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kg91308kg91308 Posts: 327Registered Users
DH and I just bought a house and will be moving in soon! I didn't realize how much stuff we're going to have to buy! I'm making a list, but I know I'm missing a ton of things. Can anyone think of things we might need? We have furniture and dishes/pots/pans and things. Also, what are your favorite cleaning supplies?
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  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    First off congratulations! How exciting!

    The things I can think of are the obscure things you have to get at hardware stores (depending on the area of the country you're living in and the season):

    snow blower, shovels, ice chopper, hoses, hose attachments, lawn mower, rakes, lawn bags, broom, garden tools, basic household tools, sandpaper, rags, bucket, mop, painting supplies, plunger, water softener salt (?), hoses, light bulbs, duct tape, variety of nuts/bolts/nails, extra tv cable, extra phone cable, extension cords, surge protectors, batteries, flashlights, candles

    Things to find out right away: are your smoke alarms hard wired or battery operated? Do they all work? Where is the main water turn off valve? Where is the fuse box? Where is the nearest hospital? Where is the nearest good Chinese take out? What pizza chains deliver to you?

    Have fun!
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  • ruralcurlsruralcurls Posts: 2,574Registered Users
    Congrats.

    Shower curtain and rings.
    Make sure you remember to swith the electric bill to your name on the date you are planning on moving. We forgot and spent a few days in the dark. :flower:
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    eche428 wrote: »
    First off congratulations! How exciting!

    The things I can think of are the obscure things you have to get at hardware stores (depending on the area of the country you're living in and the season):

    snow blower, shovels, ice chopper, hoses, hose attachments, lawn mower, rakes, lawn bags, broom, garden tools, basic household tools, sandpaper, rags, bucket, mop, painting supplies, plunger, water softener salt (?), hoses, light bulbs, duct tape, variety of nuts/bolts/nails, extra tv cable, extra phone cable, extension cords, surge protectors, batteries, flashlights, candles

    Things to find out right away: are your smoke alarms hard wired or battery operated? Do they all work? Where is the main water turn off valve? Where is the fuse box? Where is the nearest hospital? Where is the nearest good Chinese take out? What pizza chains deliver to you?

    Have fun!
    :D
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    Ever since the sports thread wars I have sensed a special connection between [edit] & Wile. Like the connection oil has to water. I almost can't speak of it. Wait....my eyes are misting. ~asq
    Let’s just stay together and tell the world to kiss our ass. ~P


  • jmwjmw Posts: 130Registered Users
    A garbage can for the kitchen, bathroom, and for outside. Very important ;-) .
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  • battinlashbattinlash Posts: 1,850Registered Users
    When the what-to-buy-first topic came up at our closing, my mortgage lender suggested that we immediately change the toilet seats. At first I thought, "what a strange thing to say", but then I realized our house has had many, many other occupants before us. And judging by some other areas of the house, they weren't very sanitary people. It never would have occurred to me to put new seats on, but I took her advice :).
  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users
    battinlash wrote: »
    When the what-to-buy-first topic came up at our closing, my mortgage lender suggested that we immediately change the toilet seats. At first I thought, "what a strange thing to say", but then I realized our house has had many, many other occupants before us. And judging by some other areas of the house, they weren't very sanitary people. It never would have occurred to me to put new seats on, but I took her advice :).

    That is the first thing we do at a new house. And I steam clean the toilets and sinks.

    Otherwise, I always have on hand some Mr. Clean or Lysol Multipurpose Cleaner for floors and hard surfaces, glass cleaner, and a pack of rags or terry cloth towels from automotive section so you have reuseable cleaning cloths. I use some kind of soap scum or mineral deposit cleaner for the showers/tubs. I buy a new mophead and broom at each new house too.
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  • amy51373amy51373 Posts: 1,204Registered Users
    I was told first thing to do was change the locks. Something I never would have thought of either but you never know.

    Our house was a flipper so most everything was new so luckily I didn't have much cleaning to do but I would check the windows and make sure they all work right (we have 3 that won't stay up because they were installed wrong) and I would check the heat and air (our's wasn't correct either). Just some suggestions I learned the hard way.
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,486Registered Users
    battinlash wrote: »
    When the what-to-buy-first topic came up at our closing, my mortgage lender suggested that we immediately change the toilet seats.
    What a good idea...I would not have thought of that...I would have just cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. Getting new ones is so much smarter. ;-)
    The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

    I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
    Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
    Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
  • kg91308kg91308 Posts: 327Registered Users
    Thanks for all the advice and suggestions! Our house was flipped too, so I guess we lucked out as far as that goes. Definitely going to change the locks and bills to our name. We did forget about that!
    Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to! :toothy10:
  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    Trashcans, rugs, lamps, sponges, mop, broom, dustrags, cooking utensils, rake, buckets, Ironing board, dishtowels, doormat/ mudscraper, PLANTS!
    A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

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