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Things to Buy For a New House Written by: Athena64 You summoned up the courage and made the move and now youre settling in but you are probably still looking for things to buy for a new house to help make this place your home. Maybe you want to brighten things up a little or plant a garden or start taking pictures or just pick up some household basics. Well here are some answers for you if you are just so excited and confused that you dont know what to do next. What are the Essential Things to Buy For a New House To start you off you need to make a new home checklist. This list should include all of the things you need for a new house. Kitchen Essentials. Items like drawer and cabinet organizers a paper towel holder a dish rack and drying mat a cutting board etc. Wait a minute How on earth are you going to keep track of everything you need when your minds swirling with ideas and thoughts Thats where a Home Management Kit comes into play. Purchase one directly from UniKeep for 19.99. These kits are designed to help you organize your life so that life both inside and outside of your home will be smooth sailing. UniKeep kits for home management consist of an enclosed case binder with rings to place your documents on and have them held in place so that you can not only organize but store and protect your important documents. Content pages are also included to help you organize your papers -- lists for family and school contacts insurance policies household projects and household maintenance. Furthermore monthly budget guides and schedules for bill payments are available too. So this kit helps keep your essential papers in order plus you can make your new house checklist with important household items to buy and store them here too along with future plans for the house and basically keep track of anything else that needs to be done. There are tabbed dividers included and pockets which make the Home Management Binder a complete organization system. Now here are some things youll need. 1. New Locks and Keys -- With all the people that go in and out of our lives such as repairmen contractors and family members you dont know how many copies of the keys to your new house are out there in someone elses possession. During the first week no matter how busy you are you should replace all the locks in your house and have copies made of the new keys. 2. Home Security System

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Your neighborhood may seem like an idyllic peaceful place to live but even the best neighborhoods have burglaries. Installing a home security system will provide you with an additional sense of safety and security particularly if you need to be away from home for extra long periods of time. 3. Fire Safety . Fire extinguisher . Smoke detectors . Carbon monoxide detectors . Flashlight and batteries . Surge protectors and extension cords 4. First Aid and Medical Supplies You can never predict when an accident might occur or when you might become sick. You need to keep the following items stored in your home in case an emergency crops up: . Bandages . Cotton balls . Gauze . Hand sanitizer

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. Antibiotic cream or ointment . Antiseptic solution . Cold/heat packs . Thermometer . Antihistamine Rather than having to buy all of these supplies individually you can simply get a complete First Aid/Medical Kit that would include all or most of them. Great idea for a new home. Of course you also need to put down one of UniKeeps Emergency Preparedness Binder Kits on your household essentials list. At only 19.99 they are a real bargain. When it comes to emergencies theres no time to waste and its vital to have your plans written out and ready to use. This kit comes in two designs featuring bright red which makes them easy to find in the panic of the moment. It has guides for creating your own emergency plans and pages for listing details concerning important documents financial information and any household valuables you may have. Theres also a checklist for emergency supplies and telling what you need to pack if you should have to leave your home unexpectedly. These are just some of the things you need for a new house but the list should give you a good start. What is the First Thing to Do When Moving Into a New House 1. Homeowners Insurance Well you dont just need to worry about what things to buy for a new house. The first thing you should do after moving into your new home is to call and make certain that your Homeowners Insurance is in effect. Now unless you pay in cash mortgage companies wont let you have a loan without Homeowners Insurance but you need to make sure thats its taken effect.

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Remember that your house is probably the most expensive asset you will ever invest in. Check and ensure that you have complete coverage from an insurance agency with an excellent reputation. Talk to your agent and be certain you have a total understanding of what is and isnt covered. 2. Utilities Before moving into your new home theres one item you should have taken care of on your new home essentials list. That is your utilities. You should have called your local utility companies and made certain to set up accounts for water gas/oil electricity cable and Internet. These things should have been scheduled to be turned on the day you closed on your house. Check and see if everything is working and then call the utility companies to be certain your accounts are set up for use. What Every New Homeowner Should Have Among the many many things you need when moving into a new house cleaning supplies would be right at the top of the list. Youll need plenty too. 1. Cleaning Agents . All-purpose cleaner . Bleach . Toilet cleaner . Bathroom cleaner . Window cleaner . Baking soda

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. Laundry detergent . Dish detergent Now the next items on your first house checklist should be cleaning supplies. 2. Cleaning Supplies . Mop and buckets . Sponges . Rubber gloves . Broom and dustpans . Scrubbing brushes . Rags . Disinfectant wipes . Toilet scrubber . Microfiber cloths . Vacuum cleaner

