Whether you are setting up your first home or you are looking to freshen things up, choosing the right appliances is as important for your comfort and safety as everything else. Appliances and furniture share an almost interdependent relationship – one can’t go without the other.
But after spending however much money on a deposit, signing documents, house hunting and closing the deal itself, you might be tight on money and tempted to dip into your savings to buy the necessary appliances. But you do not necessarily have to do that, as there are companies such as Aaron’s Rental Services that allow clients to rent furniture and appliances. Here a is a quick guide on how to properly equip your home with appliances.
Write Down a List of What You Will Need
The first step is writing down any appliance, whether major or not, that you think you will need on a day to day basis. While you could just buy them by memory, we all know how easy it is to misremember things. You can check an in-depth online to get a clearer picture about how to comprise a list of essentials before renting or buying the required appliances. But in the hopes of making your choice easier, here is a brief list of all the major, as well as secondary appliances that every home should have.
For the kitchen, you will need the following things:
- Major Appliances – microwave oven, refrigerator with freezer, clothes washer and dryer, range and cooktop oven, dishwasher (entirely optional), freezer (also optional).
- Accessories and countertop appliances – toaster, toaster oven, electric kettle, coffeemaker, blender, mixer.
- Cooking implements – while you will not need anything fancy, it is a good idea to have a few basic items such as frying pans, roasting pans, stockpots, saucepans, and steamers.
- Kitchen utensils – spice racks, silicone spatulas, canister sets, wooden spoons, spider skimmers, whisk, strainers.
- Serving and dishware – forks, spoons, dishes, small and big bowls, coffee mugs, teacups, serving platters to accommodate guests
For basic house care and maintenance, it is a good idea to have a vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan, brush, as well as a bucket and a couple of mops. Finally, make sure you have enough bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, bed sheets, blankets, and tablecloths to accommodate the needs of your family and potential guests.
Determine Your Budget How Much Space You Have
The next big step is determining how much space you have in your house. The majority of appliances, especially refrigerators and dishwaters, will take a lot of your space, and you do not want to cram them all together, especially if you are facing spatial constraints. Therefore, for convenience’s sake, do not bother considering appliances that will not fit. You can find out more about how to improve the workflow of your kitchen here.
After doing the proper measurements and having a broad idea of what appliances you will need to serve your day to day needs, it is time to set a budget. As we have mentioned in the introduction of this guide, assuming you are a new homeowner, the whole house buying process has probably taken a large part of your finances. Naturally, the best thing you could do is abstaining yourself from picking any fancy appliances and focus on those with day to day utility.
Another thing to consider is the fact that a high price is not necessarily correlated
with high quality. Thankfully, in this day and age, it is quite easy to find guides and reviews for every single product on the internet.
Going further with the budget issue, while it might be tempting to just buy the appliances, there are a few companies on the market that allow clients to rent (or lease) their products for a predetermined period of time. For example, Aaron’s Rental has one of the best business models in this respect. After the leasing period ends, the product, regardless of the type, is yours to own permanently.
As for the renting prices, they vary according to your location and the availability of said products on the local market. To give a brief example, if you live in and around the city of New York and want to purchase a portable dishwasher, the monthly payment will range around 120 dollars over the span of 12 months.
Figure out The Logistics
The next, and final step, is to figure out the logistics of equipping the house with appliances. The logistics include factors such as transportation, installation, testing, setup, the associated costs, whether or not you will need to rent a truck or move the appliances using your personal car, and so on and so forth.
Fortunately, Aaron’s Rental Services will help you avoid this entire process altogether. The leasing contract includes free transportation, testing, and installation of any type of product, whether we are talking about a refrigerator or something as simple to set up as a microwave. The employees are trained to assist clients with these things, except setting up water and gas connections, a task which you will have to handle on your own. By doing this, you could save the money that you would have spent on transportation and invest it in other things, like better furniture.
After purchasing or moving into a new house, the next big step is choosing and installing appliances to serve your day to day needs. Although some might deem this process as being quite stressful and arduous, with patience and careful planning, it could turn into an exciting activity. Make sure to read through this brief guide, and you will get a clear idea of what you need to do.