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New Home Checklist: Post-Move Essentials

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New Home Checklist: Post-Move Essentials

New Home Checklist: Post-Move Essentials

So you have moved in?

Congratulations!

Perhaps it is your first time to be on your own and there are new post-move essentials that you need. We are glad that you are here. Our new home checklist includes everything from the essentials to some upgrades that will enable you to make the most of your house.

New Home Checklist

LIVING ROOM ESSENTIALS

The living room is one of the places where your family spends quality time together at home. It is, therefore, worth it to invest in appliances, furniture, and other pieces that will make this space as comfortable as possible. Here’s the new home checklist for your living room.

Appliances

  • Television
  • Soundbar
  • Streaming devices for your TV
  • Content and cord-cutting

Furniture

  • TV stand or media center
  • Couch
  • Coffee Table
  • Coasters
  • Other seats like armchairs, stools, poufs, and rocking chairs.
  • Side Table
  • Book Shelf
  • Throw Pillows
  • Throw Blankets
  • Area Rug

DINING ROOM ESSENTIALS

The dining room is another essential part of a home as it is where a family gathers to dine and have a chit chat. A new home checklist of post-move essentials will not be complete without the following dining room essentials that will make your family’s meals more enjoyable. 

  • Dining Table + Chairs
  • Table Runner
  • Table Cloth
  • Place Mats
  • Candles

BEDROOM ESSENTIALS

Nowadays, it is easier than ever to have a nice bed directly delivered to your new home before, during, or after your move-in day due to the new mattress companies budding online. The good news is that you will likely pay less than you would, walking into your local furniture shops. A new home checklist for bedrooms includes the following: 

  • Mattress
  • Bed frame
  • Pillows
  • Mattress pad
  • Sheet sets
  • Comforter + duvet cover
  • Full-length mirror
  • Nightstand
  • Lamp
  • Dresser
  • Laundry hamper
  • Trash can + bags
  • Curtains
  • Alarm clock
  • Under-bed storage
  • Fan + Space heater

CLOSET ESSENTIALS

A closet is an enclosed space covered by doors used for the storage of clothing items. Important files, documents, and jewelry are sometimes stored in the closet as well. Below is a new home checklist of closet essentials that you need to consider:

  • Hangers
  • Door hooks
  • Hanging rod
  • Shoe rack
  • Hanging shelves
  • Shelf organizers
  • Storage boxes
  • Door mirror
  • Drawer Organizers
  • Large bins
  • Space saver bags

BATHROOM ESSENTIALS

The bathroom can provide that momentary spot of solitude and a great space for unwinding from the stressful day with a good warm bath or a hot shower. This is why the bathroom is more than just another room in your home. It becomes a safe room.  

  • Shower curtain
  • Curtain rod + hanging rings
  • Shower caddy
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet paper holder
  • Toilet brush
  • Plunger
  • Bath mats
  • Bathroom scale
  • Trash can + bags
  • Candles or air freshener
  • Tissues
  • Towels
  • Towel hooks, shelves or bars
  • Washcloths

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

The kitchen is an essential space at home as it is among the most important places for communication, seating, and storage. It contains the tools and appliances needed for preparing any kind of meal. Without the kitchen, a house may feel empty and disorganized. 

Necessities:

  • Trash can + bags
  • Standing mat or kitchen rug
  • Step stool
  • Cooling mat
  • Magnetic hooks
  • Oven mitts
  • Sponges
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Dishtowels
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Drying racks
  • Can opener
  • Plastic bags
  • Ice cube trays
  • Parchment paper, wax paper, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap

For Eating:

  • Dishware including plates, bowls, serving platters, glasses, coffee mugs, and wine glasses
  • Silverware including steak knives, flatware sets, and silverware organizer

For Cooking:

  • Utensils including spatulas, tongs, whisks, ladles, and skimmer
  • Utensil holder
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Pots and pans
  • Bottle opener and corkscrew
  • Tupperware
  • Baking sheets

Kitchen Appliances:

  • Microwave
  • Oven Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Salad Spinner
  • Blender
  • Colander
  • Kettle

LIGHTING ESSENTIALS

Lighting is often an overlooked factor when furnishing a new home, even though it can define a space or room. Does a room receive a lot of sunlight throughout the day? If not, it might be necessary to install some lights that will brighten up the space during the day. If recessed lighting in your ceiling is not enough, you will need bigger lamps to keep everything well-illuminated when the sun is down. Also, it is a good idea to place a couple of table lamps for a cozy atmosphere at night. 

HOUSEKEEPING ESSENTIALS

  • Cleaning supplies including rubber gloves, stove cleaner, Clorox wipes, paper towels, Windex, and rugs
  • Fabric softener, stain remover, laundry detergent, and bleach
  • Washing machine
  • Flat iron + ironing board
  • Broom + dustpan
  • Trash bags
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Surge protectors
  • Extension cords
  • Lightbulbs
  • Flashlight
  • Matches 
  • Candles 
  • Batteries 
  • Photo hanging kit
  • Tools including a hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, box cutters, drill with bits, socket wrench set
  • WD-40
  • Duct tape
  • First aid kit

HOME OFFICE ESSENTIALS

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Computer monitor
  • Bookshelf
  • Filing cabinet
  • Whiteboard + markers
  • Trash can + bags
  • Surge protector
  • Extension cord
  • Office supplies including pens, pencils, desktop pen holder, printer paper, sticky notes, and batteries

ENTRYWAY ESSENTIALS

  • Welcome mat
  • Key hooks
  • Area rug
  • Small table or bench
  • Coat + hat rack
  • Mail organizer
  • Lamp 

SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY

Adding a couple of internet connected devices at home will make your life better and more convenient, giving you peace of mind whenever you are away from home. There are two essential devices you will want to add to your post-move essentials: a modem and a router.

  • Internet modem – It is usually provided by a cable company, though you will have the choice of buying your own.
  • WiFi Router –  A router enables you to connect to the internet wherever you are in your home through a WiFi connection. 

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • New locks – It is a good idea to buy new locks for your new home, as you don’t know who has duplicates of the keys. 
  • Security safe – Keep your valuables protected in a safe especially if landlords, neighbors, or handymen come in and out of your house.

These are some post-move essentials that you should add to your new home checklist. They will help you determine what you have to buy for your new house. For a safe relocation to your new place, look for a moving service company in your locality. 

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