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It can be a bit of a shock to go from calling your landlord to fix something to realizing you’re responsible for doing it yourself. Luckily, a lot of the supplies any new homeowner needs for home maintenance are readily available at stores like Home Depot.
I asked Meredith Kiep, a senior sales associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential, and Kate Ziegler, a Realtor with Arborview Realty in Boston and with Coldwell Banker Lifestyles in New London, New Hampshire, to tell me the items they advise new homeowners to buy as they move into their new digs. Here are their suggestions.