What To Buy For Your First House When You Move To Canada

July 08, 2021

If you've moved to Canada and have bought your first house, here are some of the practical things that you should buy first before moving in.

There are many factors that prompt individuals to migrate to another country. Setting aside politics, probably the best reason would be the quality of living in one’s target country.

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What To Buy For Your First House When You Move To Canada

    Things to consider when migrating to a new country

    Personally, I know many friends who have moved to another country such as Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Singapore, Japan, and Canada, just to name a few.

    I’m aware that it’s not an easy decision for them because that would mean leaving behind their loved ones, saving a huge amount of money for fees as well as the actual move, navigating through a new culture, and basically having to deal with a new lifestyle as a total stranger.

    If they have kids, it’s having to convince them that they have to leave their friends behind and finding a new school for them in their country of destination.

    In short, it’s starting all over again in a situation that is way beyond their comfort zone.

    Ultimately though, the advantages far outweigh the challenges so they went for it. Now, I’m happy knowing that they are successful in their respective countries. They have amazing jobs, they have new sets of friends, and they even have their own houses. Their kids have adjusted well to their new life.

    Consider Canada

    If you are considering a move to another country, Canada should be on your list of possibilities. When Mommy Khris and I discuss the topic of migrating to a new country, Canada is at the top of our list.

    Canada’s economy is booming, has free universal healthcare, is considered one of the safest counties in the world, has top-notch education, and has a reputation for being friendly and welcoming.

    The cost of living can be a bit high in Toronto and Vancouver. If you are migrating by yourself, perhaps start off with a roommate until you can afford to be on your own.

    If you are ready to purchase your home, then you should check out Whistler. Whistler is one of the most beautiful places to live in Canada. It’s a short car ride to Vancouver and has many cute neighborhoods to choose from.

    Whistler homes for sale are hard to come by right now, so get creative, look at off-market properties and use a well-versed agent that will find a needle in a haystack.

    5 practical things to buy for your new house

    Boxes of things when moving to a new home
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    When you have finally bought your own house, I’m sure you are all excited to buy new things to put inside it. Knowing where to start can be a challenge and may even stress you out.

    Here’s where you can start:

    1. Take it one room at a time

    Begin by focusing on one room at a time, so you don’t become overwhelmed. Start with investment pieces, a good bed, couch, and dining room table will serve you well for years to come. Investment pieces are the pieces of the furniture you use the most and have the longest life span.

    2. Don't forget home security

    You’ll want to keep your new home safe so invest in a home security system. With many options available, you’ll be able to find a security system that can keep you and your home safe at a price you can afford. A security system is something you buy but hope to never have to use.

    3. Buy new appliances

    Sometimes appliances don’t come with the new home. Must have appliances are stove, oven, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. If you can’t afford new appliances right now, you can buy used ones. Keep in mind that older appliances can be inefficient, and in the long term utility bill, it may be worth it to buy new ones.

    4. Gardening tools

    If you have a yard and grass - you need the tools to take care of it. There are many things to consider before buying your new mower. Do you want a push mower or a riding mower? How big is your area? Is it flat or hilly? 

    Consider an electric start over a pull rope. You will be happy you did. Every home needs a garden hose, weed-whacker, shovels, and rakes.

    5. Tools for your home

    Finally, stock your toolbox. The essential items to have in your toolbox should be a hammer, screwdriver (flathead and Phillips), power drill, tape measure, screws and nails, duct tape, pliers, and a staple gun.


    The thought of moving to a new country like Canada can both be exciting and nerve-wracking. It can even be more challenging if you are considering making the move as a family. You need to find a new job, a new school for the kids, and, of course, a new home for your family

    That’s why you need to be clear with your reasons for why you want to make the move. Better economic opportunities? A chance to pursue higher studies? Overall better quality of life?

    In the end, your answer will help you make the final decision.

    Practical things that you need to buy for your first house
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    1. Migrating to a new country is really challenging. I love the five things that you have listed. These are essentials and must be given a priority. I personally like the gardening tools coz I'm a plantita.

    2. Done reading this blog po. Talagang Canada is one of the safest countries in the world and ang ganda pa dito dahil they have free universal healthcare. True we need to buy appliances on our home and mga gardening tools. Mahirap lumipat Lalo na sa simula pero thanks for this blog very helpful po 🥰

    3. Moving into a new house can be exciting and costly. I like the idea of one room at a time

    4. Interesting post. My husband and I have considered moving but we hadn’t discussed Canada.

    5. This is always great to know. I'm sure anyone who is moving to the area will love this. I'll have to share this with a few people.

    6. Agree po hindi hindi madali ang pumunta ng ibang bansa andun na kasi lahat ng trials panibagong pakikisama natin kaya mas maganda maging handa and pag isipan muna ng mabuti. Anyway thank you for the tips po. Big help to those people na nag plan lumipat ng other country.

    7. Richelle Escat9 July 2021 at 20:53

      It has always been on my top list second to Japan, mainly because of the reasons you also mentioned in the blog. Thanks for the tips.

    8. Scarlett Brooklyn9 July 2021 at 20:54

      I really loved that they have universal health care system, and yes they are so friendly, no doubt people would love to move there.

    9. Migration is indeed a really big decision for a family. More so getting a house in same. These tips will definitely come in handy

    10. I have moved many times being from a Navy family but that was all in the USA. And I would think that would be such a hard choice to make.

    11. very helpful resource! always wanted to at least visit Canada, but i dont know about moving

    12. Canada sounds like a nice place to live. These are great tips.

    13. We moved recently from a country to another and than we changed few house till we found the perfect one. I can say that it's not easy at all and any tip and advice can help a lot!

    14. Great list! My brother and his family moved to Canada a few years ago and they bought some of these. -LYNNDEE

    15. My bestie and her family are planning to move to Canada this year! I need to share these tips with her. She'll definitely find this post helpful.

      Everything Enchanting

    16. I can't imagine moving, especially to a whole other country. These are all great tips though! Everything is possible and seems so much more manageable when you do a little at a time. Thanks for sharing!