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Before Kitty Comes Home: 4 Tips For New Cat Owners

Cats have a reputation for being laid back, low maintenance animals, but if you’re a first-time cat owner trying to pick out supplies before kitty comes home, they’re bound to feel very demanding. There are so many kinds of cat litter, food, and toys and no indication of what to choose besides some loose titles – kitten food versus senior food, or litter for multi-cat households. What do you really need?

If you’re about to bring home your first cat, these 4 tips can make it easier to choose the right supplies, prepare your house, and help your cat adjust. Cats are great pets, but they can’t actually take care of themselves. They need some assistance from the household members with thumbs.

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5 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know How to Do

As a homeowner, there are certain things you must know how to do. While you may or may not have to leverage some of these skills, you can rest easy at night knowing you can handle anything your home throws at you. That’s invaluable peace of mind that no phonebook of service providers can give you. Without further ado, here are the five things every homeowner absolutely must be able to do.

1. Replace Door Locks

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One of the first things you need to do after moving into a new home is replace the door locks. While you may trust the previous homeowners – and they may have told you that they handed over all of the keys – you never know who has access to the home. For example, they may have forgotten to collect a key they loaned the neighbor five years ago.