80+ things you need for a new house
Are you due to move home and are feeling overwhelmed about all of the things you need to get for your new place? Knowing what to take with you and what to buy brand new can be just as challenging as it is exciting.
To help you out, we’ve created a checklist of all the new home essentials you need for when you first move into your new pad; be it a new build or non-new build, flat, terraced, semi or something else.
As obvious as it sounds, you need to take your existing belongings, the carefully-considered items you want to take with you, that this. While you’re waiting for all the necessary processes to be completed, you should ideally be using this time to sort through all of your possessions and decide what you want to keep and what you no longer need.
While this task may be a little time-consuming and be a bit of a headache if you’ve got mountains of things to sort through that you’re accumulated over the years, it’s definitely worthwhile doing. You’ll be able to move into your new home, knowing that everything you’re unpacking is of use to you or has sentimental value. These core items should be at the top of your packing list.
Identifying all the things you need for a new house is much more manageable when you’ve got a list that you can work your way through and tick items off as you go. This list of new home essentials is designed to help you get organised room-by-room.
You may already have a lot of these items or may want to treat yourself to some new ones.
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Fridge/freezer/fridge freezer
- Pots and pans
- Dinner set
- Table and chairs
- Mugs and glasses
- Cooking utensils
- Oven trays
- Rubbish bin
- Cleaning products – e.g. washing up liquid, surface spray, dishwasher tablets, detergent
- Scourers and cleaning cloths
- Kitchen roll
- Fruit bowl
- Blind or curtains
- Draining rack
- Washing up bowl
- Tea towels
This room is one of the more fun rooms to buy things for because most of the items aren’t based around necessity, but luxury and comfort.
Usually one of the smaller rooms of the house, you may not need to buy as much for the bathroom however, there are still some staple items you should invest in.
- Shower curtain
- Toilet seat
- Bath mat
- Toothbrush holder
- Soap dish
- Toilet roll holder
- Storage unit or cabinet (space permitting)
- Cleaning products
Some people’s bedrooms have more items in than others, it really does boil down to personal preference. There are still some staple things that can be found in most bedrooms though.
While it’s obviously not a room, if you have a garden, it’s an area you’ll want to maintain and invariably buy things for.
- Gardening tools (e.g. fork, spade, rake)
- Plant pots
- Fence paint/wood stain
- Table and chairs
- Outdoor lighting
- Gardening gloves
- Shed/storage for garden equipment
- Washing line
It’s always useful to make sure you’ve got everything you need in relation to core medicinal, safety and DIY items.
- Medicinal – First Aid kit
- Safety – smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
- Other home essentials: torch, DIY kit
- Boiler care package
- Vacuum cleaner
- Iron and ironing board
- Laundry basket
- Coat hook/racks
- Front/back door mat
This list is by no means exhaustive, but is definitely a great starting point for making sure you’ve got everything you need come moving-in day. Once your rooms are all set up, don’t forget to share them with us over on social.
Take a look through our customers homes for some inspiration to create your new home cosy and inviting.
Published: 7th June 2022
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