10 Must Have Items For First Time Homeowners

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People work for many different reasons. They want to have financial freedom and stability,  save up for a domestic or international trip, for a car, and new home among others. Having a home that you can call your own is one the best investments you can ever have. However, before you take that quantum leap, you need to consider your budget, location, the design of your home, furniture, etc. 

10 Must-Have Items For First Time Homeowners

Transferring to your new home can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. To help you get started, here are the 10 Must-Have Items For First Time Homeowners

  • Bed

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Comfort should be your top priority when finding a bed for your bedroom. It is here where you will be resting and recharging after a stressful day at work or school.  The options for a mattress are boundless, and it can be overwhelming. Before you get a mattress, you should make research online that can help you make the best choice. Once you have an idea, you can go to the store that specializes in mattresses, and test it out for at least 20 minutes. Lie on it and see if it is comfortable or not. Make sure it comes with a money-back guarantee or warranty. 

  • Cleaning stuff

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When you move into your new home, you will need to have a set of cleaning stuff such as anti-bacterial cleaner, bathroom cleaner, bleach, floor cleaner, mop, rubber gloves, etc.  Cleaning products should be handled with precaution. Use mask and rubber gloves when using them and strictly follow the safety instructions on the product label. 

  • Stove

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A gas stove is helpful for first-time homeowners, especially if you want to save from dining out or taking out food from your favorite fast food chain or restaurant. You can choose from electric or gas stove, and each has its pros and cons. Before you go shopping, make sure that it is the right fit for your needs. 

  • Refrigerator

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Acquiring a new home is expensive in general. You have to buy furniture and appliances like a refrigerator. However, it is a must-have for every home, and it is a good investment, by all means. You can keep fresh food in it such as fruits, meat, and vegetables, and you can spare yourself from eating canned goods which are bad for your health. Get an inverter or energy-saving refrigerator to save from sky-rocketing electricity bills. 

  • Cabinet

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Installing cabinets in some parts of the house such as bedroom and kitchen are essential so you can keep your space organized. Choose a design that matches well with the interior design of your home. But most importantly, it should be functional so you can keep your bedsheets, curtains, towels, etc. 


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  • Bathroom essentials

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Having bathroom essentials is necessary so you can enjoy your time while taking a shower, washing your face and body, and the likes. Also, they say it is your haven so do your best to make it as cozy as possible. You will be needing a set of bath and face towels, hand soap, and wash, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper, trash can, hair styling products, etc. You may add some candle and indoor plant for a more relaxing vibe. 

  • Dining table

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When selecting a dining table, make sure that it can be passed on to the next generation. Also, consider the space in your dining room. You can choose from a wide array of designs, but quality should always come first because aside from dining, you can use the chairs for receiving guests, game nights, etc. Do not forget to pair it with comfortable chairs. 

  • Shelf

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If you love reading books, you should install some shelves at your new home. You may add some indoor plants on your shelves to make it look more stylish. Also, you can use them for placing your favorite family portraits or collectibles such as figurines, toys, etc. They are perfect for saving space, especially if you have a small home

  • Lighting

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Adding the right lighting is necessary, most especially to spots that are dark or where natural light does not pass through. Make sure to use LED lights as they help in saving energy or electricity bills. Add some lamps in your living room, bedroom and dining area for that extra sophistication. Also, do not forget to add lighting fixtures on the front door, garage, and stairway to prevent accidents from happening.

  • Sofa

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Living room is where you spend your social time with the family. It is where you watch movies with them, play games, receive guests and a lot more. Make sure you invest in a comfortable and quality sofa that can last for many years. Moreover, ask yourself, how will you use it? Who will be using it? Which design do you like most? Then do not forget to consider the fabric. For longer use, you may choose leather or if you want something that is easy to maintain, you may go for microfibers. 

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Final Thoughts

Apart from this list, you will need lock and keys, mirror, ottoman, toolkit, other appliances such as dryer and washer, bed linens, floor coverings, plunger, etc. Allocate a budget for each but if you don't have such yet, make sure to have what you think you need most at home. 

Thank you for reading! Blessings!

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