Moving out of home and getting your own place is a pretty exciting moment. Heading off to start your adult life, where the possibilities are endless, is a time that probably all of us look forward to.
If you’re fresh out of the nest and ready to move out of home for the first time, you may be wondering what you are going to need to be able to get your own place off to a comfortable start. From furniture to kitchen appliances, the list is fairly extensive when you’re first setting out, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
Take a look at our list of things you need when moving out.
1. Basic furniture
When moving out of home for the first time you will want to make sure you have your basic furniture sorted. You don’t have to have everything straight away as you can collect many pieces as you go along, but you should ensure that you have the essentials.
- Bed frame and mattress
- A couch or an armchair
- Dressing table or tallboy if your new place doesn’t come with built-in shelves
- Some sort of table to eat your meals at or, alternatively, bar stools if you have a built-in breakfast bar
2. Washing machine and dryer
Many rentals in Australia won’t include a washing machine or dryer. Check to see if they are included before you move in.
3. Kitchen supplies
Kitchen supplies are going to be some of the most important and numerous supplies that you buy when you move out.
As a bare minimum, try to include the following:
- Plates and bowls
- Cups and glasses
- Utensils for cooking and baking
- Mixing bowls
- Pots and pans
- Kettle and toaster
- Basic kitchen appliances like blender, electric frypan
- Coffee machine
Linen is another essential that you are going to need as soon as you move.
Be sure to have the following:
- Sheet and pillowcase sets
- Spare blankets
- Mattress protector
- Decorative throws if you want them
5. Basic Tool Kit
Having a basic tool kit is incredibly important when you move out of home. You never know when you are going to need a screwdriver or other tool to put together some flat pack furniture or to fix a loose screw around your new place.
Basic tool kits are relatively inexpensive to purchase and are more than worth the money spent on them.
6. Other miscellaneous items
- Bedside tables
- Clothes drying rack
- Laundry basket
- Rubbish bin
- Basic first aid kit
- Study desk and chair
- Kitchen tables and chairs
- TV and TV cabinet
While your list of things you need when moving out can often be extensive, the good news is that most of these items you can pick up fairly cheap. Whether you consider buying second hand or spending a day at Kmart or Target, you shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to get everything that you need.
If you need a hand to get all of your belongings to your new place, we can help you out.