While living at home with your parents, you have probably never given much thought to the many items around you, and they are taken for granted as they have always been there, ready to be used when needed. When the time comes to move out and begin your own independent life, you will suddenly realize how vital mundane everyday things are, your first days in your new home will not be much fun without a bed to sleep in and some plates to eat from. There are a lot of essential things that you will need when setting out on your own and failing to get any of them will result in considerable inconvenience and plenty of frustration. To avoid these problems at the beginning of your new life, you will have to consider your needs, check what is already available in your new home, and provide at least the absolute essentials for a comfortable and enjoyable living. Here are 10 things to get when you are moving out for the first time.
Bed and bedding
A comfortable bed is the most indispensable object in any house, and it ensures that you get a good night’s sleep and a fresh start in the morning. Naturally, your bed has to be equipped with a quality mattress and some bedding so that it can provide you with all the comfort and relaxation you require after a long day of hard work or exciting activity.
You will not want to go to bed without first taking a shower, so bathroom objects are definitely going to be at the top of the list of things you need when moving. In addition to your toiletries, hygiene products, and personal care things, you are also going to need towels and towel racks, a shower curtain and a bath mat, soap dishes and soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, toilet paper, a toilet brush, a plunger, a wastebasket and a first aid kit.
You will bring most if not all of your clothes with you when moving and will need a place to keep, organize and protect them from dust and dirt, and free of wrinkles. If your new bedroom has a closet, it will do perfectly. If not, you are going to need some kind of dresser from the very beginning as you cannot keep your garments in boxes and suitcases for more than a few days.
Table and chairs
When you imagined your new life, you probably didn’t picture yourself eating your dinner on the floor or on a moving box. And rightfully so, you will never feel at home or truly enjoy your meals unless you can sit at a table. A table can also serve as a desk and a food preparation area, so it is extremely useful to have one in your new home. And while some people believe that standing is healthier than sitting, chairs have proven to be an irreplaceable commodity. All things considered, you are going to need a nice table and a set of chairs in your new home.
Kitchen items have a prominent place among the household items you need when moving out. Being able to prepare your own meals will not only help you save money and ensure a healthier diet but will also make your new place feel like home. So, make sure you have.
- Kitchen appliances: a fridge and a cooker from day one and a microwave, a dishwasher, a toaster, and a coffee maker as soon as possible.
- Basic cookware: some pots and pans and a few essential cooking utensils.
- Necessary dishware: plates and bowls, glasses and mugs, and some silverware.
- Cleaning supplies: dishwashing products, dish towels, paper towels, and a trash can.
As much as you might dislike cleaning, you will have to keep your home and clothes clean and presentable. To be able to do this, you will obviously need a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, a broom and a dustpan, a bucket and a mop, a feather duster, trash bags and sponges, and an all-purpose cleaner right from the beginning.
Essential electrical and electronic devices
Depending on the climate conditions in your new city, your new home amenities and features, as well as your personal needs and preferences, you might want to get a space heater or fan, a hair-drier, a few extension cords, etc. You will also probably want a TV and some other high-tech devices that you will use on a daily basis.
If your new home has windows with blinds or shades, you will not need curtains right away and might decide to wait until you have the money to buy quality curtains that you like. If not, you will have to hang curtains or draperies on the first day to ensure that you have privacy and comfort.
Proper lighting is of great importance not only for comfort but for your health as well, so you are going to need some lamps as soon as you move in. If your new home has ceiling lights, you only have to bring just a few night lamps and floor lamps. You can get fancier lighting later.
Other essential items you need when moving out
In addition to the items mentioned above, you might also want to take a sewing kit, an iron and ironing board, a flashlight, a portable fire extinguisher, some basic hand tools, a few storage containers, and some decorations with you.
Also, even if you have the financial resources to furnish your new home to your liking, do not rush it, as tempting it might be to go to the nearest store and get everything you need at once, you should refrain from doing so. Take your time instead, keep an eye out for sales and discounts, go to neighborhood garage sales, etc. and make sure that you only buy quality objects that you like and need. As time passes, you will be able to create the beautiful, cozy atmosphere you have always wanted for your home.
Now that you have read these 10 things to get when you are moving out for the first time we hope that you will have all the essential things needed for moving out for the first time. But what matters, even more, is to be able to feel at home in your new house, bring photos and candles, keepsakes and collectibles, and any other special things that make you feel happy and bring comfort, and warmth to the house. It is your first home after all, and you want it to feel special.