Have you brought or rented your first home? It’s scary and overwhelming all in one, I know that feeling which is why I wanted to put together a checklist of the main items that you need in your new home.
With these simple items you can start to live in your new home and not feel overwhelmed or need to have the help of others just to live day to day. Well, on the first day at least.
First Home Essential Items You Must Buy
When it comes to moving into your new home there are a few things that you will need to make that transition smooth. Here are some of the items to buy for your first home.
Whilst it’s easy to remember some of the personal stuff that you will need in your bathroom, like toothbrushes and toothpaste some times we forget about the other basic items that you will need on your first day and night in your new home.
Here are a few of the bathroom essentials that you might need in your new home.
It might seem like something that you won’t forget but it’s surprising how easy it is to forget to take a supply of toilet paper to your new home. There is nothing worse than hunting for toilet paper when you already need to go!
Another essential item for the bathroom is soap! You need to keep clean and moving isn’t always the cleanest of tasks.
Prevent the spread of germs by having soap ready and waiting for anyone who needs it!
Towels; from paper towels to tea towels to hand towels you need towels in your home from the moment you walk in the door.
What sort of paper towels will you use?
You can get normal paper towels or more eco friendly paper towels made from bambo which are washable.
Which ones would you choose? I haven’t tried the bamboo ones yet but I certainly think this is a great option.
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Essential Items For The Bedroom
When it comes to the first night in your new home you want to feel comfortable and have a place to relax which is why the next few items are essential for moving into your new home.
Having a bed is key, I’ve tried the air mattress thing before and I can tell you it’s not the way to go!
Think about the things to buy for your new home with the intention, especially in the bedroom as long-term items. These are often not cheap and can cost a lot of money so you want to get the right ones first time.
You want something you like and fits with what you want your room to look like, don’t rush this part as you will want to make sure you don’t need a new bed in a few months down the line.
A bed is an investment and you want it to look good.
Some beds don’t come with mattresses, they are extra, you want to find one that’s comfortable for you.
We are all different and our needs at night are not something to dismiss, you want to get this right first time.
You can’t have the first night in your bed without having the essential bed linen for your bed.
It’s always a good idea to start with a mattress protector, this prevents your mattress getting covered in anything.
Sheets are next, you want to find ones that you are comfortable with, I love fitted sheets, I can’t be bothered with a flat sheet and having to tuck it in all the time.
Then we come to the duvet and pillows you need to think about the season you are in for the tog rate of the duvet the higher the number the thicker the duvet. The colour scheme for your room will help you decide on the bedding too.
Essential Cleaning Items
You are going to need these essential items for your new home, they will help to keep your home looking good and clean.
No matter if you purcahse a brand new home or a home that someone else has lived in you will need to do some cleaning.
You don’t know what the other person cleaned their home with before you so giving everything a clean is a safe bet before you start picking up any germs or dirt.
If you have floor suitable for steam cleaning then I recommend the Shark Steam Mop it’s light weight and simple to use.
Have a vacuum is a must especially if you have any sort of carpet. I love my Shark vacuum, it picks up so much dirt that I really can’t complain.
The cloths you use are important too. You can get some amazing cloths that are absorbant and great at cleaning.
I love a good microfiber cloth too, they work well and are easily washed and dried.
Bin bags: never move without a supply of bin bags, if you can’t find your bin or haven’t decided on one yet you can always have a bin bag on the floor a place to put the rubbish.
Essential Items For The Kitchen
When it comes to the kitchen there are some essentials that you need to think about for moving in day and the following morning. I know wome people opt for take-out for their evening meal but you will want to have some of the basics so you can make a hot drink or a sandwich.
I think a versatile piece of kitchen equipment is a kettle, it’s simple and practical.
You need something to drink out of, eat off and utensils to help make the process easier! It’s easier to start off with some basic items here because you are going to change your mind and you won’t need to spend much money to get the essentials for your kitchen.
Save money where possible and in the begining it’s best in my opinion to go cheap and cheerful.
General Essential Items
When it comes to the rest of your home it’s going to be the basics that gets you by the first few days and one item that you must check that you have is a selection of lightbulbs that will fit your current situation.
There is nothing worse than not having a lightbulb to see what you are doing in your home.
When it comes to moving into your new home there are a few essential or must have items that you will need to make the first day and night more comfortable.
You need to think about the different areas in your home and plan what you will need and what can wait.
Think about these key areas: bedroom, bathroom and kitchen these are the most important rooms and they have some key items that you will need to get through your first day and night in your new home.