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.
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.
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.
Essential Things You Need in Your New House
1. Couch or sofas
2. Throw pillows for couch
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
11. Water Dispenser
List of Things you will Need in Your Kitchen
14. Pots and pans
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)
22. Kitchen cupboard
24. Storage containers
25. Measuring cups, spoons and bowls
26. Mixing bowls
27. Opener and corkscrew
28. Cutting boards
29. Kitchen knives
32. Working table
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)
45. Hand grater
46. Sponge bowl
47. fuel for cooking (gas or kerosene)
48. gas cylinder or kerosene can
50. Matches/lighter and wick (for stove)
51. Market bag or grocery bag
List of Things you will Need in Your Bedroom
53. Baby cot( if neccessary)
55. Pillows and pillow cases
56. Bed sheets
57. Bed cover ( Blanket, duvets or Kilts)
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
91. Rugs (for living room, bedroom, small areas or corridors)
94. Art work
95. Bar cart
List of Electrical Accessories You will Need in Your New Home
97. Extension cords
102. Screw driver
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
115. Hand gloves
116. Trash cans (kitchen, toilet)
117. Trash bags
118. Stain removers
119. Lawnmower, weed whacker, cutlass or hoes
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
133. Window Blinds (for all rooms)
134. Shoe shelf
137. Watering can
140. Cloth rail
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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