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10 Essential Items You Will Need for Your First Home

Moving into your first home can be a little daunting. You also may not know what to buy until you have moved into the property. To help you get off to the best possible start, we are showing you the 10 most essential items you will need for your first home.
  1. A Kettle
Once you have secured the keys and moved in all the boxes, you can guarantee the one thing you will want is a hot cup of tea or coffee, which can make your house feel like a home. You may also want to provide any guests with a hot drink when they come to visit your new property. What is the Best Electric Kettle? Well, it all depends on what you are looking for. For example, you could invest in a cordless kettle or a glass water kettle with a quick boiling time, as there is an option to suit every need and budget.
  1. A Complementary Sofa
Once the kettle has boiled and you have poured yourself a cup of tea or coffee, you are going to need somewhere comfortable to sit to recover from moving in day. In between all the boxes, you will need to find a space for a sofa. Try to have a sofa delivered on moving in day, or bring one with you. However, pick a color and style carefully, as you will want to ensure it blends into your future interior design. For this reason, we recommend buying a neutral color, such as black, grey or white.
  1. A TV
Trust us, you will want to escape from all the madness of unpacking once you move in, which is why you will love nothing more than absorbing in a new TV series. It is a great way to reward yourself after a busy day of moving boxes, decorating and personalizing your space.
  1. Basic Supplies for the First Night
To make a cup of tea on the first night of moving in, you will need to bring some basics with you ahead of the big move. For instance, you should pack your TV, and some coffee, milk and a few snacks to help you get through the day. This means you can take a break to enjoy a hot drink and something to eat, which will allow you to relax and give yourself the fuel you need to carry on unpacking. So, stock up on some essential items ahead of moving in day.
  1. A Comfortable Bed
Of course, you are going to need a place to rest your head after a long, hard day of moving into your new home. While the prospect of sleeping on an inflatable bed or sofa might seem appealing, you can guarantee you will long for the comfort of a good mattress on the first night. So, this is one item you should place at the top of your list when moving into a new property. Don’t forget the bed linen, either!
  1. Refrigerator
You are going to need somewhere to chill the champagne, right? That is why one of your first purchases should be a refrigerator. While many properties often come with a refrigerator, other homeowners or renters might have to buy the appliance.
  1. Oven
Want to cook up a delicious feast on your first night? Well, you are going to need an oven, then. Again, this is one appliance that is sometimes incorporated into a rental agreement or purchase price. If not, we recommend arranging for the oven to be delivered on the day you move in or, if not, the very next day. This will allow you to quickly feel right at home at the property, as you can start creating tasty dishes each night.
  1. Washing Machine
You might not need a washing machine right away, but your clothing will soon pile up after a few days, which is why a new or second-hand washing machine should definitely be at the top of your list. While there are often so many things to buy when moving in, a washing machine will soon become a priority once you run out of clean clothes. So, unless you have a laundrette on your doorstep, invest in a washing machine as soon as possible.
  1. Freezer
A freezer might become your best friend when you move into a new property. You will probably be so busy with the home that you will want to cook something quick and easy. Buy a freezer so you can stock up on food you can place straight into the oven. You could prep some meals before the big move, which you can warm up each day to enjoy a homemade, delicious and nutritious meal.
  1. An Internet Connection
Moving into a new home can be a little overwhelming, especially if you are moving into your new home alone. Connect with your family and friends with ease by ensuring you have an internet connection. This will allow you to show off your new home on Instagram, communicate with your friends via Facebook and tweet companies if they have missed a delivery date.
You might also have some questions for Google about your new home, such as how to install a ceiling fixture or hang a door. Of course, you will need an internet connection for a TV subscription, such as Netflix.
Moving into a new home can be a little stressful, which is why you must plan ahead to ensure you have the right items when moving into your new home. While every homeowner is different, you should consider adding the ten items to the top of your checklist. You can guarantee they will make moving into your home more enjoyable.

Have we missed an important item off our list? Do you have any top tips for moving home? Feel free to share your tips and advice in the comment section below. We would love to read your advice.


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