Buying your first house is an immensely daunting and exciting (not to mention stressful) time. You’ve got all kinds of solicitor and estate agent issues to sort out which can seem like an endless process, but once all of that is settled you can start thinking about actually buying some of the nice things to furnish the place.
Here are some first-time buyer essentials you shouldn’t be without when you move into your first place…
One of the greatest things about having your own place is being able to relax and chill out, and you’ll really cherish that first night where you can just slob out on the sofa knowing that you own the house you’re living in. Which brings us onto the next point…
If you’re curled up on your comfy new sofa, then you’re probably going to want a television to watch as well. Whether you get something small or a big 3D TV, you’ll love watching your favourite shows and films in your new house. Hispek have some decent deals on TVs so might be worth checking out their website to see what they have.
This is arguably the most important item on the list so one that you shouldn’t skimp on. Pretty much everyone loves being in bed, so you’ll want something comfortable and roomy, particularly if there are two of you sharing it. Obviously the size of your bed might be limited by the size of your bedroom, but if you can squeeze in a big bed then it’s worth doing so.
A good set of knives
You might be doing more cooking than you’re used to, and one thing that is essential but often gets neglected is a good set of knives. If you’ve got old knives that haven’t been sharpened in forever, then you’ll be amazed at how good a new set is. Lakeland has a wide variety of knives, although you might be shocked at how expensive some of them are! They do have cheaper sets as well, though.
Local takeaway menus
You may have your knew knives but you’ll definitely need a few menus from the local takeaways, particularly in the first couple of weeks of moving in. Your new place will likely look a mess for a little while and you’ll be busy getting it sorted, so you might not fancy cooking every night, and that’s where the menus come in very handy. Just-eat.co.uk is a very cool website that lets your order online from a huge selection of local takeaways.
Garden tools (if you have a garden)
If your new place has a garden then make sure you get a few basic garden tools. The previous owners may not have paid much attention to the garden so you might have to hack away at trees and bushes, which is a lot harder to do if you don’t have the right equipment.
Sometimes you just can’t beat some new bedding, and what better time to get some than when you move into your new house? That first night’s sleep will be even better.