For a newlywed couple, buying a home is an exciting process. The first home you may have had was a rental apartment or rental home, while some simply move from their parent’s house into their starter home with their new spouse.

When the first home you purchase together with your new spouse is the start of “ours” rather than “mine,” it can be an exciting and overwhelming new experience. You’ll bring with you all of the things you already owned, as will your spouse, but sometimes these things overlap or things seem to be missing from your basic needs.

Instead of trying to figure out how to navigate this new living arrangement on your own, use this guide to understand the five basic things all newlywed couples will do well with having in their first home together.

A nice dishware set

You’re used to using plastic plates or the occasional set of paper plates for dinner, but now it’s time that you get your hands on a nice dinnerware set that you can have for years to come. This is especially important for newlywed couples that may want to host dinner for their friends that celebrated them on their wedding day.

In addition to a beautiful set of matching plates (unlike your former collection of mismatched plates), you’ll want to get a set of glasses, silverware, and napkins that all match. Choosing a white set of plates with neutral silverware and glassware will give you a timeless collection to keep for years to come. You can dress up the table with seasonal centerpieces, colorful napkins, and matching placemats as well.

A really nice mattress

You spend 1/3rd of your day in bed and just like having a really nice office chair is important, having a really nice mattress is just as important if not even more. You’ll not only want a new mattress that offers a higher quality than your current used mattress, but you and your spouse will have the option to choose the level of firmness that works best for both of you. Make sure you research to see what will work best for both of you and don’t be afraid to spend good money in this area of things.

A tool kit

You are likely going to have furniture to assemble, photos to hang, and small repairs to handle around your new home. Make sure you have a great tool kit to keep around the house to make it easier than ever to hang up your favorite piece of art or to assemble your new couch.

A great set of towels

Don’t bring those dingy old bath towels into the home with your new spouse. This is the time to splurge on some nice bath towels that make your showers feel like a luxury experience. Get some really high-quality, deluxe towels that offer more absorbency.

A security system

There is nothing more important than your family’s security. Make sure you protect your investment by installing a home security system that will keep your family safe while at home and while you’re away. You can get everything from video surveillance to automated door locks to access from your smart device.

Make sure you get these five things when you get your first home with your new spouse and everything will fall into place once you get settled!


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