You might have found the perfect three-bedroom apartment or house you were looking for, but ask yourself this question; are you ready to move in? have you ensured that you have all the essentials ready? Is your apartment good to go or is there something missing?
Finding a decent place to live is just one aspect, making sure that it will be ready to accommodate you and your family is just as important. You don’t want to move in and find out that the furnishing is not to your liking or the bedroom has too much light, maybe the hall is too dark and so on.
Of course, you might have taken all these factors into account before you went ahead and signed that lease, but did you manage to check them off from your checklist?
Here are a few essential must haves for your three bedrooms.
There are a number of things you should buy and stock before you move in, like a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, flashlight and batteries, some duct tape and wall seal in case of a few minor leaks and whatnots. Having a tool set with the basics will come in handy even if you don’t have much use for them regularly.
Since it’s a big apartment, make sure your closet is stocked with all the essentials especially cleaning supplies. You might hire someone or a cleaning service to take care of the day to day tasks, but having supplies in hand in case the cleaner doesn’t show up someday will be helpful.
In case of an apartment, there will be a laundry room in the basement which will of course save you money. Make sure you have a good laundry detergent, some bleach, a couple of dryer sheets and if you don’t like creases in your favorite shirt, an ironing board. Doing your own laundry will save you time and money.
The most important must haves are for the bathroom, which also happen to be some of the frequently missed items. The list is not very big, make sure you have a plunger handy to avoid calling the plumber every time there is a clogged toilet. Make sure your utilities like a shower curtain, liner and rings, with a bath mat and adhesive stickers for your bathtub are in place before you indulge in that first hot shower.
The bedroom, kitchen and living are furnished accordingly as per your requirements. You might not be speeding a lot of time in the kitchen and may not plan on playing host to guests anytime soon. The furnishing will again depend on your requirements.