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Cost of moving: Appliances that make home living easier

A toaster may be a good addition to the kitchen.

A toaster may be a good addition to the kitchen.

The moving process involves packing all of your items, giving them to your moving company and then bringing everything into your new home. While your current belongings takes care of most of your needs, you may want to keep a look-out for other appliances that you will need. There are many options that could make your life at home easier, and they aren't particularly expensive.

The kitchen is where many items will help make the food preparation process much easier. Whether it is something simple, or more extravagant, counter top appliances can make cooking simpler and less stressful. A toaster is a common item, but if your option from your old home has seen better days, picking up another may be a good idea. These cost $20 to $30 if you don't want to spend for a high-end model. If you prefer to get a toaster oven, it could cost a bit more.

If you and your family are working during the day and you need a cheaper alternative to grabbing caffeinated drinks when going to work, adding a coffee machine to your kitchen may be the answer. These may be a bit more expensive - $40 to $90 - but this will likely save you more money than going to the local coffee shop to grab a cup.

Some items help with kids' needs
If you don't have a blender, it may be a good idea to look at an affordable option. These typically cost around $30 to $40 for a standard model, and you will be able to create fruit drinks or prepare food with it. Additionally, it may be a good idea to have if there are children around, as you can not only make them healthy drink options, but you can also make treats such as milkshakes whenever you want.

An electric soap dispenser could help keep your younger kids from getting germs around your sink area. Additionally, this may be a good option to ensure they don't use up the soap in one instance. The touchless options don't have to be expensive, and can be purchased between $30 and $50. Helping keep your kids healthy while teaching them good habits may not be a bad choice, especially with them adjusting to a new home setting.