New house Checklist – Everything you need when moving into a new home

By 21/07/2022Top Tips
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Moving into a new home can be exciting, but it can be a stressful time too. Not only do you have to balance moving your existing items but you also have to think about any new items that you may need too, especially if this is your first home.

In this new house checklist, we will be showing you the items that our customers have recommended to us when moving into a house for the first time. We will break this new house checklist down by room too so it’s an easy-to-understand checklist.

Kitchen moving checklist

The kitchen is often the heart of the home, forgetting to pack or buy certain items for your kitchen when moving could result in a disaster, so here are some of the items you will need for your kitchen when moving home.

  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Bin
  • Fridge
  • Utensils
  • Crockery
  • Tuppawear
  • Pots and Pans
  • Oven Gloves
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Tin Opener
  • Washing up liquid
  • Bin Bags
  • Baking Trays
  • Tea Towels
  • Baking Paper
  • Foil

The above items are more than enough to start when you move into a new home. Over time you may want to add more kitchen equipment but this depends on how often you cook and the type of food that you make. For example, you may want to add a blender or a food mixer if you find yourself making food from scratch.

Bathroom moving checklist

The bathroom is once again one of the most used rooms in your home, and as soon as you move into your new home it will be put into use. Here are some of the items you will need in your bathroom when moving:

  • Towels
  • Storage containers
  • Bathroom Mirror
  • Toilet brush
  • Handwash
  • Tooth Brushes and holder
  • Bathroom mat
  • Toilet roll
  • Bin
  • Cleaning products

At a minimum, you will want the above items when moving home. This way your bathroom will be ready to be used.

Bedroom Checklist

After a hard day, your bedroom is somewhere where you can go to relax and forget about your daily struggles. When moving in you will need the following items in your bedroom:

  • Bedding
  • Duvet and Pillows
  • Bedside Table
  • Bedside Lamp
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Mirror
  • Wardrobe
  • Curtains
  • Mattress Protector
  • Hangers
  • Ottoman

Your bedroom will be unique to you and your needs will differ from the next person, with that said the above items are enough to keep you functioning when moving home.

Living room checklist

The living room is somewhere where you don’t want too much clutter as it could cause trips and falls and it also makes your room look messier than it is. When it comes to the living room you should aim to keep it clutter-free. These are some of the items that you will need when moving home:

  • Chairs
  • TV unit and TV
  • Coffee Table
  • Bookshelf
  • Rug
  • Cushions
  • Lamps
  • Photo frames
  • Storage containers
  • WiFi router
  • Shelving

Utility Room Checklist

If you are lucky enough to have a utility room in your home you can keep most of the items that you will use to clean your home in here. When creating a utility room you will need:

  • Gloves
  • Cleaning Products
  • Plunger
  • Feather Duster
  • Polish
  • Wipes
  • Mop and Bucket
  • Hoover
  • Ironing Board and Iron
  • Dustpan and Brush
  • Bin
  • Bin Bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Floor cleaner
  • Clothes horse
  • Washing machine and drier

Other home essential checklist items

When moving home you will also want to take essential items with you that will make your move easier, these items include:

  • Paracetamol
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Nail Clippers
  • Pen and Paper
  • Sellotape
  • Packing paper
  • Shopping bags
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Torch 
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Tools
  • Step ladder
  • Tape Measure

What else should you do before moving in?

The above items are what you will need at a minimum when it comes to moving in. However, to make your move easier there are a few other things you can do before moving.

You should set up your TV subscription service and your broadband before moving, that way you won’t have as long to wait for an engineer to come out and set your system up.

Final thoughts

When moving home a moving home checklist like this one is vital as you can easily forget something as moving can be stressful. If you would like to use this moving home checklist then feel free to print this page out and mark them off as you go.  

As always if you need self storage when moving we have affordable rates on storage units and have various sizes available too.

Contact us today to learn more about our self storage offers.