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Things You Need To Buy After Buying Your First Home

 Things You Need To Buy After Buying Your First Home

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Buying your first home is a long and drawn out process with sometimes months of waiting and saving. But when you finally get the key in your hands, the hassle of it all seems entirely worthwhile. For some new homeowners, it can come as an enormous surprise that they then have to kit out their new home. With all the excitement that buying your first home can bring it can be easy to put this to the back of your mind. But this can be an expensive mistake to make. Use this list of things you need to buy after buying your first home to get you prepared.

Window coverings

You will need to buy some curtains, blinds or drapes to cover your windows when you move in. It’s likely that your new home will not have them, so you need to make sure you have them prepared. Even temporary covers such as sheets and paper blinds will do for the first week or two. Not having these will mean people can easily see through your windows and natural light cannot be blocked out. This can mean you get an interrupted night’s sleep, and your belongings will be on show for all to see.

Bedding and Towels

Your new home will most likely be filled with hundred of boxes and after a long day of moving you probably won’t feel like unpacking. This could make the first night in your new home feel a little unhomely and lacking in comfort. So buy some new bedding and towels before you move in. These should be kept in a bag or box that you can easily access. You may not have time to construct your bed so sleeping on just your mattress might be your only option. Make sure you have clean sheets, a comforter and pillows, so you have a much-needed night’s sleep.  Also, make sure you have fluffy towels and bath mats so you can take a long shower before bed and first thing in the morning to start the day right. The last thing you want is not to be able to shower due to lack of towels.

Appliances

In some cases, the previous owner will take some of the appliances with them unless agreed otherwise. Appliances in the kitchen, in particular, will be essential. A fridge, cooker and microwave should be top priorities for your new kitchen and should be bought in advance. A washer and dryer will also be something you need to invest in.  Find out exactly what items the previous owners are taking with them so you can get yourself organised. This will also give you time to shop around for the best deals and include these items within your budget. You can also read online reviews to find out which appliances are highly recommended and great value for money. Having these with you when you move in will make it easier for you to cook and keep your family’s clothes clean. Especially if you don’t want to live on takeaways or be unable to wash your clothes for a week or so.

These are some essential things you need to buy before moving into your first home. Also, remember to change the locks and have plenty of rubbish bags available to keep your home clean and secure.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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