5 Things You Should Buy Before You Move

By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor

Moving can be expensive — even when you take measures to keep cost of moving down. And then there are just some things you can't put off buying, like toilet paper. We also found deals on a new vacuum, a window fan, and a security door stop, which are just a few of the home essentials you'll want to pick up before move in day.

  1. Dyson AM04 Hot + Cool Fan Heater
    Store: Dyson via eBay
    Price: $199.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $58

    Is It Worth It?: In the middle of a long day of moving you'll be so glad you bought this fan, which has no fast-spinning blades or visible heating elements. It's suitable for smaller rooms, includes a remote control, oscillates, and automatically turns off if tipped over.

  2. Bissell 3-in-1 Vacuum
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $19.88 with 97-cent s&h
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: It's bad luck to bring an old broom to a new home, and that superstition probably applies to vacuums as well; this vacuum can be used upright on carpet and bare floors or as a handheld for stairs and on upholstery. It weighs a mere 4 lbs. and features a dirt cup, crevice tool, and 16-foot power cord for a longer reach.

  3. Swann Doorstop Alarm
    Store: Fry's Electronics
    Price: 28 cents with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $7
    Expires: May 23

    Is It Worth It?: While we saw this alarm-enabled door stop for $0 after a rebate this past Black Friday, it's now just a mere 28 cents via this $6 mail-in rebate. A Editors' Choice deal, this stopper features a 110 dB siren sounds off when someone has opened the door.

  4. Roll of Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper
    Price: Free with free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: While it's common courtesy to leave a spare roll at your old apartment, some folks forget. Have this free roll of TP stockpiled just in case you find yourself stranded in your new apartment. You just have to fill out a short form to redeem this Editors' Choice freebie. This offer is limited to one per household, and order it now because it may take up to six weeks to ship.

  5. Nest Learning Thermostat
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $179 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $55

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice deal goes a long way towards helping you lower your heating costs. However, the savings start immediately, as Amazon offers this learning thermostat for $55 less than other retailers. Note that not all home HVACs are Nest-compatible, so click here to see if it will sync up before buying.

Front page photo credit: NJ 101.5

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