5 Things you need to buy right after you move in!

Posted by SWE Inc on 13th May 2019

5 Things you need to buy right after you move in!

Moving from one home to another is never an easy or fun thing to do. So many tasks, so little time, so much stress. Still, after you move into the place you will call your home, and organize its layout, it's time to relax and unwind. What better way to do that than to do some shopping? Even if you think that you don't need anything, take a look at these nifty gadgets that every home can benefit from.

First of all, have you unpacked your things?

If you think that your relocation worries are over when you see the moving truck leaving your driveway, think again. You still need to unpack all those boxes and organize your new home. That is something that you should start doing right after you move in. There's no point in delaying it - the boxes won't unpack themselves. If you've used the packing and moving services from some reputable company like Best Cross Country Movers, then you don't have anything to stress about. All of your things will be clearly marked, so you will spend much less time displaying them in your new home. Also, this will be a good opportunity for some additional decluttering and see if you’ve brought some items that you actually don't need any more. Don't go on a shopping spree until you unpack your things.

What not to buy after moving in?

You have finally left the pesky moving tasks behind you and you're ready to settle down in your new home. After unpacking, you will be tempted to refresh your household with a few new items. There's nothing wrong about it, but don't go overboard.

There are some things that are essential like cleaning supplies, but also ones that you really don't want to buy right away.

Cheaper versions of the stuff you really want

Whether you were moving out of California with some assistance or you opted out for DIY relocation, the outcome is the same - your move has probably been a significant impact to your finances. That is why you will want to economize. Still, the cheaper version of the things that you need usually costs less because its quality is lower. Designer clothes may be an exception to this rule, but cosmetics, food or electronics aren't something that you should try to save money on. The cheaper versions can cost you much more in the end since you will have to replace them more often.

Too much decoration

Those colorful cushions can look great on your couch, but try not to go overboard with home decoration. Give yourself a little bit of time before you go shopping for those items. Chances are that most of your housewarming gifts will be exactly this type of things. What will you do if you get a beautiful lamp and you already bought two right after you moved in? Nobody needs that much light. Your home has limited capacity. It can easily get cluttered so don't buy home decorations right away. Filling up your home before you get a chance to live in it will clutter your home in no time.

Home decoration - something you shouldn't buy right after you move in.

Small furniture

Surely, if you don't have a bed or a couch to sit on, you will buy it as soon as possible. However, tables, chairs, and other smaller furniture can wait. First, spend a few days in your new home. That way, you will know exactly where to put your coffee table or ottoman. When you figure everything out, make sure to take measurements.

There's nothing worse than buying furniture that is too bulky for the room you want to put it in.

Finally - the 5 things you need to buy right after you move in!

Now it's time to have some fun and to present you some really cool gadgets that every home should have.

The special multifunctional flashlight

If you own a car, this nifty LED flashlight is a life saver. Quite literally, since this flashlight is also a window breaker and seat belt cutter. Safe7 7-in-1 Car Charger with Seatbelt Cutter, Window Breaker, Flashlight & Powerbank is the perfect emergency tool.

The flashlight has 3 settings

  • Low
  • High
  • Flashing red light

The Safe7 functions as a car charger with a safety hammer, belt cutter, alarm, torch, and red flashlight. At the same time, it is a power bank with a built-in battery that you can recharge in a car or via USB. This is a very practical device to have in your car, but also in your home. Just in case, it never hurts to be prepared...

Price: $24.99

This lamp is just what you need after you move in

Bumping into sharp edges in the pitch black dark due to a power outage is never a problem with Superlight lamp. 40 watts of fluorescent power will shine your way through the darkness for hours. Superlight runs on a battery and recharges while plugged into a wall outlet. Since it's portable, you can use it whenever you need it. It is a dependable, cordless, portable and very convenient power source that you should have in your home after you move in.


  • 40-watt illumination
  • Two 20-watt fluorescent tubes
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Pop-up carry handle
  • Stand for flat surfaces
  • Mounting brackets so you can hang it on any wall

Illuminate your camping trips, boat trips, car trips and your home with this very affordable gadget.

Price: $24.99

Candles are made for creating a romantic atmosphere, not for illumination.

Desk Potato Attachable Shelf

Do you need more space at your desk? No worries, Stand Steady Desk Potato is a shelf you can attach to your desk and expand it. Make room for your phone, calculator, stapler, mouse, etc. With an oblong shape, it provides you the additional space that your desk craves for. The best accessory suited for offices, college rooms and your home. When you don't need to use it, just slide it out of the way.


  • 9 ¾ inches long
  • 7¾ inches wide
  • ½ inch high.
  • 2 inches deep clan

Price: $19.99


The most useful item that you can get after you move in is certainly Love2Organize. It will help you to organize and make easily reachable all the items that are cluttering your home. As a handy and versatile organizer, it is capable to hold small or large items. All you need to do is to insert a hanger and place it on a door or in a closet.


  • Makes your things easily accessible
  • Helps you not to misplace small items
  • Easy to store
  • Has a big inside storage area
  • Easy to clean

Price: $15.99

This innovative kitchen scale

Your kitchen will be more vibrant with the Fresh digital kitchen scale that comes in 3 beautiful colors - black, white and red. This scale has top quality glass and an easy to read LCD backlit display.


  • Automatic, shutoff function
  • Up to 11 pounds of food max weight
  • Works on batteries
  • It doubles as a clock
  • Doesn’t take up any space on your counters

Price: $19.99