4 Things You Will Need when Moving into an Unfurnished Property
Moving into an unfurnished property has the advantage that you can often decorate and furnish the property with items and furniture of your choosing, but the downside is that you will be moving into a bare property, and will need to get most of the household items yourself. When moving into an unfurnished property, because there are so many things you will need, it can make remembering and deciding what to take on your initial move tricky. Below are some essentials that you should always try to bring. After you’re moved in, you can then build on these basics.BedsIn some cases, you might already have a bed frame at the property, which means you’ll only need to bring a mattress and sheets etc. Even if you are planning on getting a bed delivered after you’ve moved in, you’ll need something for the meantime. Simply bringing a mattress along can do the job, but things like a futon or sofa bed can kill two birds with one stone if you have them. If you have the space, it can even be worth ordering a new bed and leaving it packed up, before taking it with you on moving day. Kitchen itemsOnce moved in, you’ll probably want t cup of tea or coffee, so the first thing to bring is a kettle and some mugs. You should also pack some pans, even some basic ones, and some cutlery and plates etc. Basically anything you need to make some fairly straight forward meals and eat them comfortably. It’s also advisable to take some basic kitchen cleaning items, such as washing up liquid, a few sponges and so on, so you can easily clean and re-use your crockery until you get a larger set in. Storage itemsYou will need somewhere to put all of your clothes and other things, so a really easy way of solving this problem temporarily is to get a clothing rack. You can also transport all your clothes while they are on the rack too, meaning you won’t have to worry about unpacking and will have everything handy from the moment you’ve moved in. A handy trick is to simply cover your clothes with black plastic bags, leaving them attached at the hanger. This will protect them during the move, but means you don’t have to pack them away at all. While you can use your moving boxes for storage in the meantime, you could also consider getting some of your storage items beforehand, and moving them along with the rest of your things in the removal van, before unpacking and assembling them once you’ve arrived at your new home. This will make it a lot easier to transport them.Comfort itemsTo keep yourself entertained on your first night, and help you settle in, you should make sure to bring a radio, television, computer, etc - anything that you might use to unwind after a day’s work. It can make the whole process of getting used to your new home a lot easier and more pleasant than having to spend a few days with no way to relax. Again, it can even be worth picking these items up before you move, if you don’t already have them, and leaving them packaged until after you have relocated. Also, if possible, you can contact your phone/TV company a month before moving day and try to get everything switched over for when you move in, which means you won’t have to spend a few days or weeks without internet access, TV or a phone line.