Moving to a new house is often accustomed by mixed feelings of happiness and frightening at times. The experience is usually frightening when you’ve made no clear plans for the relocation.
Do I have enough money to relocate at this time? What about the essential items to use in my new house? What needs immediate purchase, and what has to wait? These are the common concerns that will make the experience quite frightening.
Worry no more! After a thorough consultation and several experiences when relocating, we’ve crafted a checklist with necessities to have before getting into your new house.
Carry with you this checklist in a supermarket, and get yourself these items for your new house. Keep reading.
1. Home Insurance Policy
Buying a house might be the most expensive property you’ll ever buy. Thus, noting the buying price, which you may have acquired through a debt to pay for the house, necessitates ensuring its safety.
That is where a home insurance policy comes into place. It is a policy strategized to ensure that the emergence of any risk at your new home doesn’t mean the end of it. The policy will cover all risks against flood, fire, and theft.
Besides, mortgage companies don’t give houses on credit if you don’t have a homeowner’s insurance policy.
Therefore, when buying your new house, ensure a complete home coverage policy from a reputable and financially stable insurance company. In addition, ensure to note what is covered and what is not.
Utilities are yet other items to possess before or during the home-buying process. This includes water, internet, cable, electricity, and oil/ gas accounts. You’ll need these basic requirements immediately after you get into your new home.
To get them, you can call the respective local utility companies before getting to your new house. Then schedule to utilize them the very day you get in your house to ensure their efficiency. But before all these, get to know different rates from different companies to understand your best fit for the house.
3. Safety Necessities
You’re now worried about safety necessities yet you have already acquired a homeowner insurance policy. Yes, besides insurance policy that majorly concentrates on the financial crisis, you’ll need personal safety measures for your family’s safety.
Some of these essential safety items include:
4. Locks and Keys
When moving to your purchased house, you never know who has a copy of your keys. Why? The key might be floating in the hands of repairmen, contractors, family, and renters who may have lived in the house before.
Noting this risk now, ensure to change all the locks and find copies of the new keys. You might consider having the same locks in all your doors to make it easier.
5. House Security System
You can never expect your new residence area to be 100% safe. There are always instances of burglary, even in very secure neighborhoods, however rare. This is especially the case when you are away from home for longer. But, having security systems for your new house ensures these instances are minimized significantly.
6. Kitchen Essentials
Maybe cooking wasn’t your thing in the home you’re coming from; hence it’s possible you had few kitchen facilities. And although the new house has installed a modern kitchen, there are other items that you must buy.
While this upgrade can be done later, some items are fundamental from day one of living in the new house. They include:
- Table and Chairs
- Cleaning detergents
- Waste bin
- Tea towels
- Oven gloves
- Pots and pans
7. Essential Tools
Moving to your new home, you’ll require basic tools to fix minor issues in the house. This includes putting furniture together, hanging pictures, and other.
These tools are necessary to ensure the smooth running of your household operations. They include:
- Screwdrivers (both flat and Philips’s head)
- Allen wrenches
- Cordless drill
- Paint brushes
You notice the tools are many but critical in any operation you carry home. Besides, most are packed in sets with essential tools; you don’t have to buy individual tools. Nevertheless, ensure to get excellent brands with top-notch quality tools.
8. Bathroom Essentials
Don’t be worried; you’ll have to carry a bathroom to the new house! All houses have well-kitted bathrooms with necessities like showers, sinks, and baths. But these items aren’t enough for you to take a bath.
And since you’ll require to have a shower the very day you set foot in your new house, have this bathroom checklist before:
- Bathroom mat
- Hand towel
- Shower squeegee
- Toilet brush
- Toothbrush & paste
- Toilet roll & holder
- Cleaning products
9. Other Essentials not to forget
Considering how engaging and confusing the relocation process to your new house can be, it’s natural to forget other critical essentials.
Most of these items you’ll remember when you’ve moved to a new house and find out that you need them.
Check this list of the items you’re likely to forget:
- Extension cables
- Broom, Dustpan, and Mop
- Surge protectors
- Cleaning detergents
While they might seem general, you can even buy in the new area; note that you’re also unsure of their availability in the area.
There you are! A detailed and ready-to-action checklist for items to buy for your new house. The items form the basic operations in your new home possible, and thus they aren’t much expensive.
However, you’ll chop off some items or add others based on what you consider necessary. This is more so because this article has just provided a guide not to forget the necessary items. Nevertheless, note that some items not listed here can be bought later after settling.