Buying your first home is one of those memorable accomplishments that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Once you have signed on the dotted line and taken official ownership of the property, you’re going to want to—if you haven’t already—think about some essential items to pick up for your home to make your experience of living in your home that much more enjoyable. Here is a substantial list of items to consider purchasing after you’ve bought your home.

Safety Equipment:

Smoke Alarms: You should have smoke alarms installed in every room of your house including each bedroom, outside your bedrooms, and on every level of your home. If your home has a basement, don’t forget to install a smoke alarm there, too.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Not to say that Carbon Monoxide is more dangerous than smoke, but it is an odorless, colorless gas that can prove deadly if it isn’t detected sooner rather than later. Be sure to install carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home, especially in places where people sleep.

Fire Extinguishers: It’s always a good idea to have a fire extinguisher handy in case a fire breaks out while you’re cooking in the kitchen.

Safety Ladder: If you live in a home that has more than one level, seriously consider purchasing a ladder. Ladders can make the difference between life and death in the event of an emergency.

First-Aid Kit: Having a healthy stash of bandages, ointments, wipes, and other products is a good idea in case someone gets injured in your home.

Emergency Kit: Water, canned foods, flashlights, batteries, a can opener, flares, dust masks, tools like a wrench or pliers, maps of your area, a cell phone and a charger, prescription medications, eyeglasses, matches, personal hygiene items, pet food and supplies, an extra change of clothes.

Essential Items for Security of Your Home:

New locks: Any time you purchase a new home, it’s important to change the locks immediately to ensure the safety and security of yourself and your family.

Motion-sensor lights: These kinds of lights illuminate when they sense movement in a given area. They’re not expensive and are relatively simple to install.

Home safe: A secure box in which to store valuable documents like IDs or passports, birth certificates, banking information, and other sensitive information is always a good idea.

Window treatments: Believe it or not, installing blinds is one way to deter criminals from breaking into your home.

Video doorbell: Cheaper than security cameras, video doorbells can provide you with the peace of mind you want by giving you access to video footage of any action taking place at your front door. You can also link this capability to your smartphone, so you can always keep an eye on these areas even when you’re away from your home.