Purchasing a new house is exciting, whether it is your first one or your third, yet furnishing your new digs can be a little overwhelming. When it comes to furnishing your new home, many will tell you not to spend too much, purchase used furniture, and that it will come together in time. While this is good advice, you can take action creating a plan of action before you even pack the first box for your move.
First of all, you need to plan out the vision you have for your new home. Simply sit in each room of your new home for about 10 or 15 minutes and jot down everything you think you will need for that particular room. Do this in the entryway and hallways too.
After you have created your room-by-room list, it is time to prioritize. Rank each room in order of importance so you will know what the first purchases need to be for you to feel at home right away. You can now create a budget and financial plan to obtain all of the items on your list by priority. Remember to give top priority to the rooms you will spend the most time in, such as the living room, kitchen, and bedroom.
So think of it like this: If you have a couch for your living room currently that is sufficient, but have a mix and match of wall décor, you may want to start with the wall décor rather than putting a chunk of change down on a new couch. Not to mention, if you do not have a truck, you may have to pay for delivery fees.
If you’re able to group rooms together, do this. Let’s say you want to focus on your guests first. Well, the guest bathroom is a good place to start. Get a few things for the wall, hand towels, a toilet rug kit, and maybe a plant or two. Once you’ve bundled one room together, head to the store and make your first purchase.
Upon putting your first room together, take a step back and look at what you’ve accomplished. It feels good. Many times, while putting together your first room, your brain will begin to think of other cool and unique items you want to have for other rooms. PRO TIP: Get a pad of paper dedicated to your goal and write these things down so you don’t forget.
Once you’ve evaluated cost versus priority divided by time, this process will come much easier in time. If you haven’t found that perfect house to call a home, you’re in luck. There are tons of sites online where you can view available homes for sale in the area you want to live. Good luck with all!