List Of Must-Have Items When Moving Into Your First Home

List Of Must-Have Items When Moving Into Your First Home

Moving to a new home means a fresh start. While it can be one of the most stressful chores you’ve ever encountered, living on your own is such a rewarding experience.  This is when you learn to live without depending on your parents; you get to manage your budget and do anything you want.

When you move into your very first home, chances are you’re going to need a lot of items for your new house. Here’s a list of important things that you should prioritize buying before getting other items like an expensive couch or a TV.

List Of Must-Have Items When Moving Into Your First Home

For the kitchen

When you purchase items for your new house, do not forget these essential kitchen items which will help you survive your first few days:

  • Can and bottle opener – For starters, you might be relying on canned goods for the first month. Eventually, you’ll learn how to cook a good meal.
  • Pantry staples – Stock your pantry with black pepper, fine salt, soy sauce, dry pasta, rice, tea, cereals, biscuits, coffee and sugar.
  • Cooking utensils – Cooking sets may cost a lot. Buying a decent frying pan is good enough. You can fry eggs and bacon, and cook your veggies on your non-stick frying pan.
  • Tableware – You will need these items for serving your food and dining.
  • Fridge – Buying a brand new refrigerator is expensive. You can try to look for a second-hand one if you’re on a tight budget.
  • Kitchen towel and oven mitt – These come in handy when you’re cooking your first good meal.

For the bedroom

  • Comfortable bed – Purchase a top quality mattress and a bed frame you can afford.
  • Clothes hangers
  • Clothes hamper or laundry basket

For the bathroom

  • Toilet paper
  • Shower curtain
  • Plunger for cleaning the toilet

All around the house

Make sure you have the following items handy in your new house:

  • Cleaning supplies – cleaning agents for the toilet and kitchen, garbage bags, soap, sponge and dishwashing detergent.
  • First aid kit – Accidents happen; make sure you have something for emergencies.
  • Vacuum cleaner – A clean home should be your top priority. Make sure you purchase a vacuum to maintain cleanliness in your new house.
  • Basic hardware tools including a flashlight
  • A fire extinguisher


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