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Top 8 Things You’ll Need When Moving into a New House

When transferring from a rental residence to a new house and lot in Amaia Scapes Cabanatuan, for instance, there are certain things you will need before, during and after moving in. People tend to forget a lot of things – in fact, the only time they remember they need something is when they already need it. Here are some of these moving in basics.

1) Appliances

Unless it is a fully furnished, move-in ready home, it may not include the appliances you will need. Primarily, you will need kitchen appliances such as a fridge, stove, and microwave. You will also need a washer and dryer so you may do your own laundry.

The only problem with this is it can be a costly undertaking. So make what you are buying in the first place to determine what appliances come with the purchase. Once you’ve done this, it would be easier to allot a cost for buying some new appliances to your moving budget.

2) Furniture

You must have already observed the space when you visited the house for an inspection. Thus, you have an idea of the layout of your new house and the necessary furniture pieces. The furniture you currently own may not necessarily fit your new home. Bring a tape measure with you during the inspection and take measurements. In this way, you will know what furniture must go into which area or room.

3) Fixtures

From the faucets to the lighting system, have a good grasp of whether the fixtures are in good condition or not. Yes, you are moving into a brand new house. But that doesn’t mean you will take any chances. Do check and replace where necessary.

4) Safety and security system

Whether or not you’d be living in a gated community, you still need to install security systems. One of the first things you should do during an inspection of the house is checking the doors and windows to check if they are locking properly. If necessary, add another layer of security by adding new locks, dead bolts or double locks.

Check that the safety features of the house are working as well including the alarms. Buy a fire extinguisher as needed. Consider installing outdoor lights too.

5) Cleaning supplies

These items can be easily overlooked. So you won’t forget it, put in your priority list. You are going to need brooms, mop, rags, garbage bag, bucket, dishwashing agents, laundry agents, etc. When at the grocery, go to the cleaning supplies section to have an idea what you will need during the move and then one to two months after that.

And don’t forget the toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush and anything else for personal hygiene)! These should be a part of your essentials that you must pack last and unpack first.

6) Gardening supplies

Speaking of outdoors, your new house probably has a front, backyard or both. Even if it doesn’t have any, you may want to consider having an indoor garden in the near future. Gardening tools are then required.

The tools, equipment, and supplies you need will depend on the amount of work necessary. For instance, some landed residences come with a well-landscaped backyard, so all you need to do is maintain it. Nevertheless, the basic gardening kit shall include:

7) Toolkit

If you’ve been renting for most of your life, you probably don’t own a tool box with all the necessary tools inside. The reason behind is that the landlord understandably handles the required repairs. Now that you are a homeowner, you are going to fix the home yourself unless you hire a professional to do it for you.

A good tool box shall include:

8) Packing supplies

Since you are moving the entire house, you are going to need boxes, tapes, pens and cutter and even miscellaneous filler like bubble wraps for the breakables. This can be another costly endeavor. However, you need not spend too much on something you are not probably going to use again.

What you must do is to go to the nearest grocery store and ask if it can lend you some used boxes. Of course, you can always ask your relatives, friends and neighbors if they have boxes they are no longer using. You can also ask your employer if you can take home some used boxes in the office.

Choose those boxes that are still in optimal condition. Otherwise, you might end up rummaging the content of the box on the streets while carrying them around. If not brand new boxes that you will only discard after using, consider buying plastic storage and organizing boxes.

These are the things you are going to need when moving. Apparently, when moving, you need to account the necessary and miscellaneous items. You may need to buy some new ones. However, make sure that everything’s within your moving budget. Remember, moving in is just the first step. The real cost comes when you are already settled in your new home.

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