Whether you’re moving out of your parents’ and into your first home, or moving from your current home to a new one, preparing for a new chapter in your life is an exciting time. Whilst there’s a lot to look forward to, there’s also a lot to do. And there seems to be an ever-growing list of things to buy for a new house.
New home checklist
We’ve put together this list of new home essentials to help you plan furnishing your new property.
Moving into first house checklist
Let’s start with one of the most important rooms in the house.
Coffee and tea
Plates, mugs and cutlery
E.g. fridge, freezer, oven, washing machine, dishwasher.
Things like frying pans, saucepans, oven dishes, sieves, baking trays and chopping boards.
Some things to think about are: spoons, knives and spatulas, measuring jugs, cheese graters, baking tools, tin/bottle openers, scissors and egg timers.
Things like microwaves, mixers, toasters, drying racks, slow cookers, grills and blenders.
Things like fairy liquid, washing up sponges, scouring pads, kitchen roll/reusable cloths, surface sprays and washing detergent.
Tea towels and oven gloves
Living room essentials
Something to sit on
A sofa set is a big investment and it may be some time before a) you find one you love and b) you can get it delivered. If you don’t have your sofa to start with, pick up some comfy camping chairs so you have temporary seating – you can get these in shops on the high street for pretty cheap. You can also migrate these to the garden once you upgrade to sofas!
TV stand or bracket
Bed and mattress
Duvet, sheets and pillows
Toilet roll and holder
Storage for your toiletries
Other new house essentials
As well as room by room home essentials, there are a few items that will either float around your house, live in hallways/cupboards under the stairs or in your inbox! Adding to our ‘furnishing a home checklist’, here are some other things to consider.
Home safety essentials
Getting insurance is usually one of the most important things to plan when you have your own home. It helps you sleep easy knowing that your home is protected against things like fire, theft and flood. There are a few different types of home insurance. If you’re a homeowner, you’ll probably need home and contents insurance, whereas if you’re renting your property, you may only need contents insurance.
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide alarm
Miscellaneous home essentials
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