My father used to sit at dinner and talk about fixing cars. He would get underneath and change the oil. He could rotate our tires. There might have even been a new carburetor put in my car at some point.
We didn’t always help him, but we heard about how things were done. We had a vague understanding about fixing things ourselves.
The same could be said about our family home. My mother could replace the strainer on our washing machine and my dad the furnace filters.
But for some, these things have gone by the wayside like rotary phones and rolodexes. The concept of fixing things for some people is foreign. We live in a disposable world where if something is broken it gets replaced. And that works just fine until it comes to owning a home.
A house has mechanics that, as a homeowner, you need to understand. Too often, young adults buy homes without any knowledge of how things work. Understanding the main water valve, simple knowledge of an electrical box, or knowing that furnace filters must be changed are all important maintenance items not to be ignored.
That's why “Welcome Home” is the perfect housewarming gift. It offers new homeowners tips on how to care for their new house. The book not only provides maintenance and safety tips, but it also offers suggestions on unpacking, organization, and security.
To make the book even more fun, it includes stories from other new homeowners and easy recipes to make those first few days in a new house meaningful and fun.
The book is meant to help new homeowners enjoy the journey and keep a record of their first few weeks on the journey from house to home. If you are looking for the perfect housewarming gift for the new homeowner in your life, you can find “Welcome Home” on Amazon here.