Moving house is both exciting and stressful at the same time. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or you are upgrading to a larger home, there are several important things that need to be done before you can complete your new purchase, including buying a bunch of brand-new home accessories and furniture pieces.
Although it’s easy to get carried away with your online shopping and order one of everything from the home section ‘just in case’ you need it, if you’re moving homes on a budget, you’re better sticking to the essentials. This ensures you don’t overspend, but your home still contains all of the necessities of daily living.
Here is a quick list of the household essentials you’ll need to buy when you move into your new property.
From the bath mats to the soap dishes to the snazzy shower curtains, there are lots of bathroom essentials that you’re going to need to buy when you move to a new home. Of course, you can bring your existing bathroom accessories to your new home, but it’s always nice to purchase brand-new items for your new home.
Toilet rolls won’t be the first thing on your mind when you’re in the middle of moving home. However, you don’t want to finally arrive at your new place and settle down for the evening, only to realize you’ve completely forgotten to stock up! Just before you move, stock up on your essential toiletries such as toilet rolls, razors, deodorants, and hair care products.
You may not be the best chef in the world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try! Make sure to get yourself some basic kitchen equipment, such as a microwave, kettle, and toaster, so you can cook your favorite meals and snacks. There are also the cooking essentials like spatulas, oven trays, scales, and measuring cups. The list goes on and on!
If you wish, you can also buy some additional pieces like a blender, panini grill, or bread maker. Make sure to consider how much storage space your new kitchen has before you purchase lots of large pieces of equipment. Don’t forget your dinnerware and cutlery sets too!
A basic toolkit is essential for building any flatpack furniture you’ve bought for your new place. You can buy an affordable set that includes everything you’re going to need including screwdrivers, spanners, and screws, but you might also want to grab yourself some additional tools such as saws and drills if you’re a keen DIYer.
Your new home most likely already has ceiling lighting installed, but if you want to make your rooms cozy and inviting, you’re going to need some cute lamps. Depending on the number of rooms, you might need several lamps. Find some that match your interior décor to create a stylish and sophisticated finish to your home.