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New House Essentials: Things To Buy Checklist For When You Move

You’ve taken the plunge and now you’re the proud owner of a new home.


For those who are moving for the second, third, or fourth time, this list will likely contain very few surprises. You will have amassed most of what you need along the way and will be more concerned with moving what you already have than buying more stuff. For first-time buyers, however, this list will prove invaluable.

The best way to use this list is as a prompt, rather than a catalogue of ‘must-have’ items. What you kit your new home out with is, obviously, up to you. Get what you need and forget the rest. To make the list easier to use.


Kitchen

  • Baking sheets
  • Bin and bags 
  • Bottle opener 
  • Bread board 
  • Can opener 
  • Chairs 
  • Chopping board 
  • Cling film and tin foil 
  • Colander Crockery (plates, bowls, etc.) 
  • Cutlery Drying rack 
  • Freezer 
  • Fridge 
  • Frying pans 
  • Glasses 
  • Kettle 
  • Kitchen knives 
  • Kitchen roll 
  • Ladle 
  • Measuring jug 
  • Measuring spoons and cups 
  • Microwave 
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Mugs 
  • Oven dishes 
  • Oven gloves 
  • Pizza cutter 
  • Rubbish bin and bin bags 
  • Salt and pepper mills or shakers 
  • Saucepans 
  • Scales 
  • Sieve 
  • Spatula 
  • Sponge 
  • Table 
  • Tea towels 
  • Tin opener 
  • Toaster 
  • Tupperware 
  • Vegetable peeler 
  • Washing-up liquid 
  • Wooden spoons


Bathroom

  • Bath mat 
  • Bathroom cabinet 
  • Bathroom mirror 
  • Bathroom spray 
  • Bin 
  • Bleach 
  • Body wash 
  • Cotton wool 
  • Glass cleaner 
  • Hand towel 
  • Hand wash 
  • Limescale remover 
  • Shampoo 
  • Shower squeegee 
  • Tissues 
  • Toilet brush 
  • Toilet roll 
  • Toilet roll holder 
  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Towels, bath and hand 


Living Room

  • Bookcase 
  • Coasters 
  • Coffee table 
  • Couch or chairs 
  • Cushions 
  • Lamp 
  • Rug 
  • Shelving 
  • Side tables 
  • Sideboard 
  • Throws 
  • TV 
  • TV stand or wall bracket 
  • Wi-Fi router


Bedroom

  • Bedding 
  • Bedside lamp 
  • Bedside table 
  • Chest of drawers 
  • Clothes hangers 
  • Curtains or blinds 
  • Duvet, sheets, and pillows 
  • Mirror 
  • Wardrobes


Cleaning and Laundry 

  • All-purpose cleaning spray 
  • Clothes horse 
  • Dehumidifier (helps dry clothes if no outside space is available) 
  • Dustpan and brush 
  • Feather duster 
  • Floor cleaner 
  • General disinfectant 
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Mop and bucket 
  • Rubber gloves 
  • Vacuum cleaner 
  • Washing machine 
  • Washing powder and/or liquid 
  • Washing-up liquid 
  • Wiping cloths, dusting clothes, sponges and scrubbers


Safety

  • Carbon monoxide alarm 
  • Fire blanket 
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Smoke alarm 
  • Surge protectors 
  • Torch


DIY Tools

  • Allen keys 
  • Batteries 
  • Drill 
  • Duct tape 
  • Electrical tape 
  • Extension leads for plugs 
  • Hammer 
  • Ladder 
  • Light bulbs 
  • Paint brushes 
  • Pliers 
  • Plunger Saw 
  • Screwdrivers (flat and Phillips) 
  • Screws 
  • Tape measure 


Outdoor items 

  • Gardening gloves 
  • Gardening shears 
  • Hosepipe 
  • Ladder 
  • Lawnmower 
  • Lawn edger 
  • Leaf bags 
  • Leaf blower
  • Leaf rake 
  • Pruner 
  • Secateurs 
  • Shovel 
  • Snow shovel 
  • Trimmer 
  • Watering can 
  • Wheelbarrow 
  • Yard broom

Although this is a pretty comprehensive list of new home essentials, everyone has individual requirements and their own personal needs.

Many new homes, for example, will already have white goods fitted, but not all. What you choose to take away from this checklist is up to you. All that remains now is for all of us here at Ivy & Stone to wish you a smooth move and years of happiness in your new home.

If you’re yet to move, come and register your interest with us. We have been helping people like you move home for well for years and we’d love to welcome you into the family.

Give us a call to find out how we can assist you, whether you’re buying, selling, or both.

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