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Essentials for your new rental home

Essentials for your new rental home

Moving into a new home comes with a lot of excitement. It usually marks a new beginning, new friends and new places to explore. And it also requires a little bit of shopping, right? Because you need to stock up on a few essentials, kitchenware and décor pieces that will help you transform the place into a cozy home.

Start by compiling a checklist to ensure you purchase everything you need while keeping a track of your expenses, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Here’s a roundup of some basic supplies that you want to have on hand from day one at your new pad.

Housewares. Most modern rental homes feature fully-equipped kitchens so you don’t need to worry about heating, air conditioning or large home appliances. What you need to acquire though is a cookware set as well as a few basic items such as cutlery, plates, a cutting board, a colander and salt and pepper shakers. Also, consider getting a microwave oven, a toaster, and a coffee maker if you want to make your mornings easier. Don’t forget to add cleaning supplies to the list as you’ll want your new place all shiny and sanitized.

Homeliness. While many rental properties offer furnished units featuring custom elements such as bed, sofa, cabinetry and dining table, there are a few things that you can add in terms of home décor to make the place your own. Throw in a couple of colorful pillows to the blunt living room sofa, place a quirky lamp by the dining table and spruce up the space with a patterned rug or dreamy curtain.

Quality bedding is also very important if you want to enjoy a good night’s sleep, as is a good mattress. Additionally, make sure your air the room before going to bed every night, find a comfortable temperature to sleep in and use room-darkening shades to keep out morning light.


Protection. Another thing that becomes extremely useful when moving into a rental home is purchasing renter’s insurance. Getting renters insurance from ResidentShield will offer you protection in case of misfortunes such as fire, theft or vandalism that can cause partial or total loss of personal property including clothing, TV, computer, jewelry, and other personal belongings.

Once you’ve got this covered, you may go on and throw a nice housewarming party to celebrate your new start. Hopefully it won’t happen to you but in any case, should a guest inadvertently get hurt while at your residence, know that renter’s insurance also provides coverage for medical expenses resulted from accidental injuries. Coverage of up to $500 per person and $10,000 per accident, ($25,000 in Texas), is included as part of your ResidentShield policy.