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Moving Into a New Home? You’ll Need This Shopping Checklist!

Shopping for your new home can be overwhelming, but we’ve got you covered.

Getting the keys to your new home is undoubtedly an exciting affair. But shopping for your furnishings and home appliances can feel overwhelming — considering the countless number of shops and catalogues out there.

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Make your life a little easier with this checklist of home essentials, separated into categories for your convenience. To kickstart the shopping process, we’ve also included our top picks from eCapitaMall for your consideration.

Note: this is a flexible checklist, so feel free to add in or swap out things that you may or may not need!

Kitchen appliances

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Apart from the standard kitchen furniture, you’ll need to get appliances as well - of which there are so many. If you’re afraid of forgetting some things, here are a few you definitely shouldn’t:

  • Ovens: While conventional ovens function well enough, look into smart ovens like the Mayer 40L Smart Oven. Its ability to control the temperatures of the upper and bottom levels individually lets you whip up two different dishes at one time, saving you time cooking those same dishes individually.
  • Sinks: Stainless steel sinks like the Blanco Supra 340/180-IF are your best options as they are durable and easy to clean.
  • Miscellaneous appliances: Once you’ve settled your main appliances, you can look into splurging on some extra stuff. The Hurom H100S Easy Series Slow Juicer is great for health buffs, while those who prefer a multi-functional appliance should consider the Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker.

Home entertainment devices

Even the most extreme workaholics need to wind down after a hard day’s work. Whether it’s by bingeing on your favourite TV shows or by gaming, you’ll need several ways to entertain yourself at home.

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Enter your home entertainment devices. To enjoy your Netflix marathons in stunning 1080p quality, the Sony LED TV is one solid option for your living room. For gamers, the 15.6" Acer Laptop is able to run heavy-duty games without too much trouble - and given its affordable price, it’s a laptop worth getting.

Items for extra storage space

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Most Singaporeans don’t have the luxury of living in a big house, so having enough storage space is crucial for keeping all of your things organised. That’s why tiered shelves and racks are handy to have, as they make full use of otherwise unused vertical spaces.

Consider looking at brands like Boomjoy for these structures. Some of the items they have include the Metal Rolling Cart and Kitchen Shelving, both of which can give you extra space to stow your essentials away. Bonus: they’ve also got cleaning tools like mops and wet wipes, so keep them in mind as you read the next point.

Cleaning tools

Shopping for furniture sure is exciting, but remember that buying your cleaning tools is just as important as they can make an otherwise dull chore a breeze.

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Rather than picking up your cleaning supplies individually, make your life easier by getting bundles like Walch's New Homeowners Starter's Kit and the Ka 3-in-1 Laundry Capsules. You’ll have all that you need to get by for your first few months in your new home as you settle in.

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Vacuum cleaners are also must-haves for any household. If you’re looking for a robot vacuum cleaner, the Dibea GT200 is one of the most affordable models in the market. If not, consider getting a cordless vacuum like the Shark Rocket Pet Pro Cordless Handstick so you don’t have to wrestle with wires every time you want to give your house a clean.

Bedroom essentials to keep you cool

The last thing you want is to move into your new home and realise that you’ve forgotten all your bedding essentials (it happens!), so do make a note to purchase them beforehand.

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Considering Singapore’s perpetually warm weather, look into mattresses and pillows that have cooling properties. The Spring Air Sleep Sense Innocence Mattress and the Linen Gallery Epitex Cooling Cryocool Summer Quilt are two such examples, and are also made to maximise your comfort while you sleep.

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Of course, sometimes that isn’t enough to repel the heat. Standing fans like the IONA 16" Remote Control Stand Fan are inexpensive options that provide a direct stream of cool air to keep you cool throughout the night.

Once you’ve got your bedroom essentials settled, you can now look for your bedroom accessories. To add a minimalist touch, consider the Muji Floor Chair, which provides a comfortable seat for your room.

Furnish your home at discounted rates with eCapitaMall

Psst, Qanvast readers: from now to 31 July 2021, get what you need from eCapitaMall’s Home & Living and Electronic & Tech categories at discounted prices! Here are the exclusive promotions to take note of:

  • Get $20 off (min. $100 spend) with the code ECMQVT
  • Get $50 off (min. $250 spend) with the code QANVAST
  • Get $100 off (min. $500 spend) with the code ECMXQVT

Bonus: purchases from selected retailers come with free delivery, so rest assured that everything will be delivered right to your doorstep. Additionally, if you’re an existing CapitaLand member, these purchases will also net you 5 Star$ for every $1 spent, which you can use to reap even more rewards!

Head on over to eCapitaMall's website to check out the full list of items on sale now!

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