So you just moved. Sure, itís great to finally be in your new home. But what if
all your stuff hasnít arrived? What if you still need to buy some new things?
What if you need a new bed, couch, or dining room table? How can you manage to
live in an empty to partially empty apartment or house? These are all very good
and relevant questions. There are several things you can do to cope until
youíve gotten yourself completely situated:
If youíre still waiting on a bed and couches and have nowhere to sleep, donít
worry, thereís something you can do. Air Mattresses. These beautiful inflatable
inventions are relatively cheap and pretty darn comfortable. They take a few
seconds to inflate (most come with a pump) and you can go days before you need
to inflate them again. The best part of these air mattresses is that once youíre
done with them, let the air out, fold them up, and save them for a later date
(maybe when you have guests over). Hereís a tip: using 2 air mattresses on top
of each other is even more comfortable.
Food (only for those that have never lived on their own
Now that youíre on your own you donít have the luxury
of going downstairs and having your mom hand you a plate of food. No more
buffets of food ready for you like you had in school. The hardest part now is
knowing what you need. You know what you like but you never really had to buy
it all by yourself. The best thing for you to do is buy only what you need for
that day. After a week or two you should get a better idea of exactly what
youíll need. For the first few weeks make easy things like pasta, vegetables,
hot dogs, eggs, or even go out to eat. Donít over-buy and donít over exert
yourself with making fine cuisine. Youíre still getting your home together; you
donít want cooking problems getting in your way.
Tables & Chairs
The dinning room set is on its way, but what'll you do in the mean time? You can try having an indoor picnic. Just lay
a sheet on the ground and munch away as if you were in grassy green park. If
you donít want to eat on the floor, then you can always buy a cheap plastic
fold out table with a couple of fold out chairs or stools. These items can hold
you off until the real dinning room set arrives. And worst comes to worst, you
have an extra table and some extra chairs that you can always use Ė you guessed
it Ė when you have guests over.
With these tips, hopefully youíll be able to get comfortable in your new home
even without the furnishing a new home is supposed to have.