This list has a variety of items that range from free to inexpensive, especially if a few of you go in together – such as a 1/4 cord of wood. This list is better for Fall or Winter home purchases. We’ll have another list in Spring. In Colorado, we have SNOW to consider for months and months. There are so many checklists of what new home buyers need to do, purchase, etc. but what can you do for someone you know who is about to embark on the biggest investment of their lives – and one of the most exciting?

  1. Snow shovel and sidewalk salt.
  2. Subscription to Handyman and/or Consumer Reports.
  3. *FREE* Share an online calendar with them with reminders for maintenance tasks such as gutters, seeding the lawn, changing filters, winterizing the hoses, pipes and vents, chimney maintenance and add in numbers/website locations for recommended resources for these services.
  4. Subscription to the Littleton Independent or other local community papers. The local papers usually have more upbeat news and ideas for things to do nearby, vs. gloom and doom of the bigger national papers.
  5. Gift cards for your favorite restaurants, coffee houses and bars near their new home – or ask for recommendations for them if it’s a brand new area or state.
  6. Get them a photo frame and take a photo of them on their new front step with keys in hand to commemorate the occasion. If we are their local real estate professional, we can help you get the photo, just ask us.
  7. What about finding a historic photo of the area where their home is and framing it? OR a photo of where they are moving from side by side with their new home?
  8. If they have a wood burning fireplace, go in with a few people and get them a 1/4 cord of wood delivered and stack it for them. Encourage them to invite you all to stay for dinner after or to watch the game. 😉
  9. Basic repair items for vertical blinds, holes in the wall, picture hanging hooks – good ones like Ooks.
  10. Cleaning package that includes the dishwasher and washing machine soaps best for their model, fresh sponges, furniture polish/wax/