Most condominiums for sale in Quezon City and other areas of Metro Manila come furnished and ready for its new owner’s use. However, you’ll soon find that you need to get a few more stuff to make living there even better. Listed below are just some of the things you need to have in your very first condo unit.
It doesn’t have to be a big box of tools, but it has to contain at least the basic tools you need for minor fix-ups. These tools include a screwdriver kit, claw hammer, crosscut saw, utility knife, vice grip pliers, needle nose pliers, cordless drill with bits, and a small assortment of nails and screws.
Yes, we know it can be quite a chore sometimes but you got to do it if you want to enjoy a clean home. Get some all purpose cleaner, furniture polish, mopping solution and toilet cleaner for your cleaning agents. Get a mop, broom, dust pan, toilet brush, plunger and microfiber cloth for your cleaning tools.
Always leave some cash at home for emergencies. The ATM won’t be online 100% of the time and not all stores or restaurants accept credit cards. It’s up to you to decide how much you’ll leave in the cookie jar or wherever you wish to hide it.
In case of fire emergencies, a fire extinguisher can be the difference between life and death. So get one and place it in the kitchen or anywhere in your condo where fires are likely to occur. Oh, and check the expiration date on the extinguisher every now and then to see if you need to get a new one.
Flashlights aren’t just used during brownouts. You can also use it when looking for any lost small objects under the nook and cranny of your home. Just make sure you always have fresh batteries on hand for your flashlight.
Extra Set of Keys
You always need them. Otherwise, you might end up destroying your doorknob or calling the nearest lock smith, which would cost you. Just entrust it to your housemate or neighbor so you can easily borrow it in case you lost your keys.
First Aid Kit
No matter how careful you are, accidents can and will happen. By having a first aid kit in your condo unit, you can easily address most of the minor injuries that might occur. You can either assemble your own kit or purchase one from the nearby drugstore. In any case, the kit should include gauze bandages, iodine solution, adhesive tape, antibiotic ointment, bandages, safety pins, small scissors, tweezers, thermometer and triangular bandage, as well as medicines like aspirin, calamine lotion and aloe vera gel.
One last bit of advice when buying stuff for your first home: always be practical! That means getting high quality and useful stuff for your condo without spending too much money on it. Who knows? Some of these stuff can be a very good investment in the long run!