Shopping for Your New Home

Moving is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. Your entire life is packed into boxes and bags to be relocated.

Once unpacked, you discover what worked in your old house doesn’t work in your new one. The last thing you want to do is shop when you should enjoy your new home.

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Smart Phone Shopping

If you’ve already moved, you don’t have the benefit of Wi-Fi. It can take weeks for your provider to connect you to the Internet.

That leaves shopping via the 4 or 5G network. Ensure you have purchased unlimited data for your phone or tablet if it isn’t already included in your plan.

Everything from food delivery, DIY tools, furniture, and even new internal doors can be purchased from your phone.


Make a List

Essentials need to come before luxury. You will need toilet roll and soap sooner rather than later. There are other items, some large and some small that you may not have thought about. Essentials need to come before your housewarming party.

If you’ve just left your childhood home, the old pots and pans your mother gave you will prove useful, but a bed would have been better. One night on the floor is painful. Another bad night of sleep and your mind will try to convince you to buy things you don’t strictly need yet.

If you’ve moved a few times already, you already know you’ve lost something along the way. Checking the items off against a list ensures you don’t end up wasting space with doubles.


If you’ve moved in the middle of winter you won’t need gardening supplies until spring. However, you might need a space heater and heavy curtains with some nice modern furniture.

Consider the season and what items you will likely need in upcoming months. If your new garden doesn’t already have a secure shed, you’ll need one of those before purchasing a lawn mower.


Buy a cooler if you don’t have a fridge yet, which should be a top priority. A cooler will keep food fresher for longer than leaving it out.

There are only so many takeaways your stomach can handle. They’re expensive when eaten every day. You won’t want to do the big grocery shopping until you are settled into your home, but once you have a fridge up and running, stock it with easy to prepare foods. Keeping things simple reduces stress.

If you don’t have a cooker, make sure the food you are purchasing can be microwaved.


Relax and enjoy your new home. Luxury items will come with time. Luxuries aren’t necessary for the house warming party.