics of your new casa!?

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Lady. I have been living on my own for over 6 years and I still have a hard time with some of these!

Blondie said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a huge achievement honey! Kori xoxo

bananas. said...

owning a home for 2+ years has taught me all of the above.

thank god.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Congratulations on buting your first home! This was a great post. I am looking forward to reading more.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Haha as I read this post I am looking around at how much cleaning I need to do. YIKES!

Girl in My Own World said...

Yes read your mail girl and then once you sort it and possibly file it, get rid of it. :o) So cool that you have your own place! Yay! :o)

Brunch at Saks said...

Being a new homeowner too, I can say that the mini vacuum from your Mom is an excellent thing! We got one from my Dad and I use it every single day! Have a great day girlie xoxo

Krystal said...

oh the joys of growing up!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, I so love this new feature, Melanie; and seeing through the eyes of a new homeowner. This is such a fun new adventure for you!! :)

Meghan said...

I am sure its crazy at times, but I bet you are so excited to own your own place! Congrats!

Vic said...

oh what comes with home ownership is a lot of responsibility but a good one! it feels good doesn't it!:) i need a mini vac:) and i pay everything (most everything online) xoxo congrats!~

avant garde design said...

hey thanks for asking about me! i'm doing a tiny bit better, will take a while. i've never experienced losing a parent and it's a very strange sensation. i'm sooo happy for you and am having fun reading about how happy you are in your new place. have sooo much fun decorating it and show pictures now and then, i'm dying to see! ;) happy almost friday my friend!

TT's Attic said...

How exciting! I remember when I first bought my home - exciting and scary at the same time! :)

TT's Attic - Edgy, Affordable Fashion

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a great idea and we also learned our lesson to pay bills on time:) hahah
Hugs and kisses, darling

Constar said...

i gave out an award to my fave bloggers... your one of em! :)

Pink Flower said...

wow congrats on having your place, must be so nice to have your own space to do what you want with it. I can't wait to get my own place with my OH, I mean he has a flat, but i'm aching for a sweet little house that wants doing up.

Bugeyed Lindsay said...

me too!
been waiting to by my own home for as long as i can remember.
do you have any renovations to make?
mine has been mostly gutted since Katrina. i have months and months of work to do, but it'll be so worth it.

good luck!

@bugeyedguide

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