List of Things to Buy When Moving into a New House

Items you might overlook in the excitement...

One of the most significant stages in people’s lives is moving to a new house. In fact, it is a dream of many families and couples. Every person has imagined how his or her dream home should look like, but it is not always possible to fulfill all the dreams. It seems that people would like to buy everything new when they start a new page of their life story in the new house. However, whether there is a lack of money, passion for the already possessed belongings or any other reasons, most of them prefer to buy essentials first. When you move to a new home and take only the most important things such as furniture, clothing, toiletries, you need to obtain a variety of other items required in everyday life. Since this list can be quite long and differ from one person to another, we have divided all these things into groups for easy consideration.

1.      Kitchen supplies

Since eating is one of the basic human needs, it is necessary to think about its preparation first of all. It is not enough to have a sink, stove, and fridge since it is impossible to cook and eat without dishware. Other important things you may need are according to are food storage containers, drawer and cabinet organizers, cooking utensils, cutting board, and water filtration system, different appliances such as coffee makers, toaster, or food processor.

2.               Bathroom supplies

When it comes to a bathroom, it is great to have a bathtub, sink, and toilet, but without storage space and hooks, it is impossible to achieve order and comfort. Other must-have items to buy for this room are a curtain, towels, and rugs, wastebasket, and toiletries, let alone less significant things including soap dish, tooth brushes and holders, air fresheners etc.

3.               Bedroom essentials

One more room which requires comfort and a special atmosphere is a bedroom. Naturally, in addition to such basic furniture pieces as a bed, wardrobe, and bedside tables, it is a necessity to achieve privacy buying curtains or blinds. Moreover, you are not going to sleep on a bare bed - a mattress, blankets and duvets, pillows and bed linen seem to be a necessity too.

4.               Tools

Despite the fact that a new home should look perfect on your arrival, you will still need a set of basic tools before you achieve its final look. It comes in practice that some rooms lack shelves or hooks, while your newly purchased decor must be arranged well too. Therefore, it is difficult to get a perfect home without making some changes there and a standard set of tools including a hammer, screwdrivers, a level, and others must be in every home, including a new one.

5.               Cleaning and laundry

It is enough to unpack a couple of boxes to understand that it is time to find time for cleaning. But how can you wash and clean without a mop and bucket, different detergents, sponges, cloths, broom, and dustpan, etc.? It may be a real challenge to clean everything without these things.

6.               Utility

It is not enough to contact utility providers to be able to use the services they offer. Is there any sense in electricity if you have no bulbs? In fact, think about buying such important things as light bulbs, batteries, extension cords, clocks, heaters, surge protectors to prevent night travels in search of shops working round the clock.

7.               Decor and accessories

Naturally, the first thing every host wants to do in a new house is to make it look perfect. Decorative items and accessories play a very important role in achieving this goal, so how can you avoid buying pictures, candles, photo frames, statues, pillows, and many other things immediately after arrival? It is a pleasure and a very responsible task for every homeowner.

8.               Closet organizers

One of the first things you would like to arrange in the new house will be your clothes. However, how can you do that without coat hangers, shelves, hooks, storage units, rods, racks and other things needed to bring everything in order? It is enough to remember a mirror to understand how important it is to get all these items as fast as possible.

9.               First aid and medical supplies

When you move into a new house, you do not want to think about anything bad, but life is unpredictable and it is of utmost importance to have at least a basic package of first aid and medical supplies. In case of emergency, you can feel more confident being prepared for everything.

10.            Outdoor basics

“If you are moving to a new house, not an apartment, you will probably want to make your yard convenient for a living too,” - says Nick, moving manager at California Movers “People usually buy some outdoor furniture, installing lights, some decorative pieces, and plant flowers and trees to make a curb appeal from their new home more memorable.”

Moving is always associated with purchases. Some things are forgotten or lost, the others get broken or are given to relatives and friends, so you need to update your belongings in any case. The list of things to purchase moving into a new home depends on every situation and family, but you should make a detailed analysis of the possessions first to understand exactly what is required to avoid buying spare and odd items. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on