Essentials To Have For Moving Into a New Home

Buying and moving into your first home is something that is so exciting. However, it can be just as stressful as there is a lot to plan and to organize. If you are a first-time buyer, then you need to ensure that you have all that you need for the home, so that the process can run smoothly and work well. It can be something that is very satisfying, but at the same time, can be hard to stay on top of, as there is a lot to arrange and to sort. Some things might come with a new home, such as kitchen appliances and built-in storage and closets, but some things won’t. Putting that in mind, here is a checklist of things that you will need to get for a new house. Furnishing will be up to you, but some essentials will be needed.

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Cleaning Products

From the day that you will move in you will need some cleaning products for the home. From bleach to antibacterial spray and disinfectant, you will need some products to help you to clean the home. Not only that, but you will also need to think about other cleaning products, such as washing-up liquid or dishwasher tablets and salts. Getting laundry products is a must too, so that you can move in and get on with things as normal. Having a collection ready to move into the house can be a big help.


Having a toolset is a must for any homeowner. Even if you have moved into a new build home, there are a variety of different things to consider. For example, you might want to put up some photo frames or mirrors, or perhaps some new shelving on the wall. All of those things will need tools like drills, and perhaps things like screwdrivers. If you don’t know what the best drill to get is, then you could source the information online. Just make sure that you have some tools when you move in, otherwise it could make completing the home much more difficult. You could also get things like a ladder to have in, as well as an extension lead or two. You never know just how much electrical sockets there will be or where they will be placed in a room. So an extension cable can be flexible to help right as you move in.

Safety Equipment

Some homes will come with fire alarms already, however they may not be connected or may not have batteries in. So that is something that you need to remember right when you move in, because you need to always be safe. You should also consider something like a carbon monoxide alarm, as well as things like fire blankets or a fire extinguisher. Of course, the latter aren’t a necessity, but they can be helpful. Lightbulbs and spares can be considered an aspect of safety for moving in, especially if you are moving home in the winter months. 

First Aid and Health

When you move in, especially if you are planning some DIY, you will need to think about having things in so that you can keep safe and well. A first aid kit is a necessity, as well as things like bandages and painkillers in. If you have medications or allergies, then having enough medication to cover you for a while is helpful. This is going to be extra important if you are moving somewhere new and need some time to get registered with a doctor, and so on. A thermometer, scissors, pens, paper, and tape are all good things to have in for when you move in too, as well as a notebook or paper, to keep track of things and write things down.

There are a number of things that you will need to get for a home, but a lot of them can be collected over time, or just bought as and when you need them. Having some basics in can help you to make the house really into a home, and they’ll help you to take care of your home, as well as those in it. One last point to note before you move in is that you should remember to sort out your bills before you start to move in. Getting your broadband sorted, as well as gas, electric, and water is a must so that you can just get on with things when you move in. Is there anything else that you would add to the list?


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