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Old 02-16-07, 04:30 PM
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Buying a house! What do I need to put in it?

So it looks like we're finally going to get out of apartment living in June -- we just had an offer accepted for a house here in Madison. Never having lived in a house, what kind of stuff do I need to know? What kind of things do we need to buy that isn't need in an apartment (besides the obvious like a lawn mower, snow shovels, etc.)?

We're excited for so many reasons, but not looking forward to paying the property taxes. The property taxes here are almost double what they were in Michigan.

Any other advice is much appreciated too!
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bat cave?

probably dining set, couches and dvd racks?
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Window coverings. For God's sake, get window coverings. Don't prance around nude like my fat next door neighbour did for two years before she got blinds.
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Tools, and at least two ladders (one for indoor projects, and one for outdoor projects like cleaning gutters). A "jacket" for the water heater and a dehumidifier might also be wise investments, depending on the layout and condition of the basement.
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snow shovel?
whats that
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Wet/dry shop vac (you WILL need to vaccum up water at some point).
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Pets!!! Money, if anything breaks you get to pay for it. A generator but make sure you only use it outside. A bean bag chair. Get ready for the home improvement people.

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hookers and booze...have the house work for YOU.
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The first thing I thought of when I got my first place was "hmmm...where to put the 50" plasma?!"
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A fridge and stove would be nice to have. And a washer and dryer, unless you don't mind going to the laundramat. Believe me, you'll now find yourself buying a ton of things that you need. Welcome to house ownership!
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Did the house come with a bucket of truth and/or a hot chicks room?
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It's funny, I already have the majority of the stuff in my current apartment that's been suggested here: Servants, bat cave, stripper pole. Luckily in a house, these things can be expanded upon.

The house comes with all appliancles, all of which are no more than four years old, and all window coverings (blinds, at least). So I guess this is the part about home ownership that sucks -- who really wants to buy a ladder and a Shop-Vac, and clothing for a water heater? Seriously though, some good ideas. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by scott182
What kind of things do we need to buy that isn't need in an apartment (besides the obvious like a lawn mower, snow shovels, etc.)?
You need bitches. At least 8-9 stone cold bitches.

Awwww yeah.
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snow shovel?
whats that
Some people still use Snow Shovels for economical reasons, and for light snow. A Snow Blower wouldn't be necessary to use, if the snow accumulation is less than a inch.
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Originally Posted by Shazam
Window coverings. For God's sake, get window coverings. Don't prance around nude like my fat next door neighbour did for two years before she got blinds.
Hey! Some of us are proud to be plentiful. And quit lookin' in my windows, Tom.

But seriously ... if you have a housewarming, register at Lowe's.
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Originally Posted by SINGLE104
Some people still use Snow Shovels for economical reasons, and for light snow. A Snow Blower wouldn't be necessary to use, if the snow accumulation is less than a inch.

If there isn't enough snow to use a snow blower, then there isn't enough to shovel.

This past week I got to use my blower 3 times in 5 days. Pretty cool considering I usually only use it about 3 times a year.

BTW, I'm pretty sure twikoff was referencing the fact he lives where is rarely, if ever, snows.

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