Moving to your own place for the first time? As exciting as this sound, it is also big responsibility. There will be so much you have to do including buying new stuff for the house. However, with all the things going around you like the expenses of the buying the place or redesigning it to suit your taste, you can sometimes forget to buy the most needed items for the home. Check below to a see a list of items you need to buy to help you start this new stage of life.
This is not only to be used in the future but also for you to take care of the place once you get it. You might have to clean the counters and dust them off, give the windows a good wipe or clean out the bathroom or the kitchen. This would mean you need to have some of the items like sponges, gloves, dust pans, mops and brooms, lint rolls, enough garbage bags, garbage can, and cleaning liquids and soap.
Just buying the necessary furniture for the bedroom is not enough to get by. You will need to buy the right bedding as well. One thing about this is that you need to make sure you are buying the right items that will be comfortable, rightly matched with the rest of the bedroom décor and is the right size for your bed. Check out some stores for items including mattress pads, mattress/air mattress, pillow protectors, pillows, sheets and pillowcases, blankets, quilts and comforters and duvet covers.
Bathroom Essentials too are a set of items that you cannot go without. This means you need to have items that are not just your towel and toothbrush. instead, stock your bathroom with these items as well – shower curtain, shower hooks/rings, bath rug, bath towel sets, toothbrush holder, soap dish, toilet brush, wastebasket, towel bars/racks, air fresheners and toiletries.
Once you have the bedding necessities ready, then start to think of organising your closets. For this you need to know how many clothes you are planning to hang using hangers and rods and how many you are planning to fold and store. See if you will need extra storage space or whether you need to make sure your closet won’t easily mess up. If so, you can get some organisers for your drawers, accessory organisers and some storage buckets. In addition to these you will need mirrors, show rack (s), and hooks.
The next part is window accessories. Once you have painted the frames the way you want and have cleaned them up well, then you will need to think of buying some items such as curtains and drapes, blackout options, scarves or valances if necessary, sheers, tie backs, curtain rods and window hardware. Just like bedding, make sure to match the right colours. This means you will have to think of the colour of the room, the patterns and textures used in it and match the curtain designs to the rest of those décor.
Another important place in the room that needs to be well stocked is the kitchen. But a kitchen needs to be stocked with more than just food. You will need the necessary appliances and utensils to help you get though the day and have your meals prepared. Check if your shopping list have the following in it; paper towels, cabinet organizers, drying mat/dish rack, spice rack, water filtration, cutting board, kitchen towels/mitts, food storage options, spatulas/ knives, spoons, forks, placemats, and plates and cups.
Once you have got these items, now you are ready to get on with your new life adventure.