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Buying your first home is a major milestone and one that should be firmly and joyously celebrated with cake in our humble opinion. As a first-time homeowner, you may be surprised by the things you will need to buy before the big move. To keep you from scrambling around during your first days, we look at the top things every first-time homeowner should own. 


Curtains and blinds 

This one may seem obvious, but we’ve all heard a horror story of a friend, or a friend of a friend, who forgot about the importance of curtains until they accidentally flashed their bright and shiny new neighbours. Make sure to measure your windows before moving, and stock up on the right size curtains or blinds so that you’re fully prepared on moving day.   

Fire extinguisher 

If you’re one of the lucky ones, you may never need to unleash the power of these potentially life-saving devices, but it is always best to have one in your home. If you’re picturing a giant industrial size bottle, think again. There are miniature versions that will comfortably fit under the kitchen sink. Better safe than sorry! 

Tool kit 

Things are always going to break or fall apart in a home, and you can potentially save a great deal of money on repair services simply by keeping the necessary tools at the ready. While you don’t need to become Bob the Builder, you should invest in a basic tool kit that includes the everyday essentials, such as a hammer, screwdriver set, a wrench, pliers and measuring tape. 

Comfort essentials 

Don’t skip out on comfort! You may have bought a beautiful new bed, but did you also get more than one set of bedding? A big part of settling into your new space is ensuring that you are comfortable. Don’t forget to stock up on quality duvets, sheets, throw blankets, cushions, bath mats and towels. You don’t have to go overboard, but you should have enough to keep you comfortable and snug. 


When you’re getting to move, give Nesta Storage a call. With self storage locations throughout Dublin, we have all the space you need to store your items as you prepare to move into your first home. For more information on our personal self storage services, give us a call on 1800 772233, drop by your nearest branch for a tour of our available units or get a quick and easy quote online.