List Of Must-Have Items When Moving Into Your First Home
Moving to a new home means a fresh start. While it can be one of the most stressful chores you’ve ever encountered, living on your own is such a rewarding experience. This is when you learn to live without depending on your parents; you get to manage your budget and do anything you want.
When you move into your very first home, chances are you’re going to need a lot of items for your new house. Here’s a list of important things that you should prioritize buying before getting other items like an expensive couch or a TV.
For the kitchen
When you purchase items for your new house, do not forget these essential kitchen items which will help you survive your first few days:
- Can and bottle opener – For starters, you might be relying on canned goods for the first month. Eventually, you’ll learn how to cook a good meal.
- Pantry staples – Stock your pantry with black pepper, fine salt, soy sauce, dry pasta, rice, tea, cereals, biscuits, coffee and sugar.
- Cooking utensils – Cooking sets may cost a lot. Buying a decent frying pan is good enough. You can fry eggs and bacon, and cook your veggies on your non-stick frying pan.
- Tableware – You will need these items for serving your food and dining.
- Fridge – Buying a brand new refrigerator is expensive. You can try to look for a second-hand one if you’re on a tight budget.
- Kitchen towel and oven mitt – These come in handy when you’re cooking your first good meal.
For the bedroom
- Comfortable bed – Purchase a top quality mattress and a bed frame you can afford.
- Clothes hangers
- Clothes hamper or laundry basket
For the bathroom
- Toilet paper
- Shower curtain
- Plunger for cleaning the toilet
All around the house
Make sure you have the following items handy in your new house:
- Cleaning supplies – cleaning agents for the toilet and kitchen, garbage bags, soap, sponge and dishwashing detergent.
- First aid kit – Accidents happen; make sure you have something for emergencies.
- Vacuum cleaner – A clean home should be your top priority. Make sure you purchase a vacuum to maintain cleanliness in your new house.
- Basic hardware tools including a flashlight
- A fire extinguisher
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