When you’re ready to move into your first place outside of your parents’ home, it can be daunting to consider what you may need for the journey ahead. You may not even consider many obvious things since they were always a given where you used to live.
But when you’re moving into an empty apartment or home, you need to buy everything from scratch. Whether you have the budget to get beautiful custom furniture Austin TX or if you’re going to get easy to assemble pieces from IKEA, here are a few things you need to keep in mind when it comes to large items.
Firstly, consider your budget. If you have something that is completely barebones, skip buying a bed. Yes, that’s right. It can wait until you have room in your budget.
What should you buy? A sleeper couch. Not only will this be an adequate bed while you’re saving up to populate your sparse apartment, but you can keep using it long after you’ve bought a bed of your own when guests come over.
Secondly, buy a full-size fridge. Many people make the mistake of buying a bar fridge ‘for now’, since it’s slightly cheaper. The reality is that it will be a constant struggle fitting anything in there and it will become pretty much obsolete once you do have a big fridge. Rather bite the bullet and buy a full-sized, single door fridge.
A good oven and stove will most likely come with your apartment, but don’t fret if that’s not the case. A portable countertop stove plate and a microwave oven will do everything you need it to do while you’re saving up to install a large stove and oven.