What Your First Home Absolutely Needs

You out of school, got your first real job, and are finally moving away from home. Being prepared for a new place will sure make it a lot easier than trying to put it all together on the fly. Make a list, mental or otherwise, of the items you already own. On top of that, your parents are probably prepared to give you a few pieces of furniture to help you out. Accept it graciously as it’s going to save you a lot of money at first.

Ask if you can keep your bedroom furniture until you can afford to buy a new set. You will be able to get a good night’s sleep at the very least. Of course, before moving anything in to your new home, give it a thorough cleaning. Have enough cleaning products to give the windows a wash along with drawers and cabinetry in the kitchen, all bathroom fixtures, and a good vacuuming of any carpeted areas. Even if a cleaning service has been through the house already, only trust your own cleaning skills in order to make sure you get everything tidy.The kitchen is the hub of any home.

Guests are going to naturally gravitate toward it, so make sure that you spend a little extra care when setting it up. Rather than fancy curtains that match an area rug, opt for a good, solid table and chairs set. Also choose cooking utensils wisely so that you are happy for years to come, rather than having to purchase again in a few months. You really do need to purchase a quality kitchen knife set instead of cheaper knives. Spending a little more here can save you a lot of money in the long run. Not only will you not be replacing them constantly, they are made with as much safety in mind as knives can be.

Having a cheap blade that breaks with in use can become instantly disastrous. You should consider buying a . They keep your new knives sharp and safe, and where you need them the most. You won’t have to dig through a drawer and possibly cut yourself if you can easily see the one you need. When you purchase a small kitchen appliance, think about quality here, also. Granted, a toaster can be less expensive, after all you only need it to toast your bread, but when buying other appliances do a little recon and make sure you get the top of the line. One appliance that is really important is a. These have one of the best warranties on the market and are known to be both tough and handsome. Well, other than the kitchen, the last room that’s really important is the bathroom. Make sure you have plenty of towels and a good non-slip bath rug. Of course you will probably need a shower curtain so make sure you get one that is going to last for a while.

I highly suggest going with fabric as it’s simple to wash up and won’t tear and give you problems within a couple of months. Once again, it’s an issue of quality over cost. In the long run, remembering when you can afford quality to buy it is actually going to save you a lot of money.

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