I have put together a checklist to make sure you do not forget any important items for your new place. This printable checklist will help you ensure you have everything you need for your first place. Some items you may already own, while others you may need to buy before you move in.
Do not forget to buy supplies you will need in an emergency, like flashlights and a first aid kit. These are items you will not realize you need until it is already too late, so be prepared and purchase them before you ever move in!
Are you panicking at the size of this list? Are you watching your first month’s rent circling the drain? No worries! Many of these items can be bought secondhand, which will save you loads of money.
This handy list tells you which items you should never pay full price for. Why pay full price for tools when you can find them at summer garage sales for much less. A hammer is a hammer, after all. Other items, like books and artwork, are actually more fun to collect over time by finding treasures at thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets than they are to buy new.
On the other hand, there are some items you should avoid buying used unless you are 100% sure of the source. You may be able to get away with buying a vacuum from a friend or family member, but you should avoid buying one from an unknown source. Above all, avoid buying used mattresses! The yuck factor is so high that some states have laws against buying and selling used mattresses.
Moving out on your own is scary but liberating. You can do it! With some planning and patience, you can put together a home that is totally your own, and that will be such a satisfying feeling. Good luck in your new place!
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