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Also on your household items checklist should be some tools. 3. Essential Tools . Screwdrivers . Hammer . Pliers . Adjustable wrench . Utility knife . Tape measure . Nails screws etc. . Paintbrushes . Sandpaper Your checklist for moving into a new home should include essential furniture. 4. Essential Furniture and Supplies Take it slow and dont rush into buying all of your furniture as quickly as possible. That way you wont be hit by large bills all at once but over a period of several months or so. That will be much easier on your budget. Its not easy to buy all your new house checklist items at one time so you should really try to spare

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yourself that if at all possible. Bedroom . Bed -- You have to have a bed on your moving into a new home checklist. After all who wants to put in a long day of sometimes backbreaking work to sleep on the floor . Mattress -- The same is true about a mattress which is why it should definitely be on your new home checklist. . Rug . Dressers/wardrobes . Mirror . Bedside tables Kitchen . Kitchen table . Chairs . Stools Living Room This room has a top spot on your furniture checklist for a new home. Dont get overwhelmed by your household item list it will keep. Your living room furniture is important too.

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. Couch -- This is really a must on your list of things to buy when moving into a new house. You need a nice comfortable and affordable living room couch where you can just kick back and relax at the end of a long hard day. . Chairs -- These are some of the most important things you need in your house. Youve got to have some decent chairs in your living room in case you get company. . Coffee table . Area rug . Side tables . TV . Lamps/lighting Dining Room When youre going over your checklist of essentials for setting up house dont neglect your dining room. Getting some things for your dining room off your house items checklist will be a huge relief and add a sense of completeness and organization to your home. . Table . Table cloth . Chairs

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. Rug . Storage cabinet . Light fixture 5. Kitchen Essentials Many people enjoy cooking not only for themselves but for others. If you happen to fit into that category then you need these items on your checklist for a new house. As a matter of fact if like some people you use cooking as a form of therapy for what ails you these could be considered vital items for a new house. . Plates and bowls . Glasses and mugs . Silverware and utensils Cookware . Frying pan . Skillet . Saucepan . Roasting pans . Stockpot

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. Cast iron skillet . Bakeware 6. Bathroom Essentials Although these do not include cleaning supplies all of these items belong on your checklist for a new home. . Toilet paper -- Sometimes you can get so caught up in the frenzy of moving that you forget some of the most basic things needed for a new home. Whats life without toilet paper Hard . Hand soap . Towels . Shampoo . Bars of soap . Plunger 7. Closet Essentials While your closets may be the last things youre thinking of putting things down for on your checklists for moving into a new house they too include some must have household items that belong on your new house items checklist. . Hangers

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. Storage bins . Hooks . Shoe rack 8. Linens Linens too belong on your things you need for a new house checklist. They might not seem as important as your kitchen checklist for a new home but when night time comes they will be. . Sheets . Blankets . Towels . Pillows . Pillow covers 9. Outdoor Essentials Whether or not you enjoy gardening or outdoor work of any type every new home owners list of items needed for a new home has to include some supplies for tackling the many chores in the great outdoors. Its all part of that new house list and like it or not you have to deal with it. . Lawnmower

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. Leaf blower . Trimmer . Shovel . Gloves . Rake . Pruner . Hose . Broom . Ladder Now you should be finished with the things on your household items list and your outdoor list too. What Is the Best Day to Move Into a New Home If you want to know the luckiest day to move into a new house that would be Thursday and one of the items on your move into new house checklist should be a new broom. As one superstition has it you must always buy a new broom for a new house. Otherwise bringing an old broom to your new home will also bring along all of the bad luck and misfortune you want to leave behind. A new broom indicates a fresh start with perhaps better luck to come. If youre not interested in luck but merely want to know the best day to move into a new home then its

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recommended you choose a weekday especially any day between Monday and Thursday. Because there is less demand for moving services at that time you could save some money on the cost of moving. However Sunday is supposed to be the absolute cheapest day to move. What Do You Give a New Homeowner Its easier than it ever was before to decide what to give a new homeowner. When you consider the list of household items needed for a new home it might seem pretty intimidating but just relax. Theres nothing to worry about. You dont have to follow any written new house checklist of things needed just use your common sense. 1. Welcome Mat If the new homeowners are the friendly sort who want to make a good first impression on the entire neighborhood a doormat can be a great idea for a first step. You can pick up one cheap with words like "Welcome" "Hello" or "Greetings" written on it in cheerful colors and present it to your new neighbors. 2. Wine Bag Cooler Among the things needed for a new house a wine bag and cooler might be first on a new homeowners mind but its a gift that will be appreciated just the same. Help your new neighbors celebrate their new home with a bottle of good wine placed in a nice fiber cooler. 3. Garden Planner and Tracking Journal Store Seed Packs and Labels Lists Layouts and Logs Sounds like a mouthful but this gift beats any of the items on your basic household items checklist or what your neighbors might consider house essentials. Available from UniKeep for 16.99. This is a unique way of telling your new neighbors that since theyre going to stay a while they might as well start a garden. After all any dyed in the wool gardener knows theres nothing like the feeling of watching things grow. Make UniKeeps Garden Planner and Journal part of a wonderful gardening experience. This beautiful Garden Journal can be both a journal and tracker for writing down your daily gardening chores the results even the weather. You can further use it to track your expenses and make a note of your gardening observations. With the page protectors it comes with you can keep photos inside too sketches and seed packets.

