As some of you may know, I have started the journey of getting my own first house. It’s all very exciting, but also very stressful at the same time. There are so many things to consider when looking for any home. Sometimes, I wish there was a how to guide on what you should and shouldn’t do! I am really appreciative of the advice I have been given so far, but it can become so overwhelming. I have advice and guidance coming from everyone!
In the lead up to finding my first home, I have been making purchases to prepare. This is the best advice I was given, and I am so glad I listened. Buying things before you have even moved will help so much for when you actually do move. And it also gets rid of the extra expenses whilst your moving too. Because we all know how expensive moving can be.
One of my favourite things to do is look for homes online. Does anybody else do this? It really gets me excited and ready for my own house move. Some of my favourites are looking at Whistler homes for sale, and just looking at the beautiful properties there are in the world. I really love looking on Zoopla too. I get so much home inspiration from looking at home websites online.
As I am on my own first home journey, I wanted to share some advice on what to buy for your first house! So that you can be a bit more prepared!
GET THE BIG STUFF FIRST
If you’re starting from scratch like me, it’s always important to make sure you have the big stuff ready for when you move. As this is your first house, I’ll assume that you don’t have most of the big pieces of furniture you will need. Like a sofa, a dining room table etc.
If you want to save some pennies, have a look for second hand furniture. One of my favourite places to look is on Facebook market place. I got myself a really good set of drawers from there and it was like they were brand new. And not to mention the price was almost half of how much they would have been new.
It’s also handy if you have storage too. If you can buy the big stuff and store it before you move, it will make things so much easier when you move.
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The essentials when it comes to moving are boxes, small kitchen items like serving spoons, strainers, pots and pans etc. They are often the things people forget till last minute that they need. And really they are just as important as everything else. Buying all of this stuff before hand can really save time and stress when it comes to your first house move.
Essentials to me would also be things like toilet paper, hand towels, washing up liquid, soap and all of the other small things you will need on your first night in your new home. These things are often overlooked and then panic sets in when you don’t have them! So remember the big stuff, and the small stuff too.
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What things would you buy for your first house? Do you have any first house advice?
I would really love to hear your advice on this topic, because I myself am still needing as much advice as I can get!