Y’all, I was so unprepared the last time I moved. I was so excited to get into my new place that I had absolutely nothing ready. Instead of spending the first few days exploring my new city like I wanted, I was out at the store buying everything I needed. Don’t be like me. Make sure you have all these new home essentials before you move, so you have more time to go on adventures.
I’ll never forget the first night in my new home. I was dying to take a shower because I was so sweaty from moving boxes all day. After all my family and friends left, I ran into the bathroom as quickly as I could. I turned on the hot water only to realize I didn’t have a shower curtain. After some hesitation, I decided to shower with no shower curtain in place. It was so relaxing, and I was ready for bed the minute I turned the water off. However, I hit another snag—I had zero bath towels in my new house at the moment. I had to run to my new bedroom and search through boxes for my favorite robe. It was a mess. That’s why bathroom supplies are on my new home essentials checklist. Make sure you have a shower curtain, soft bath towels, washcloths, and a toothbrush holder, so you don’t get flustered on moving day like I did.
I learned the hard way how important it is to have kitchen tools in your new home. Once I settled in, I couldn’t wait to experiment in my new kitchen. However, my dreams quickly dashed away when I realized I didn’t have the proper equipment. Kitchen tools are a vital new home essential. Make sure you have plenty of pots and pans, a sturdy hand mixer, and beautiful dinnerware. If you don’t have the right materials, you could end up eating fast food for weeks on end. Don’t be like me and gain ten pounds within your first month of moving simply because you don’t have the right supplies.
It wasn’t until I owned a house that I realized I needed landscaping equipment. I’ve always lived in an apartment or complex of some sort, and the landlord would take care of the landscaping. It took me a while to realize I now had to make sure my lawn never looked out of control. It was mid-spring by the time I noticed my lawn looked alarmingly untamed. I decided I need to mow the grass, but I didn’t have a lawnmower. Y’all, make sure you have landscaping equipment when you move into a new house. Purchase other things like lawn bags, a rake, and a leaf blower, as well. The last thing you want is to upset your new neighbors because your yard looks like a hot mess.