The Little Things: Appliances and Move-In Necessities for Home, Kitchen, and More

Buying your first home or moving into a new place is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming experience. Between packing up your belongings and figuring out what else you’ll need, staying organized and prepared is the key to conquering your move. Thanks to more than 30 years of experience navigating clients through the moving process, W.B. Homes is here to help. Here, we’ve compiled some of the most essential new home necessities that will make your first few days in your new space run a bit smoother.

Have These Kitchen Appliances

There’s one thing about moving that everyone can agree on – it makes you hungry! Depending on your situation, you may already have essential appliances like a refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. But if you’re moving into your first home, these items are a great place to start. With these in place, you’ll be ready to enjoy delicious meals as soon as you make your first grocery run.

In addition, there are plenty of other new home necessities when it comes to kitchen appliances. Depending on your needs, you should also consider the following:

  • A toaster oven, which delivers versatility by being able to cook many different foods
  • A coffee maker for a quick and convenient pick-me-up before starting your day
  • A stand mixer if you’re particularly keen on baking or whipping up more complex dishes
  • A blender for tasty milkshakes, smoothies, adult beverages, and more

Aside from kitchen appliances, you’ll thank yourself for thinking ahead when the hunger strikes and you have all of the other tools you need to cook a meal. These include pots and pans, baking sheets, cooling racks, silverware, glasses, plates, and more.

Assemble Your Bed

After a long day of moving furniture and unloading boxes, the last thing you’ll want to do is worry about where you’ll be sleeping. One of the best tips is to set up your bed early on move-in day and dress it with your sheet sets, blankets, and pillows. It’s also helpful to have an alarm clock close by, as well as chargers for your smartphone and other devices so you can recharge overnight and hit the ground running the next day.

Don’t Forget Cleaning Supplies

After you move into your new home, you’re naturally going to want to keep it nice and clean. To do that, you’ll need some basic cleaning appliances and items that will get the job done. Start with a vacuum cleaner that will tackle any dirt and hair, especially on rugs. If you have hardwood floors, a mop or broom will also suffice.

Along with those tools, things like buckets, scrub brushes, and rags will come in handy for harder-to-clean areas. You’ll also need to stock up on cleaning solutions that kill germs yet are gentle on your surfaces.

Make Your Home Functional

These are just a few of the new home necessities that will help to eliminate any unnecessary stress from your move. No matter where you are in the process, W.B. Homes is standing by to serve as your guide. If you’re still looking for the right house, our New Home Finder allows you to easily explore different neighborhoods and home types to find the best fit. For more information or to begin working with us, call W.B. Homes today at 215-800-3075.

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