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4. Mini Wreath Give your friends an item that definitely wont be on their new house checklist. A mini wreath. When you move into a new home the last thing you think about putting on your things to get for a new house list is a wreath but placing a pretty lightly scented wreath on your front door makes a house look complete and adds a touch of warmth too. 5. Monogrammed Key Tag Let the proud new homeowners place that shiny new house key on a classic keychain created from silver- plated brass. You can have this thoughtful gift monogrammed too. Its certainly something they wont think of putting down on their moving to a new home checklist. It might not be something that you automatically think of when you consider things you need in a house but its a great way of saying that this place is yours. One hundred percent yours. 6. This unique gift goes perfectly when paired with a Key Organizer Kit by UniKeep for just 16.99. This binder allows you to organize as many as 100 keys without any difficulty and should be something on every new household items checklist. This Spare Key Organizer Binder is the ideal space-efficient solution for where to store all of your spare keys. Weve all been there and we all know that losing keys can put a damper on any day so why should anyone have to go through the aggravation of searching through drawers cabinets and coat pockets Now your friends can keep all of their extra keys in one place right there on the bookshelf. Also it eliminates the need for a far more expensive key cabinet. What Is the Best Gift For a Housewarming It doesnt matter if youre the best friend of the new couple in the neighborhood the new neighbor next-door or just a good friend you want to be certain you give the relocated couple a thoughtful housewarming gift. So you wrack your brains thinking of new house essentials things you need to buy for a new house whatever you can come up with that would be on a new house check list. You even lose sleep over this contemplating a new home must haves checklist. 1. Remodeling Binder Kit from UniKeep price: 19.99 If you know the couple is planning on doing some serious remodeling gift them with this remodeling binder kit to help them line up the tasks to be done in the order they need to be done. You can bring along a case of beer too and you have the perfect housewarming gift.

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The UniKeep Remodeling Binder is a book that you can use to record the tasks which have been accomplished and items that need to be bought from your moving to a new house checklist. This kit allows you to write down ideas for rooms and arrange furniture. There are 8 content pages and 8 divider tabs for your convenience. Theres plenty of space for all of your ideas as this binder holds up to 260--280 pages. 2. Mason Jar Herb Garden If your mind is still churning with what do I need for a new house ideas and essential items for a new home dont worry. Here is another great solution to your dilemma. This is a hydroponic kit to give the new homeowners a head-start on that herb garden you know theyve been always wanting. 3. Gift Certificate For a Cleaning Service Rather than going over and over a mental household items list for a new home or trying to be creative with things for a new house why not just go with the obvious In most cases a move to a new house necessitates a whole lot of heavy-duty cleaning. So instead of trying to come with clever things to buy when moving into a new house give your brain cells a break and your friends too. Let them cross this major issue off their list for moving into a new house. You dont have to hand them a spectacular present. This is definitely one case where its the thought that counts. Just hand over that certificate and they will be thrilled and touched by your thoughtfulness. What Do You Get Someone That Has Everything If you follow the protocol for good manners you know that you should always bring a housewarming gift when you go to visit at a new home for the first time. But if the person you are visiting already seems to have everything they need what do you do Your first home essentials checklist isnt likely to be of much help now. That list of items for a new home that you so painstakingly wrote up now pales when considering the needs of someone who already seems to have all the essentials for moving into a new house. 1. UniKeep Photo Binder -- 9.99 While this might not seem like one of your essential household items if you just pause and think about it for a minute youll realize that this is indeed one of the things needed for a new house.

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Pictures are important. They dont have to capture an earthshattering moment but they serve to remind us of the good times and sometimes the bad. We need that collection of memories and theyre especially important when moving into a new house. This kit will allow the recipients to organize and protect their pictures so that they can share them with friends and family and preserve them for years to come. This binder will protect your pictures from becoming damaged or lost. The Photo Binders archival pages give the most protection from dirt and moisture. Each page also has a special insert slot where you can place a note or description to help you remember as much as possible about your pictures. 2. Coupon Case With Binder Rings -- UniKeep -- 9.99 Pair this gift with the Photo Binder mentioned above and you have a fantastic housewarming gift that nobody else will think of. It belongs on anyones new house essentials checklist. This Coupon Planner Binder is excellent for storing and organizing coupons and after buying a new house and spending a bundle on extras anyone will need to do a little saving. Makes shopping a whole lot easier.

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