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Household Items You Weren’t Expecting to Buy

You have enough on your plate trying to buy a home that you don’t actually take the time to think about what you’re going to need after you buy your home. In fact, you probably don’t even want to think about it am I right?

The reality is, you’re going to need a few things around the house that probably never crossed your mind.

I have some good news for you, my friend!

If you DO take the time to think about what you’re going to need and you price these items and put them in your budget, you’ll have a much more pleasant time shopping for them.

Let’s get started. Here’s a list of items that may not be on your shopping list- but should be.

New locks. OK, so hopefully you had this one on your list. Safety first, right? You’re going to want to replace all of the locks in your house. You never know who has a spare key to the current locks or if they’re fully functional.

Not only that, there are so many cool locks on the market these days, why not upgrade? I mean, if you’re in a hurry, why not be able to lock the door with your phone? If you’re like most people, it’s in your hand anyway.

Fire extinguisher. This is one of those things you don’t think you’ll need until you actually need it. Regardless of whether you’ve been in your home for 15 days or 15 years, the last thing you want are flames to erupt and you’re stuck there.., helpless.

Blinds. There’s a chance that you’re going to need to purchase new window blinds, or may just want to upgrade them. Whatever the reason, the cost is there.

Browse around for a style you want that fits into your budget. It’s better to do the whole house at once, so take that into consideration.

Refrigerator. Are upgraded appliances on your checklist? If not, you’ll probably want to buy a new refrigerator.

There are so many different styles and sizes you can choose from- this can most definitely be a fun experience. Keep in mind that these are towards the high end of the expense list, so shop wisely.

If the refrigerator that came with the home is decent and a new one isn’t an absolute must at the time, be sure to keep some extra money in your rainy day fund for a new one down the road.

Now it’s your turn. What’s one item you didn’t expect to purchase after you bought your new home?

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