Things to buy when moving into a new apartment
Whether you are a student, new graduate, newly weds or a family with kids, moving into a new home is always exciting, because it’s a whole new adventure and a new chapter in your life.
As you embark on this new chapter, there are many questions that come to mind and need to be answered, especially when and if you have to furnish an empty place. Once you've had a chance to unwind and take in your unfurnished new space, you should tackle the next step: equipping it. But where do you start?
This quick guideline will point you in the right direction.
1. Make a list
Making a list of essential items that you really need is crucial .This helps you prioritize what's more important and, most importantly, helps you make a budget. Make sure to list and get the things you NEED first, as the things you WANT can be bought later.
2. Measure your space
This is important in order for you to pick the best-fitted furniture for your apartment. Planning almost make perfect - this also applies when moving to a new house.
3. Set your budget
The budget will help you save money and stay within your spending limits. Shopping around will also help you stay within your spending limits and will help you know how much money you may need to spend dressing your new home. To save yourself some money, you should also consider consignment stores, garage sales, classified ads on the internet (Kijiji or Craiglist). Asking friends for good references is also helpful because they might know places where you can get great deals.
4. ”LOOK OUT FOR THAT SALE SIGN”
Many stores have great deals during their sales!
5. Consider your roommate, if you have one
If you are sharing the place with a roommate who already has the things you are planning to buy, there might be no need for you to purchase them anymore. Instead, check what things are still lacking and then buy them. This way, you can fill your apartment with the truly essential things.
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