Are you moving out for the first time? Moving out for the first time is exciting, but you are bound to be a little nervous and stressed. As part of the move, you will want to start thinking about what you need to buy for your rental property. Before moving, always ask the landlord what is included with their property so that you aren’t buying the same thing twice. If you opt for a furnished property, most of the major goods will be included; however, there are still plenty of things to buy. If you go unfurnished, all important things will need to be purchased on top of your everyday uses. No matter if you are moving abroad and looking for a studio rental in Singapore or thinking of staying in your local area, your move will be exciting. Below are six things to think about when moving into your rental property.
Most rental places will provide what they call the white goods (washing machine, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher), but this is always worth checking beforehand as, in some cases, they won’t. Depending on what is being supplied, make a checklist of what you need to purchase and start buying them as soon as possible. The sooner you purchase them, the less of a financial burden it will be when you move in as you will have already got most of the stuff you need. Think about things like your microwave, kettle, toaster, and glasses.
What furniture will you need?
As with the kitchen appliances, just with the landlord, what furniture will be provided. If you are going unfurnished, most things will need to be purchased. When it comes to big furniture items, it’s worth remembering there can be a long lead time before they are delivered to you, so the sooner you order, the less time you will be without. Breakdown each room and make a list of each major item you need within each one and budget how much it will cost you. Budgeting is key when moving, as some items will cost more than you think.
For some people, this is the most exciting part of moving out, getting to choose all your fancy electrical items. Will you be purchasing a new TV for the living room and bedroom? Will you need a soundbar for each room? Are you going to be using smart technology in each room like Alexa or Google home? These things will all cost, and as mentioned above, should be added into your budget as more often than not, you will be tempted to overspend in this area.
Above was the fun devices, but along with that, you will need the practical tools as well. When moving, you will need to think about practical devices like a hoover, iron, steam mop. All the things that you may have taken for granted but will now require. These don’t have to be expensive but the more you spend, the better job they will do at cleaning your property, helping you keep it nice and tidy.
Saucepans, trays, baking tins, utensils, these are all things which you will need to think about when moving to your rental property. You may be surprised at just how many items you will need to set up your kitchen correctly. Without this, you are going to have a tough time cooking when you move in. This doesn’t have to be expensive. You can always shop in a big supermarket where they stock affordable appliances to get you going. You can then upgrade as you go along.
Ordering in your first food shop
Be prepared and order in your food shop the day before you arrive in your new property to arrive the morning after you move in. This will not only take away something you need to think of when arriving, but it will also mean you only need to worry about food for the day you arrive and don’t need to worry about going out and finding your nearest supermarket. Your first food shop is exciting, getting to pick all the things you would like to eat and planning all your meals for that week. If you freeze stuff, make sure you don’t over order as your freezer may not be big enough to store everything.
Above are six things to consider when moving to your new rental property. Our main advice is to start planning as soon as possible to reduce the stress of the move. Not only that, it will allow you to budget better and plan when to purchase your significant items. Along with the above, there are many other things for you to think about, such as hiring the van and packing your stuff ready for the move. Overall, moving to your new place is a very exciting experience.