Important Things You Shouldn’t Save On When Moving Into Your New Home

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You’ve finally taken the big step and purchased a new home! You and your family have lived for years in your previous home, so it has practically become a second skin. However, your new home has fresh paint, new appliances, light fixtures, and other features that are foreign to you, but you’ll soon come to love. Plus, your neighborhood is brand new, complete with different neighbors and amenities. In order to make your new house a home, there are a few things that you should consider buying brands new as soon as you’ve moved.

New Mattress

The buying process for a new mattress can be overwhelming, especially when you consider that most people spend about a third of their lives sleeping on their beds. When it comes to buying a new mattress, it’s all about finding the one that’s best for you. You might want a mattress that’s specifically designed to provide support for back pain, or one that’s built on a platform to raise your head and shoulders, or one that adapts to your body’s changing shape over time. One thing is sure, getting the best mattress measurements for your requirements is vital. If you don’t take the time to measure correctly, you will find that the activity people engage in the most (sleep) is ruined. The best way to do this is to find out which mattress style you are interested in and then discuss with your partner how much space you will need. Also, it is crucial to understand that the mattress measurements must fully cover the bed frame to ensure that your new bedroom looks pleasing and complete.

New Shower Head

There aren’t many things in life that help us feel better faster than a satisfying shower. The combination of clean water and refreshed skin has an almost magical ability to lift our spirits and wash away any negative feelings you may be having. But, to truly enjoy the relaxing experience that comes from a genuinely great shower, you need to make sure you have the right showerhead. A new showerhead can make a massive difference in your shower looks and the way you feel when you come out of the shower. This is a simple purchase and installation, but it can make a huge difference. You could even splash out and purchase a waterfall-style showerhead which will add a bit of luxury to your morning routines.

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Smart Thermostat

There are times when a smart anything for your home is a bit over the top. For example, a smart refrigerator sounds excellent but is most likely a gimmick to reinvigorate the stagnant white goods market. Nevertheless, some “smart” devices are not just helpful but almost essential. One such device is a smart thermostat. You may be surprised by the number of smart thermostats available and how varied they are. For example, some are intended to be installed by professionals, while others are designed to be installed yourself. You can control others from your phone. Whichever option you go for, the benefits of a smart thermostat include:

  • Reduce energy costs.
  • Keep track of your energy usage.
  • Remote Control of Your Thermostat.
  • HVAC scheduling.
  • Simple to install.

Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum cleaners have evolved dramatically over the years. Cordless models are not just convenient; they are often powerful and easy to use. Every home requires a vacuum cleaner to keep your house clean and tidy. It is not only one of the essential accessories that you can have in your home, but it is also one of the most useful. While some people choose conventional vacuum cleaners, others prefer robotic vacuum cleaners; while both serve the same purpose, they are not the same. The traditional vacuum cleaners are great for maintaining the home, while the robotic vacuum cleaners have added features for convenience. Whether you decide on a conventional style or a robotic one, you should invest in a quality one. There is also a wide variety of models with features for different types of cleaning. The best vacuum cleaners have HEPA filters, special brushes, and other tools for picking up pet hair.

Sensible Tool Kit

A good tool kit is one of the most important things you will need in your home, as many things around the house will need to be repaired and maintained, and it can be well worth your while to invest in a high-quality tool kit that you won’t have to replace anytime soon. Although you can spend a fortune on an extensive tool kit, it’s also possible to put together a great tool kit for less than $100. The best tool kits are those that contain a variety of tools to meet whatever need arises, and you will need to purchase one that has at least the following tools:

  • Tape measure.
  • Spirit level.
  • Set of pliers.
  • Utility knife.
  • Set of Allen keys (for the inevitable Ikea products).
  • Pair of scissors.

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Lawn Mower

When it comes to lawn care, there’s no substitute for a good lawnmower. When it comes to lawn mowing, you have to be careful to buy one that will last you a long time and not burden your budget. The mower you decide to buy is an investment that you will benefit from for years to come. So, how do you make sure you are getting the most for your money? Instead of buying a cheap lawn mower that will only last you a couple of years, you should buy a lawnmower that has quality parts, and that will last you for years rather than months. Even if you don’t plan on doing that much garden maintenance, the minimum is to keep your grass neat and tidy. When it comes to maintaining good relations with your neighbors, this is particularly important.

Notable Mentions

Some things that you should buy are not strictly necessary, as a high-quality mattress or thermostat, but they are still worthy of a mention. These include:

  • Fresh plants and flowers.
  • Stylish rugs.
  • New towels for the bathroom.
  • Set of curtains to match your style.
  • Paintings for the walls.
  • Cooking utensils.

As an opportunity to add your style to a blank slate, moving into a new home is always exciting. Even if your budget is limited, there are some items you shouldn’t skimp on when moving in, like a new mattress, as these items will significantly improve your time at your new home.

Written by Julie Hanson

Julie is passionate about property – development, investment and portfolio planning. Along with husband Alec, Julie is actively building a property portfolio while helping others to do the same.


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