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Items to Pick Up for Your New Home

Posted: March 17, 2017 by Rod Smith

Any time you move into a new place, there are 1,001 things to do, and even the things that seem to be obvious can sometimes slip your mind. Below is a handy checklist to help you make sure that you have all of the things you need so that you can make your new house feel more like a home. 

1. Cleaning Supplies

This is one of those categories of items that are typically forgotten until you encounter a situation where you really wish you had them. While some supplies will naturally be used more than others, all of the items listed below will inevitably come in handy:

* Window cleaner

* All-purpose cleaner (safe to use on various surfaces)

* Toilet bowl cleaner and toilet brush

* Rubber gloves* Mop with bucket

* Broom and dust pan

* Stove cleaner

* Trash bags

2. Kitchen Supplies

Every kitchen needs to have a certain number of essential items to help make the cook's job a whole lot easier. Here are some of the most needed items in the kitchen:


* Measuring cups and spoons

* Paper towels* Oven-mitts

* Kitchen towels (bar mops)

* Cooking utensils (e.g., spatulas, wooden spoons, tongs, etc.)

* Bottle opener

* Can opener (electric and manual)

* Trash can! You will quickly find out how much you need one when you don't have it!

3. Living Room Supplies

The living room is an area that can be perfected over time via the addition of pieces of furniture or various accents, but here are a few things that you need to have right off the bat to make it feel more like home:

* Table lamps

* Floor lamps

* Wall art or décor

* Coasters

* A TV cabinet or entertainment center 

4. Bathroom Supplies

Since the bathroom is one of the areas of the home that you're frequently going to use from day one, you want to make sure that you have everything you need to make it a functional space. Here are some must-have items for this all-important room:

* Shower curtain (with liner) and rings

* Bath mat(s)

* Plunger

* Scale

* Wastebasket

5. Bedroom Supplies

While it's obvious that you'll need a bed to sleep in (preferably with sheets), be sure to include the following items to help convert your bedroom into your "inner sanctum": 

* Floor lamp

* Nightstand lamp

* Clothes hamper

* Clothes hangers

* Full-length mirror

6. Laundry Room Supplies

You're definitely going to need to keep your clothes clean in your new place, so be sure to include these items on your must-have list:

* Laundry detergent

* Dryer sheets

* Bleach

* Laundry baskets

* Ironing board and iron

7.  Around-the-House Supplies

The items listed below are basic around-the-house supplies that are important to purchase as soon as you move into your new home, as they will almost always come in handy at one time or another:

* Basic set of tools--e.g., hammer, nails, screwdrivers (Phillips and flat head), pliers, box cutter, etc.

* Fire extinguisher

* First-aid kit

* Flashlight and batteries

* Duct tape, scotch tape, electrical tape, masking tape, etc.

If you've been thinking about buying a new home, you don't have to go it alone. The agents at Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage can help guide you through the process of searching for a new place, so that whether you're considering one of the many North Myrtle Beach homes for sale or you're interested in another area of the Grand Strand, you can have expert insight and helpful advice to make the process easier. Give one of our agents a call today, so that you can begin your search for the perfect Myrtle Beach home!

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