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RainbowRaine Thu 30-Jul-20 13:34:08

My DC is moving out soon and I'm compiling a list of household must haves to buy as a household essential kit.
So far I have

Cable ties
Gaffer tape
Gorilla glue
Emergency toilet roll
Set of Allen keys
All-purpose cleaner
Magic sponge
Cleaning cloths
First aid kit
Tool kit
Black sacks

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Finfintytint Thu 30-Jul-20 13:37:22


MaitlandGirl Thu 30-Jul-20 13:38:43

Fire blanket

TakeMeToYourLiar Thu 30-Jul-20 13:39:48


CarribeanPizza Thu 30-Jul-20 13:42:28


jerometheturnipking Thu 30-Jul-20 13:42:30

A lighter
Needle and thread/sewing kit

RainbowRaine Thu 30-Jul-20 13:45:24

All added to list, thank you.

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UselessTrees Thu 30-Jul-20 13:45:56

Spare lightbulbs
Radiator key

pepperycinnamon Thu 30-Jul-20 13:46:15

Pain relief

LoseLooseLucy Thu 30-Jul-20 13:46:33


ExtremelyBoldSquirrels Thu 30-Jul-20 13:49:06

She’ll need at least 2 screwdrivers: one flat head; one Phillips head.

Drain unblocker. I’ve had to use this on the showers in every single house I’ve ever moved into.

Love51 Thu 30-Jul-20 13:49:14

Don't you just acquire this stuff as you go along? I've never bought Allen keys they come in the flat pack!
Teabags, kettle, toilet roll though.

summersolstice43 Thu 30-Jul-20 13:50:11

Tin opener
Foil (the amount of times I run out is unreal)

FreezerBird Thu 30-Jul-20 13:53:09

The two essentials for life are wd40 and gaffer tape.

If it's moving and it shouldn't : gaffer tape
If it isn't moving and it should: wd40

Passmethecrisps Thu 30-Jul-20 13:54:42

Plunger! When I lived in rented accommodation I often seemed to find myself in need of a plunger yet I have never owned one.

A wee tool kit is great. I have vivid recollections of putting together a computer desk with a knife and a cast iron trivet.

Other than that I would suggest a bottle opener, some wine glasses and that’s it!

When I went to university my mum trawled charity shops for my kitchen kit. I had the most amazing selection of brown and orange pans and crockery. I suppose your kit will depend on what sort of accommodation she is moving in to

Passmethecrisps Thu 30-Jul-20 13:55:12

@FreezerBird that is amazing life advice. Stealing

mamakoukla Thu 30-Jul-20 13:55:35


Lweji Thu 30-Jul-20 13:56:24

OP, your list is hilarious.
I can't imagine he'll survive more than a day or two without cable ties. grin

Does your DC even want that list?

They'll buy the things as they need them.

Apart from the very basics, such as cutlery and plates, I'd say:
A wind up torch in case there's a power cut.
Fire blanket or fire extinguisher are good ideas. As are smoke and CO detectors.

Apart from that, they'll figure it out and do let them.

AdaColeman Thu 30-Jul-20 13:56:58

Tape measure
Washing up liquid

pepperycinnamon Thu 30-Jul-20 13:57:00


She’ll need at least 2 screwdrivers: one flat head; one Phillips head.

Drain unblocker. I’ve had to use this on the showers in every single house I’ve ever moved into.

And one of the other weird ones which looks like a Phillips head and isn't, I don't know what it's called.

HollowTalk Thu 30-Jul-20 13:57:09

I'd get emergency ant powder and mouse pellets, too.

Lweji Thu 30-Jul-20 13:57:25

Apologies for the stray "he". I shouldn't have assumed.

AriettyHomily Thu 30-Jul-20 13:59:35

Cable ties?

Don't you just go to the shop when you need this stuff and start a drawer of shite that may one day be needed again?

PoppySeedSaid Thu 30-Jul-20 14:00:52

Bottle of gin

mosquitofeast Thu 30-Jul-20 14:01:21

carbon monoxide alarm, fire alarm,

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