HOUSE TO HOME

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Jul 2022

10 Housewarming Gifts All New Homeowners Need

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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Useful gift ideas for the kitchen

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Gifts that could save you money in the long run

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Practical gifts to make cleaning easier

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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Useful gift ideas for the kitchen

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Gifts that could save you money in the long run

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Practical gifts to make cleaning easier

The homebuying experience and subsequent moving process can be very stressful. Amid all the chaos, it might be hard to remember to create a housewarming gift registry for your friends and family to follow. If the pressures of moving have caught up with you and you’re drawing a blank on what to include on your registry, check out our list of 10 useful and affordable housewarming gifts every new homeowner needs.

Cutting Boards

As is the case for many homebuyers, the kitchen is near the top of the list of deciding factors when choosing a home. Don’t let your new kitchen’s beautiful and sparkling countertops get scuffed or damaged when preparing your celebratory first night’s dinner. A good set of cutting boards will protect your countertops and other surfaces from unnecessary everlasting marks. Wooden cutting boards made of maple or cherry will last longer than their plastic counterparts, and they’ll keep your knives from chipping.

Expert Tip

Rubbing a food-grade mineral oil on wooden boards before use will prevent warping.

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LED Light Bulbs

Using LED light bulbs throughout your new home as opposed to traditional incandescent bulbs is a phenomenal way to save energy and money. LEDs cost more than other competitors in the same aisle, but they last longer and emit the same amount of light, all the while reducing the final number on your electric bill.

If you’re so inclined, some smart LEDs can even change color on demand by pairing them with a smart home voice assistant. Make sure your light fixtures are compatible before adding LEDs to your list.

An Automated Vaccuum

For lovers of technology and spotless floors, an automated vacuum is a perfect gift! Keep your home as clean as the day you bought it with a smart vacuum that’ll collect all the dust and debris floating around your new hardwood or laminate floors.

While you’re at work, out running errands, or simply just getting away for a weekend, an automated vacuum will keep your floors spic and span, even in those hard-to-reach areas.

Bedding

Remember when we said the kitchen was a major deciding factor in choosing your new home? Well, the same can be said for the master bedroom. And what’s the most important feature of the master bedroom? The bed!

Many experts recommend replacing your bedding every two to three years. So, getting new bedding, whether it be quality sheets, quilts, or a comforter, is an excellent way to ring in your new home with a comfortable night’s rest. Leave your old bedding behind and lie down to rest on smooth sateen, linen, or silk.

A Return Address Stamp

Obviously, when moving to a new home, you’ll have a new address. And if you’ve lived in the same place for years, it will likely take some time to get used to your new address. A custom return address stamp you can use on any of your outgoing mail will nip any future post office headaches in the bud.

Matching Cookware

Over time, you’ve probably lost or broken several of your favorite pots and pans. Not too long after realizing your dearest cookware was gone or out of commission, you most likely made a trip to the store to replace whatever was missing with an item that didn’t match the rest of your set.

As you move into your new home, why not start your cooking collection over with a complete and unified set? Having a kitchen filled with durable, non-stick coated cast iron or stainless-steel pots and pans will make cooking easier, and it might even lead you to choose staying in for dinner rather than spending extra money to go out to eat.

Matching Dinnerware

Speaking of dinner, wouldn’t it be a dream to sit down for a nice meal laid out on a brand-new dinnerware set after a long day of moving your family’s belongings into the new home? Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? So, why not add a collection of sturdy and visually complementary plates and bowls to your gift registry.

Porcelain or stoneware are said to be the easiest materials to care for, and best of all, dishwasher safe. Still, make sure the set is labeled as such before putting them inside.

Glass Food Containers

Of course, no dinner can be had without food that’s preserved. Keeping your food sealed in airtight glass food containers will ward off spoiling and help keep your refrigerator or pantry neat and orderly with all your goods separated into their own compact compartments. But most important of all, don’t forget to ask for lids, too!

A Toolbox

Although it might not be at the top of your mind now, there will come a day when you’ll need tools to fix something or complete manual tasks in your home. Perhaps it’ll be putting together a cabinet or hanging up a picture on your wall. Regardless, you’ll need the right tools for every job on your to-do list. A toolbox containing items such as a hammer, nails, pliers, measuring tape, screwdrivers, screws, a wrench, a level, and a box cutter will be a lifesaver down the road when performing routine maintenance on your home.

Towels

You can never have enough towels in your home. You need bath and hand towels for your bathrooms and tea towels for the kitchen. Displaying matching towels in both locations brings the rooms’ aesthetic looks together. Plus, you’ll save more money on buying paper towels if you get in the habit of drying your hands with absorbent cotton or linen.

Creating Your List

While the suggestions mentioned above might not be the most extravagant or expensive housewarming gift ideas, they’re practical. You’ll be able to, and will often need to, use these items daily. And most important of all, they’ll help you put your best foot forward as you begin your new and exciting journey in your new home.