Finally getting the chance you have been waiting for and moving into your dream home is one of the greatest achievements in life. Not all people get to experience this as it is definitely challenging and often impossible to buy property these days. The prices are going up, the cost of living is higher, and yet the salaries are not really following the trend. Therefore, being able to save up enough or find a good deal is rare and it should be approached with great care and planning. Those who are planning a move into a new home are among the luckier ones as they have made it. Now, the only thing left for them to do is to actually complete the move and start the next exciting chapter of their lives.
However, this is also not so easy especially if you are moving to a different part of the country, the other end of a huge city, or abroad even. Naturally, you will want to bring all of your stuff with you but that is not always possible. A lot of things that worked well in your old home will not be usable or viable in the new one. Some furniture may not be that easy to transport and a lot of fragile items and appliances may not even survive the trip. Moving companies take great care of things, that much is certain. You will definitely be well-taken care off, but do you really need all of your old stuff?
Consider this: you are starting a new chapter, in a new home, potentially with a new job and new plans in life. Would it not be better to also get some new things to go along it all? Of course it would and in this article we are going to tell you exactly what you need. If you cannot decide what important things to buy before moving into a new home, we have you covered. Keep reading to learn more about this and definitely make sure to also get other things that we may not mention. Click here to browse through a great selection of all the different Home essentials you may need for your move.
1. Security Features
One thing that people tend to forget about in all the craziness that surrounds moving to a new home is the security their new place to have. And when they do, they think about bringing the safety features with them, those that have helped them before in their old home. This is definitely not a good idea and for more than a single reason. First of all, you will be leaving the old home without security features for the next person to move in, which is not that great if you are selling the home or renting it. Furthermore, it takes a lot more work and effort to dismantle the cameras, alarms, and locks than to have them installed. Leave the security features to keep securing the home you are leaving. Your new place will definitely need locks, an alarm, and a few cameras if you want the ultimate security experience. However, make sure to get a new set instead of bringing the old stuff with you.
2. Yard/Maintenance Tools
Some of the most crucial stuff does not ever go inside of the home but the garage and the tool shed. Things you will need for basic home maintenance and care are among the most important and yet most people forget about them. They are preoccupied with the more fun elements that help with the actual living, but you cannot forget about the “other” stuff. You will need a new set of garden tools and cleaning tools and an organizer to help you keep them. Storage hooks and racks may be a good idea for better organization of tools and other equipment. A bike rack, net, ladder, hose with a reel, etc. A home is not a home without these.
3. Kitchen (and Dining Room) Supplies
Equipping your new home with stuff that relates to cooking and eating is prevalent because the kitchen is the heart of the home. Moreover, it is the central hub of those living in the home and the place where most families spend their time together. For it to be functional and make the home feel like a home, you need a few basic things. You will definitely need a new toaster, microwave, and water heating kettle, three examples of kitchen appliance essentials that are typically always bought new when moving. Rubbish bins and bags are a must, as are cleaning supplies like the sponge, kitchen roll, washing liquid, and a drying rack. If you are leaving the utensils in the old home, you will need new sets of cutlery, crockery, glasses, mugs, pots, pans, and everything else that your kitchen drawers and cabinets need.
4. Bathroom/Toilette Stuff
Right up there with the kitchen and dining in terms of immediate optimality and comfort is the bathroom. Most people bring their old towels and you will too probably. However, you will definitely need a new mat, toilet brush, toilet rolls, a toilet roll holder, some basic products like soaps, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and showering products. Get a new bin for the bathroom, a squeegee for the shower, a soap holder, and a cup for your toothbrushes. A new set of cleaning products for the bathroom is also a must and it should contain bleach, glass cleaner, limescale remover, and spray. Basic bathroom essentials like the sink, the toilet, and the shower/bath will be there already. One big thing that you may need from day one is storage so make sure to get a few shelves or a bathroom cabinet just to be sure.
5. Living Room and Bedroom(s) and Coziness
In terms of comfort you will definitely want to make yourself and your family members as cozy as possible. You will need all the small things you had previously and more. There will be larger appliances and gadgets all around that you will bring so new surge protectors and extension cords should be waiting for you. A new modem and router set is a good idea so that your internet connection is strong and optimal. There should be enough coasters, hangers, and throw pillows around as well as lamps in all the important corners where you will be spending your time. Sheets, blankets, quilts, bedspreads, and comforters are typically brought from the old home and there is no need to buy whole new sets.