Are you moving to a new location? Here is my list of 10 essentials that should be found in every new home:
A good bed
A good bed is the guarantee of a good night’s sleep, which is necessary after a move. Well rested, with no aches or pains from an uncomfortable mattress, you can continue to unpack your boxes and tackle your to-do list. You don’t need the bed of your dreams or the perfect headboard on the day you move, but a mattress is essential. The rest of your decor can wait for you to settle in and figure out how to best use your space.
Your chair may not be covered with the nicest fabric, or it may even be downright ugly. But it is always useful to have a good chair, on which you can put a blanket if necessary, to snuggle up and drink tea, read a book or sit your guests. The advantage of the chair is that you can easily move it from room to room if needed. You will have an extra seat at the table or a good place to read in your room. The armchairs are part of the essential furniture of a house and offer many possibilities.
Some good lamps
You might not have the perfect lamps to meet your needs (on a desk, table, by the bed, etc.), but they are surely better than none at all. At the very least, you need a few table lamps and maybe also a floor lamp to light up your new living space. A visit to your used goods center may allow you to unearth a few while waiting for you to find exactly what you need.
A table to eat
As with lamps, an old table will do the trick as long as you can sit comfortably on it (with room for your legs). It can be used as a kitchen table or an office (or both!). Recycling an old table from your parents or one bought at a garage sale is a great way to fend for yourself until you finally invest in the dining room table and desk you need.
Whether it’s wood and brightly painted or folding, you need chairs to sit at the table or work at your desk. A nice collection of motley chairs can be used in many ways around the house and when you have many guests.
A quality sofa
The sofa is a must-have, of course, but can wait if you don’t have one yet. Unless you find a used sofa or come across a real bargain, you’ll want to save money to get a quality sofa. A quality sofa is an investment in any home, whether you stay in one place or move out. It’s worth the wait six to eight weeks for your quality sofa to be made locally, with fabrics that you choose to suit your lifestyle, depending on the dimensions your space demands. So, yes, a sofa is essential for your new home – but you can wait and treat yourself to some quality.