The Best First Purchase for Your New Home According to the MYMOVE Team
No matter how many times you move, it’s always surprising how much stuff you need to get to fill out your new place. But even with all those boxes and bags piling up, some things stick out more than others. We asked the MYMOVE team to share their favorite purchases they made during a move. The results range from the delightfully unexpected to the can’t-believe-I-never thought-about-that. (Excuse us while we replace all our toilet seats.)
Our favorite first purchases
- KitchenClouds Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Mat
- Samsung Smart Fridge
- KOHLER Quiet Close Toilet Seats
- LG Smart Dryer
- LEVOLOR Darkening Blinds
- Cat or Dog Food
KitchenClouds Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Mat
- Made of thick PVC foam to relieve pressure when standing
- Waterproof for easy cleaning
- Available in three sizes and nine designs
- Anti-slip bottom keeps mat from sliding
One of those purchases that will make you wonder how you ever lived without it, a kitchen mat is ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time standing in the kitchen. Anti-fatigue mats are one of the best methods for reducing joint pain and inflammation, and KitchenClouds has everything you need: a thick half-inch cushion, anti-skid base, and easy-to-clean surface.
Samsung Smart Fridge
- 28 cubic feet capacity
- Four doors
- Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen with interior camera
- FlexZone drawer with four temperature settings
The fridge is one of the most used items in the home, and it’s worth an upgrade if you don’t love the one that came with your new house. This Samsung Smart Fridge is one of the most loved refrigerators around, with nearly unanimous rave reviews. Customers love the four drawer design — especially the FlexZone drawer for things like bottled water and beverages — and Smart Hub touchscreen.
KOHLER Quiet Close Toilet Seats
- Available in seven colors and two sizes
- Closes slowly without slamming
- Quick removal for cleaning
- Attaches easily to any toilet
We know — a toilet seat doesn’t exactly scream “exciting first purchase.” But if you’re anything like us, you love to start fresh in your new home. KOHLER’s Quiet Close toilet seat is everything you never knew you wanted in a toilet seat. It closes slowly and silently, can be removed in a few seconds for a thorough cleaning, and has heavy duty bumpers for maximum stability.
LG Smart Dryer
- 7.4 cubic feet
- Front loading
- TurboSteam™ technology reduces wrinkles and odors
- AI technology selects ideal settings
- Duct clogging and filter indicators
Some chores are better than others, but we can all agree that ironing is the worst. Fortunately, LG has delivered us TurboSteam™ technology that generates steam to eliminate wrinkles in about 10 minutes. This dryer also takes the guesswork out of all the complicated settings — its AI technology automatically detects what your load needs and chooses the right option.
LEVOLOR Darkening Blinds
- Can be sized to your exact specifications
- Cordless lift and lowering
- Light blocking design
- Durable, faux wood finish
You’ll find out quickly if your new home needs the privacy of a good set of blinds. LEVOLOR makes attractive blinds to fit any window, and you can even have them trimmed to your exact needs at any Lowe’s and bring them home the same day. Instead of tugging on a set of cords, all it takes is a light touch to open or close these LEVOLOR blinds.
Hill’s Science Diet Dog Food
- Dry food recommended for weight management
- Available in three different bag sizes
- Medium kibble size
In all the chaos of moving, it’s easy to forget about some of the basics. Instead of making an emergency run to the pet store on Moving Day, plan ahead by ordering your pet’s kibble of choice directly to your new home.
The bottom line
You’re going to be making a lot of purchases before, during, and after your move. But even with all that spending, some things stick out as especially important or useful, and the more you can check off ahead of time, the easier your move will be. For more must-do items, check out our comprehensive post-move checklist for the first month in your new home.