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 be doing is shopping when you should be enjoying your new home.
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. Make sure you have purchased unlimited data for your phone or tablet if it isn’t already included as part of your plan.
Everything from food delivery to new internal doors can be purchased from your phone. Doors are one of the most important features of any home. If you do discover a draft from poorly fitted, low quality doors you didn’t notice when viewing doors can be purchased from Internal Doors UK.
Delivery might even happen before the Wi-Fi is connected. Installation will give you something to do while you wait to watch streaming TV again.
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 house warming 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.
Consider the season and what items you are likely to 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.
If you don’t have a fridge yet, which should be a top priority, buy a cooler. 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.