Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Moving into a new home is one of the most horrendously stressful, complex and exhausting things anyone can ever do (if you’ve done this then you’ll no doubt be nodding furiously right about now). There’s all the paperwork, the financial stress, the back and forth between you and seller, the agent you’re not sure you trust and then the physical act of moving. But, as if that isn’t enough, there is then the daunting realization that your house isn’t a home. 

You know that this comes with time, and you’ll make it your dream home very soon, but there are just certain things missing and little annoyances that keep making you grunt and things you wish you had to right now to make the homely feeling burst to life. 

As such, we have come up with a list of useful, fun and thoughtful things you should buy yourself as housewarming presents, to you from you. There’s nothing wrong with doing that. 

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Tools For DIYing

There are certain things you are going to want to have ready for those moments of magic where you suddenly realize what needs to be done (or those moments of frustration where you need a solution). We’re talking tape measure, hammer, extension cables, screwdriver, level, those sort of bits. 

Internet Extender

We pretty sure that this isn’t the official name and that they’re actually called powerline network adapters, but whatever the case they are super useful, especially when you have just moved in. We do recommend you look at to see which would suit your needs, but they will all do that thing you will really want, which is bring you internet and data to the far corners of your home. Madness managed. 

New Locks

This may not sound like much fun, but it will definitely help you get a good night’s sleep. That’s because you don’t know who has keys to your current locks. Neighbors you haven’t met, agents you didn’t use, maintenance people you haven’t heard of, coworkers to the previous owners. Yeah, time to change the locks, or put some deadbolts on. 

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Bluetooth Speaker

Nothing makes somewhere more homely than a little bit of music, which is why you should definitely splash out on one of the speakers found on this list A waterproof one could be a great shout too, you know, to let you have a little sing in the shower. Music gives the world a soul and your new house a bit of je ne sais quoi. 

Temporary Artwork

If you have artwork tucked away in some of your removal boxes, then pull it out and get it up. You don’t need to go all permanent and hang it on the walls, just lean it up. If you don’t have any art, grab something fun and temporary, even if it is just a frame and piece of paper inside that reads, “I’m still saving for my Van Gogh”. 

As you can see, making a house a home is all about the little things.


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