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143+ things to buy for a new house in Nigeria

In this post, we will look at the whooping 143 things to buy for a new house. This is a cheat list to save you the stress of brainstorming of what you need for your new home.

Moving from your parents’ home, relative, friends or a shared apartment to living life on your own in a new house is one marked phase in your life to independence regardless if the house is rented, bought, or newly built. It is an exciting transition that most individuals would like to successfully scale through.

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Perhaps, it is the time of your life when you are most probably interested in every item found in a home. You may probably be seeking out clues on what items you need by reviewing all your regular routines and habits per day.

things to buy for a new house

Of course, you wouldn’t fail to consult a close friend about where to find ‘what’ and how much to get ‘that.’ Every time you carry out an activity, whether you are visiting an ATM, getting an item in the market or visiting a friend at his or her home, your mind keeps racing back on forth, flashing on the big things and little things you need to get.

But as you commute home through the bustling city, endless traffic and unexpected events, an item or two quietly slips off your mind without you realizing. Your mental list crashes and there you go again, recalling, relisting and forgetting.

Now, where do you start?

Before getting into the perfect brainstorm that would leave you mentally exhausted, it would ease your mind to know that you have available a ready checklist of items you need for your new home.

143+ things to buy for a new house

Read up the list below to help you keep track on all the items you need to include and to help you draw a reasonable budget.

However, bear in mind that the items you need varies depending on the item you consider essential for your personal circumstances, type of apartment (Self-contained or Complete apartment), or your budget.

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Essential Things You Need in Your New House 

Living room

1. Couch or sofas

2. Throw pillows for couch

3. Television

4. Television stand

5. Coffee table

6. Side stools

Things you will Need in the Dining area/room

7. Dining table

8. Dining chairs

9. Table mats

10. Tablecloth

11. Water Dispenser

12. Napkins

13. trivets

List of Things you will Need in Your Kitchen

14. Pots and pans

15. kettles

16. Dishes (Plates, glasses, cutleries, mugs, teacups and saucer, serving platters, bowls, etc.)

17. Dish Drying rack

18. Dish washer

19. Salad plates

20. Baskets (perishable food items)

21. Microwave

22. Kitchen cupboard

23. Cooker/stove/oven

24. Storage containers

25. Measuring cups, spoons and bowls

26. Mixing bowls

27. Opener and corkscrew

28. Cutting boards

29. Kitchen knives

30. Blender

31. Tray

32. Working table

33. Colander

34. Refrigerator/ Freezer

35. Ice cube trays

36. Plastic Basins

37. Mortar and Pestles

38. Kitchen stool

39. Spatula, tweezers, ladle

40. Kitchen towels

41. Water storage containers (applicable to areas with irregular water supplies)

42. Drinking water storage

43. Food wraps (aluminium foil, plastic bags, wax paper etc)

44. Sieve

45. Hand grater

46. Sponge bowl

47. fuel for cooking (gas or kerosene)

48. gas cylinder or kerosene can

49. funnel

50. Matches/lighter and wick (for stove)

51. Market bag or grocery bag

List of Things you will Need in Your Bedroom

52. Bed

53. Baby cot( if neccessary)

54. Mattress

55. Pillows and pillow cases

56. Bed sheets

57. Bed cover ( Blanket, duvets or Kilts)

58. Closet

59. Hangers

60. Mirror

61. Cupboard

62. Alarm clock

63. Reading Table and chair

64. Reading Lamp

65. Clothes hamper

66. Ironing board

67. Mosquito nets

List of Things You will need in the Toilet

68. Toilet paper

69. Floor mat

70. Soap holder

71. Toilet brush

72. Hand towels (for toilet only)

73. Toilet soap

74. Toilet plunger

List of Things You will need in the Bathrooms

75. Wall cupboard

76. Bathroom foot mat

77. Bathroom towels

78. Bathing buckets

79. Hooks (for hanging towels)

80. Bathing soap

81. Body lotion

82. Bathroom mirror

83. Baby tub (if there is a baby)

84. Shower curtain

85. Shower caddy

List of Things You will Need in the Veranda/entrance area

86. Welcome mats

87. Door bells

List of thing You will Need in the Storeroom

88. shelves

89. Ladder

90. hangers


91. Rugs (for living room, bedroom, small areas or corridors)

92. Flowers

93. Vase

94. Art work

95. Bar cart

List of Electrical Accessories You will Need in Your New Home

96. Bulbs

97. Extension cords

98. Adaptors

99. Stabilizers

100. Iron

101. Batteries

102. Screw driver

103. Generator

Cleaning Supplies

104. Air freshener

105. Floor an tile wall scrubs (for bathroom and kitchen separately)

106. Mops and buckets (separate for kitchen, toilet, and general)

107. Liquid soaps (separate for kitchen and toilet)

108. Sponges (separate for kitchen and bathroom)

109. Brooms and brushes

110. Vacuum cleaner

111. Bleach

112. Duster

113. Dustpan

114. Rags

115. Hand gloves

116. Trash cans (kitchen, toilet)

117. Trash bags

118. Stain removers

119. Lawnmower, weed whacker, cutlass or hoes

120. Rakes

121. disinfectants

Things you will need for Security

122. Keys, Padlocks and chains

123. Surveillance camera

124. Dog cage (if necessary)

Safety tools You will need in your new home

125. Emergency kits (for disaster)

126. First aid kits

127. Smoke detector

128. Fire extinguishers

Other Important Things you will Need in your new home

129. Ceiling fan/ standing fan

130. Air conditioner

131. Clock for living room and bedroom

132. Camphor

133. Window Blinds (for all rooms)

134. Shoe shelf

135. Flashlight

136. Radio

137. Watering can

138. Hammer

139. Clips

140. Cloth rail

141. Calendar

142. Satellite dish and decoder

143. Indoor foot wear (rubber or crotchet flip-flops)

Life made easy!

The above checklist is a cheat sheet to guide you in drawing your list and budget. Don’t get overwhelmed by the long list and your limited budget.

Remember, most house items are acquired over time with careful planning and savings. So be prepared, budget wisely, save up and buy smartly to stock your new house with the essentials to make your perfect home.

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