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You Just Purchased a New Appliance… Now What?

The time has finally come! You wave goodbye to your old washer and dryer, refrigerator, whatever the old leaky appliance might be, and hello to its shiny, new replacement. It’s always fun to purchase something new! But wait, you’re not done just yet. 

There are steps you can take after purchasing a new appliance to save yourself from future stress and frustration. Here are nine steps to do after you’ve purchased a new appliance.

Hold onto Important Documents

Don’t make the mistake of overlooking your packaging or product documents that come with your appliance! This includes any receipts and the appliance manual. We know, it’s easy to get caught up in the unboxing of the appliance! Typically, your receipt will be needed for warranty repairs and returns.

Your receipt might also include guarantees about appliance replacements. Your manual contains important information beyond installation instructions. We recommend you fold up both of these documents and file them away for safekeeping. For those who decide to keep the appliance’s packaging, you might fold and tape your documents to its box and store it away that way.

Want an extra life hack? Save a photo of your sales receipt using LifeHound. This way, it won’t get lost in the abyss of your phone’s photos!

Record Important Dates

Make note of your purchase/order date as well as the date you received your appliance. Remember, the difference between the two is important as your warranty may not begin until its delivery date. 

Don’t cut your warranty short!

Do You Know the Magic Number?

Write down your appliance’s model number and serial number. If your item needs servicing, you will need this information. Additionally, on the off chance that your appliance is stolen, you will have the necessary numbers for that scenario as well.

You Might Have a Warranty, But It Doesn’t Matter Unless…

You register your appliance! To ensure your warranty is in effect, set aside a moment after purchasing your appliance to do so. When you register the appliance with its manufacturer, you will receive information about defect notices, recalls, and might even receive an extended warranty just for registering. One can typically register their appliance online or by mail.

Why not get an extra year of support for a mere five minutes of your time!?

Manufacturer Warranties

After purchasing a new appliance, write down its manufacturer warranty information. Then, set a reminder in LifeHound before the warranty expires so that if you need to have your appliance repaired or encounter an issue, you are able to fix it before it’s too late.

Extended Warranties

Oftentimes, we forget where we’ve put our extended warranties. Be sure to take note of any that you’ve purchased. Take a picture of who the warranty is with, how to report an issue, and when it expires. When you use LifeHound, you can additionally make a reminder for when your extended warranty expires!

Whether or not the warranty is worth it will prove itself after your appliance’s warranty expires. In other words, you’ll see if purchasing the warranty was worth it! Taking this step will encourage you to make better decisions in the future.

All In One Place

To make things as easy as possible, write down all necessary information (i.e. purchase date, cost, and so on) directly onto your appliance’s manual. Then, tape your receipt onto the cover of your manual to keep everything in one convenient location. You can house all product manuals and receipts in a common folder to maximize organization.

If you lose track of their manuals, contact your manufacturer or visit their website for assistance. You might also consider searching your appliance’s make and model number along with the words ‘product manual’ online to locate a digital copy.

Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer!

While we’ve already mentioned recording photos above, be sure to add digital photos of your manuals, installation information, and so on in LifeHound. This way, you’ll have them handy if you ever need to uninstall an item or have it serviced.

Now, The Fun Part!

Enjoy your brand new purchase! With LifeHound, purchasing a new appliance is all fun and no stress! Use its special features and take manufacturer recommendations into place. Store its accessories in a convenient place so as not to lose anything. LifeHound offers the services to keep you organized and prepared for all your organizational needs. 

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