The moment has come when you finally are able to move in to your new flat in Selangor. Moving house can be exciting yet nerve wracking in the same time especially when you are afraid that you are missing out some of the stuff that you are supposed to move in to the new house. The following items are the must-have for your new home and if you don’t have them with you from your previous home, go get them now!
1. Fire extinguisher.
The fire extinguisher. Small in stature, but huge in prevention and containment in the event of an emergency. A lot of debate has been ongoing on whether normal home should have one, this article should answer that. A properly maintained fire extinguisher will keep a fire from blazing out of control, greatly lowering the likelihood of injuries and property loss. The next important step is to make sure you know how long it’ll keep if you never use it. Having a fire extinguisher that doesn’t work is just about the worst thing if an actual fire broke out. Keep it charged.
2. Plunger and drain snake.
A plunger is a must have tool for those clogged drains. For the sink, purchase a dedicated plunger. You do not really want to use the same one you used in your bathroom around areas meant for food preparation! Besides, there are plungers available with shorter handles to add convenience for the height of the sink. To use the plunger, smear the edge of your plunger with petroleum jelly to make a good seal. Then depress it forcefully a few times. Pour in several cups of water to check whether the water drains.
For small clogs and light household duty, you can up your drain cleaning game with a small drain snake to break through or pull out whatever it is that’s clogging your drain. This is especially useful if you think the drain is clogged with hair.
3. Cleaning kit.
Surprisingly enough, your apartment will not clean its self. It is easy to forget things like this because our parents have been keeping our houses clean for most of our lives with us needing to be reminded by them to clean your room and to vacuum the living room.
Think dish soap for the kitchen, a vacuum for the floor, toilet bowl cleaner and tile cleaner for the bathroom, and window spray for mirrors and glass. Don’t forget laundry detergent and dryer sheets for your clothing. In the bedroom or bathroom, a sturdy laundry hamper with a lid is a requirement so everyone doesn’t have to see your dirty laundry.
Another must have is a doormat for brushing the outdoor dirt off and keeping the entryway tidy. Even if you stay in an apartment complex, leave one outside your door to wipe your shoes off after coming in from a rainy or snowy day.
Power outages are more than just annoyances. Whether the result of a force of nature or manmade disturbance, when the lights go out, you need a way to light the way. Candles and lanterns are simply too dangerous. Open flames, no matter how careful you are, have the potential to create disaster. Flashlights are the safest method to create light without power and, with new innovations, you have many choices.
And they aren’t just used during brownouts. You can also use it when looking for any lost small objects under the nook and cranny of your home. Just make sure you always have fresh batteries on hand for your flashlight. Other than the flashlight, ensure you have spare light bulbs so you won’t be caught in the dark.
5. Basic tools.
You do not have to buy a fancy put together kit, but at the very least have a hammer, standard screw driver, small level (for hanging pictures), measuring tape, regular pliers, needle nose pliers, vice grip, wire cutter or utility knife, electrical tape, duct tape and a bucket or case to keep them all in.
Curtains are a good way to hide whatever you’re working with, give yourself privacy and (when hung properly) make the ceiling look higher. Some apartments for rent these days come with some sort of blinds or inexpensive window coverings but most do not. So don’t be that guy (or gal) who hangs sheets over the windows (and then tell yourself that “it’s only temporary” we all know that those sheets could be up there for months)!
Ensure you are equipped with curtain rods and sets of curtains when you move in. start with some for your bedroom’s bathroom window and any doors that have windows, before moving to the other rooms.
7. First aid kit.
When it comes to emergency gear, first aid kits are among the most overlooked preparedness items out there. I know, they aren’t as fun to talk about; but when it comes to practical emergency preparedness items, the reality of the situation is that your medical bag is probably going to get more use that any other items in your emergency stash. A good first aid kit is always developed around your unique medical needs.
You can buy a ready-made first aid kit, but it is also very easy to assemble one. Just make sure it has the following essential items: antibiotic cream, first aid tape, regular bandages, finger/knuckle shaped bandages, pain reliever, couple of pairs of medical gloves, tweezers, antiseptic wipes, thermometer, hydro cortisone cream (if you tend to get rashes or itches) gauze roll and gauze pads, cold compress and hydrogen peroxide. Put everything in a small case so you know where to find it.
8. Smoke alarm.
Early detection can help you stop a fire in its tracks or help you get out of harm’s way in time. Most states have laws or recommendations to put a smoke alarm in all sleeping areas as well as at least one on all floors of a home. And, you do not have to spend a lot to outfit your home with smoke alarms.
Every home should be different, expressing the individuality and personality of the owner in its own way, but the few items discussed above are must-haves that we often forget . These are essentials that make up the foundation of a good home, and if you are just starting out they make a useful checklist for setting up in a new space.