While we are preparing to move into our new house we’ve hit a few snags in the new build process and altered timelines. So I sat down and created a game plan for things I’d like to accomplish during our building process. The goal was to allow me to stay on track, and not feel very stressed as our home is approaching completion.
I have shared a lot about the importance of keeping money in the bank. Moving into our forever home comes an increase in our monthly payment,. Due to this, we wanted to increase our savings. We like to have month of our mortgage payment saved. With the increase in payment comes and increases in bills
This is important. We plan to complete some projects after our home is finished. On some of the previous projects, our builder was more expensive than expected. Creating a list of projects allows us to create a timeline and figure out which projects may come up in the future.
In our new home, we are planning to purchase a lot of new furniture. This means that we will have to do a lot of measuring to do to make sure everything will fit properly. To accomplish this, I walked completed floor plans of the house we have been building to get an idea of the pieces we would like in the home. Then I created a spreadsheet that has a tab for each room in the new home. As I find the furniture I like, I add it to the spreadsheet. Our goal is to slowly start buying the new pieces so by the time we get to the new house, we won’t have anymore major expenses.
A lot of our existing furniture will not fit well in our new home and/or we are just looking to make an update. I have started to utilize a resell app and Facebook marketplace to start selling our furniture. The last thing we want is to be approaching our close date and have unsold furniture
Something that is very important that Rick has been pressing me to do is also prepare our Emergency kit. Rick has even scoped out areas to make a Tornado shelter in our new home. As we have learned from seeing people’s experiences during Hurricane Dorian ,you never know what type of emergencies can happen so it is important to always be prepared for the unexpected.
Whether you are preparing to move or build a new house, you should have an emergency kit ready to go. I have partnered with Clorox to share a list of items that you can gather to prepare for the unexpected.
This September, as part of National Preparedness Month, Clorox and the American Red Cross is encouraging all Americans to follow three steps to prepare for a natural disaster: Prepare a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.
Hope you enjoyed these steps on how to prepare for building a new home, I am excited to take my community on this home building journey. I will continue to share posts that I think will help you prepare for the unexpected. Visit here to learn more.
Surrounding National Disaster Preparedness Month in September, Clorox will support Red Cross initiatives with PR and Social Activations (Be Red Cross Ready and App Downloads)