So, you’ve successfully navigated the potentially painful house hunting process. Next comes the fun part. Once you’ve found the right property, you’ll need to start thinking about your design aesthetic, and what you will need to be comfortable in your new home. From the important everyday items, to the small finishing touches that make it feel like home, there are so many things you’ll need to consider before making the moving into a new house

With all the excitement surrounding this time in your life, it can be easy to overlook some of the more obvious things in favor of wall prints or cushions.

Here are four of the most important items you will need to make your house a home:

New locks

Security will likely be at the forefront of your mind as you move out of your childhood home and take on additional responsibilities in your new surroundings. Changing the locks on your doors is a simple way to make your home more secure, as chances are you won’t be the first person to have access to it. 

Whilst old tenants will likely have handed their keys in once the sale was agreed, there is no telling how many spare keys they have given out to friends and family. To give you complete peace of mind, purchasing and installing new locks should be one of the first tasks as you settle into your new home

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Cleaning supplies

We understand that buying new cleaning equipment probably isn’t high up on your list of priorities during this manic time in your life. However, it is important to tick this off sooner rather than later in order to maintain a healthy and hygienic living environment. 

One of the most important items you’ll need is a vacuum cleaner. If you’re fortunate enough to have access to your family’s old supplies, then rummage through any old cleaners they’re happy to give away. If you’re starting from scratch, it can be useful to read reviews online for the best vacuums on the market to give you a headstart with keeping your new digs spic and span.


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Kitchen equipment 

At the risk of sounding like a nagging parent, it isn’t sustainable to live on takeouts and ready meals, so at some stage you will have to invest in some kitchen equipment. Whether you adopt the typical ‘bachelor pad’ approach of buying one of everything, or you stock up preemptively for any future dinner parties with plenty of plates, be sure to purchase any kitchen supplies you might need for cooking, eating and drinking.



A tool kit

During the first few months in your new home, there will be lots of little odd jobs that need to be done. Whether that’s installing blinds, hanging up pictures or just assembling shelves or storage, most new home owners will need to turn their hand to DIY at some point. To complete these tasks without having to rely on the help of mum or dad, you will need some sort of tool kit. Some essential items to add to your tool kit include a tape measure, hammer and screwdrivers – start off with the basics and you can always add to it as you go. 

We hope you found this blog post on Four Things You’ll Need To Buy When You Move Into Your First Home useful. Be sure to check out our post on 9 Important Things to Do Before Moving Out of Your House for more great tips!

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