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    21 Essentials You Need If You're Moving Away From Home For The First Time

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    1. One thing I desperately needed when I moved out was this expandable folder with 24 pockets because being an adult comes with a lot of paperwork that you can't just expect your parents to deal with - ₹648

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    2. Canned fruits, chickpeas and tomato puree will be your actual saviours so please invest in a good-quality universal can opener that will last you for years - ₹1,011

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    3. And this jar opener that will make sure you crack open every jar of store-bought achaar without breaking a sweat - ₹249

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    4. These best-selling baggie seals that will keep your groceries and leftovers fresh for longer in case you don't have airtight containers or are just too tired to empty your groceries. I used them to seal pretty much everything, from sugar to packets of Maggi - ₹70

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    5. These space-saving vacuum storage bags are extremely handy when you basically have to pack your entire life in two suitcases - ₹679

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    6. This home security camera with an alarm system is a great investment when moving to a new city. It is compatible with Alexa and also includes face detection and a 2-way talk feature - ₹3,590

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    7. These Command Picture-Hanging Strips (4 pairs) that will let you put up pictures without any drilling and hammering, which is especially useful if you're renting and can't mark up walls - ₹159

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    8. An adjustable shirt-folding board so you will actually put your laundry away instead of just letting it all pile on your bed - ₹699

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    9. This dish drying rack that fits easily in the narrow space next to the sink and comes with a tray and outlet so that excess water can run out instead of pooling on the kitchen counter - ₹398

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    10. This sink organiser tray so you can keep all your dish cleaning supplies in one place, especially if you live with roommates and hate when your provisions get mixed up - ₹189

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    11. A handheld vacuum cleaner so you can reach places like the back of your bed or the top of your cupboard and get it cleaned up every once in a while with minimal effort - ₹3,170

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    12. A nifty vegetable chopper that will give you perfectly chopped veggies in less than 10 minutes, which might actually make you want to cook for once – ₹219

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    13. This expandable drawer tray that will give all your cutlery its own designated space and you won't have to spend hours scrounging for spoons and forks. It is also super handy for a desk drawer so you can separate your office supplies - ₹825

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    14. An actual cutlery set to make sure that you never have to drink soup with a fork again. And it also includes a free set of 3 serving spoons! - ₹1,249

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    15. This cookware set with a tawa, a kadhai and a frying pan, and four different cooking spoons that will usually be the most you will need to cook a meal for one - ₹1,699

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    16. This dual-speed Wonderchef manual food processor that you can use to chop and slice fruits and veggies, and knead dough in no time. I used this every day to turn tomatoes into paste for curries! - ₹799

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    17. This pack of two pop-up ice trays with lids so you can finally get some damn ice without accidentally flooding your meat and pea preserves - ₹236

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    18. These skinny velvet hangers (Set of 50) so you can fit more of them in your tiny cupboards and your shirts won't slip off them either! - ₹1,479

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    19. This handheld steamer so you can still show up events and interviews looking crisp without running the risk of burning your entire wardrobe down - ₹1,299

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    20. This 6-piece fluffy towel with two of each kind because even if you can't do your laundry regularly, remember to always have a spare towel to change every other day - ₹1,189

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    21. And I cannot stress this enough, get yourself a damn stationery kit because you'll be needing it way more than you think - ₹293

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