Important Purchases for Your First Home

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You have just purchased a new house and you’re done with all the payments and paperwork. Now you must be feeling relaxed that you don’t have to go through any more hassle. However, moving into a new house can bring more responsibilities as you assess what you need to buy. Graana.com, Pakistan’s smartest property portal, has compiled a list for you about all the important purchases for your first home.

Checklist for Your First Home

There are a lot of purchases that you have to make in order to keep your new home organised and livable. The most essential items have been listed below.

Utilities


Before moving into your home, you need to set up all the utilities like electricity, water, gas and internet. You should also be aware of all your utility suppliers. If you bought an old house for sale in Karachi, then make sure that the previous owner has paid all the previous bills so that you are not cut off.

Cleaning Supplies

There is a lot of mess to clean up before and even after unpacking in your new house. Make sure you have bought all the appropriate cleaning supplies beforehand. For instance, if your floors are carpeted, then you should buy a quality vacuum cleaner. If you have a hardwood or tiled floor, then you need a broom and a mop. There are some other cleaning supplies as well that we have listed below.

  • Garbage bags
  • Brooms and dustpan
  • Rags and microfiber cloths
  • Mop and bucket
  • Disinfectant

Safety Essentials

Most of the time, new homeowners overlook the safety products that should be installed in their new house. However, these are important purchases for your property’s security. These can include smoke detectors, home security systems, carbon monoxide detectors etc. You should ideally ask professionals for help to ensure their correct installation. 

For example, there are a lot of houses for sale in Islamabad that come with safety essentials.

Tools

You will also need some basic tools that can help you decorate your new place, like hammers, screwdrivers, drills etc. For instance, if you want to install window coverings or hang up pictures, then you may need a drill machine to drill some holes in the wall. 

Kitchen Appliances

Chances are that you may already have most of the kitchen essentials in your possession but, for your convenience, we have listed them below: 

  •  Cooker
  •  Pots and pans
  • Kettle
  •  Dishes
  •  Cutlery: forks, knives, and spoons
  • Drinking glasses
  •  Mugs
  •  Knives and scissors
  •  Cooking spoons
  • Chopping board
  •  Dish drying rack
  • Storage boxes

Other bigger purchases are as follows:

  • Toaster oven
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator

Basic Home Furniture

A larger part of your budget may be dedicated to buying home furniture, when you’re moving into a new place. However, you don’t have to buy it all at once. First, just buy the essential furniture that you need to set up your house. You can prioritise according to the rooms that you want to prepare first (this is usually the bedroom or living room). Sofas, beds, tables etc. are some of the basic home furniture items that you would need at first.

Other essential items include:

  • Mirror
  • Dressers/wardrobes
  • Stools
  • Chairs
  • Coffee table
  • Side tables
  • TV
  • Lamps/lighting
  • Couch

Outdoor Essentials

If you’re moving to a house that has a lawn or a backyard, then you might need some items for that area as well, like a lawnmower or leaf blower. You can also purchase outdoor furniture if you want to utilise the space as a proper seating area.

Basic Bathroom Items

You may have all the basic toiletries but there are also some other items that you may need for your bathroom:

  • Hand towels
  • Shower curtain
  • Toothbrush holder
  •  Bath mat
  • Hand soap and sanitiser
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Toilet brush
  • Trash can

Other Essential Items

There are certain things that we might not consider as necessary, but they still come quite handy during the shifting process. We have listed some of them below.

First Aid Kit

It is important to have a first-aid kit at hand for any unexpected injuries. A good first-aid kit has bandages, antibiotics, ointment, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, painkillers etc.

Flashlight

A flashlight is a must-have for anyone who is moving to a new house because there may be power outages. You can buy them from the market or order them online.

Shifting to a new home should not be done without deciding and planning a list of things you would need to decorate your new home. This guide can help all the new homeowners to set up their homes without any stress.

If you are looking for a new place to buy, visit Graana.com for more information. 

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