10 Necessary items for your new home

Who doesn’t like new beginnings? Everyone does, and to make them even better, there should be a plan in mind. You found a nice cosy apartment or house to shift in and you are pumped up about it. Now, to stay more focused you will need to prioritize some items that you will be bringing in to your new home. Moving day can be a bit stressful, but with some preparation and prior thinking process, it can be a whole lot easier. To make it a smooth journey, listed below are10 must-have items for your new home, including TV, washing machines, utensils, etc, that will make your experience the best.

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  • Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning is an essential part of daily home maintenance. If you want your house to look at its best, you should ensure proper maintenance. For that matter, you need to have cleaning supplies. These will be necessary because you may have children who make everything messy when they play around. It can also be a possibility that you may live in a place with a whole lot of fine dust around and the last thing you want is your furniture full of dust. However, if you have the right cleaning supplies, you can keep your house in the best shape. These essential supplies may include:

  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Sponges
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Dusting gloves
  • Mop


  • Welcome mat

A mat for your front door is important for a couple of reasons. It shows off your personality and keeps mud and other debris from crossing the threshold. Have fun purchasing your rug and play with some cool funky colors or patterns that go with the theme of your house. A patterned map with zebra lines or polka dots may be exciting too. Make sure the mat doesn’t turn into a tripping hazard due to its texture. The best way to make sure that does not happen is by using a rug pad or gripper.

  • Cooking Utensils

You don’t want to stay hungry all day in your new happy place or you don’t want to go broke by ordering food thrice a day. These cooking essentials are needed every day even for the smallest of meals. These may include:

  • Tongs
  • Spatulas
  • Bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Pots and Pans
  • Baking sheets
  • Plates
  • Knives
  • Spoons
  • Whisks


  • Living Room Furniture

It is your new home and, understandably, you will have guests coming over every other day to either see your place or just for a fun hangout. To facilitate them with a cup of hot coffee, you do need some comfortable sofas with pillows and a fancy coffee table. You can go a bit extra by adding armchairs, stools, bean bags, etc.

  • First Aid kit

You need time to settle into your new home. Sometimes, the first few days may result in injuries to you or your family members. For such emergencies and slight inconveniences that don’t require you going to the doctor, you should always have a first aid kit at home. This kit may include bandages, basic creams, cough syrups, cotton, etc. You never know when they might come handy. Examples may include petroleum jelly, hand sanitizer, Detoll, thermometer, etc.

  • Tools

These tools can save a trip to the carpenter’s shop or some money you may give to the electrician otherwise. Many people have found a new hobby in Do It Yourself (DIY). They watch relevant videos on YouTube and learn to do a task. To experience the DIY, you should have basic life skills which most of us either have or master it by going through tutorials. Apart from that, you also need the right tools for the job so that you always have a way out of a dead end. Some of the common tools include:

  • Hammer
  • Plier
  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Duct Tape
  • Scraper
  • Cordless drill


  • Bathroom essentials

They say bathrooms and kitchen are the two most crucial places in a home that play a huge part in boosting its real estate value. Even after spending thousands of bucks on the home improvement, including bathrooms, you still need certain tools to get the best out of your washroom. This stuff may include:

  • Towel rack
  • Bathroom mat
  • Toilet brush
  • Plunger
  • Soapdish


  • Greenery

Be it artificial or real, a hint of green can make your house experience more excitement. Real pots may be placed in your balcony or your parking porch, or even on your stairs. Artificial ones would look good in your drawing room, living room or the TV lounge. You can even place a real flower-scented pot in your living room or bedroom to give a nice aromatic ambience.

  • Fire extinguisher

Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime. Whether it is an office or a house, you can never completely keep yourself from such hazards like fire or short circuit. “Whenever anyone I know moves, I give them a fire extinguisher as a housewarming gift,” says Nina Patel, a Silver Spring, Md., a homeowner who, years ago, accidentally set her apartment on fire with a homemade candle. By this example, we know that even the slightest of mistakes can cause a big mishap and if you don’t have the right contingency planning available you are prone to such mishaps. There are different types of extinguishers for different uses such as cooking oils, wood, and paper so make sure to check the one that you need accordingly.

  • Keys & locks

Last but not the least, there are security measures that you need to account for. Who knows, maybe your last landlord didn’t have trustworthy locks. Or maybe the digit code lock you are trusting has previously been hacked by a robber. But don’t worry, by just getting a couple of new locks from the store, you are all good. To add on to the security measures, you can even use CCTV footage cameras if they don’t cost you heavily. The new age has seen the emergence of smart home phenomena, which has already gripped the world. A number of companies are manufacturing smart home solutions. These solutions not only make life easier for the inhabitants of the house but also keep them from the hazards of fire, burglary, etc.

The Final Word

Adopt the easy ways mentioned above to make your new place better. Make a plan and add these must-haves along with a couple of other things that you want as luxury items. Don’t forget to enjoy this process as you will get to learn a lot. Take out your creative side and make the most out of it. You and your family deserve the best, therefore always make sure you have the right set of tools and solutions to ensure their safety.