When relocating to a new home, you might want to make it as similar to your old place as possible in the hope of preserving some semblance to your old life and transferring all the happy memories, comfort and peace you experienced in your old home to your new one. Or you might want to make it radically different from your previous residence as a symbol of your fresh beginning in a new home, of the opportunity to start over and leave all the negative aspects of the past behind.
Whatever you decide, you will want to make your new place feel like home. To achieve this, you need to furnish your new house well, equip it with all the practical essentials and aesthetic elements that will ensure your convenient and enjoyable life after the move. So, whether you take your old household items with you or buy new ones for your new home, make sure that you have everything you need for a new home.
But what do you need when moving to a new home? A bed, a table with some chairs, a fridge, a microwave, and? Take a closer look at the following 6 lists to help you furnish after moving into a new home to make sure you will not miss anything essential when moving into a new place.
List of kitchen items for your new home
The kitchen is said to be the center of family life, so you have to make sure that your new cooking haven is adequately equipped and fully ready to welcome your loved ones for a housewarming meal as soon after the move as possible. Aside from the sink and the kitchen cabinets which should already be installed in your new home, these essential kitchen must-haves include:
- A cooking range
- A dining table
- A fridge
- A dishwasher
- A variety of small kitchen appliances
- Cookware, glassware, and silverware
- Kitchen utensils
- Cleaning supplies
You will find many other kitchen appliances quite handy as well such as a teakettle, a set of canisters, some coasters, and so on.
List of items for a living room
To make your new living room comfortable and welcoming, you will need:
- A coffee table
- A TV cabinet
- A bookshelf
- An area rug
- A couch
- Floor lamps
- Wall décor
List of bedroom items
You can’t do without a comfortable bed in your new bedroom, of course, but it alone will not be enough to provide all the comfort and coziness you need while you sleep. Here are some more practical necessities you will want to add to your bedroom:
- Bedside tables or nightstands
- Night lamps
- A full-length mirror
- Curtains and area rugs
- Dresser or wardrobe
- A linen closet
- A trunk where you can keep various small items
You can also choose to hang some family pictures or beautiful paintings on the walls to make the room cozier and give it a more personal touch.
List of bathroom items for the new home
Your new bathroom will undoubtedly have a shower, a sink, and a tub, as well as a vanity and a medicine cabinet. The other things you will need to supply:
- Shower curtains
- Bath mats
- Towel racks
- A mirror
- A wastebasket
- Plastic wash basins and buckets
- Soap dishes, soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, shower caddies, and other similar “auxiliary” bathroom items
- All the necessary toiletries, e.g., the specific hair, dental, bath, and body products you and your family members use on a daily basis
- Medication and first-aid supplies.
List of items for the laundry room
There might not be room in your laundry room for more than the washer and dryer, yet you will probably find most of the items listed below indispensable:
- An iron and ironing board
- A large bucket and a plastic crate
- Laundry baskets
- Drying racks
- Fabric-care products
- Various accessories, e.g., comb, a lint roller, a sewing kit, etc.
- You might also want to have a stereo or a radio in the laundry room to help kill the boredom when washing and ironing your clothes.
You will need cleaning supplies from the very first day in your new home. So, do not forget to get a vacuum, a broom, a mop, a dustpan, a feather duster, a toilet brush, an all-purpose cleaner, etc.
The list of things you might need for your new home includes many other more or less essential articles as well, such as electrical and electronic devices, lighting fixtures, desks, ottomans, hangers, hand tools, flashlights, fire extinguishers, a first-aid kit, etc.
If you have a guest room or any other extra rooms in your new place, you will have to furnish them efficiently and aesthetically as well.
The list of items for furnishing your new home can go on and on depending on your specific requirements and preferences. Now that you have read the 6 lists to help you furnish after moving into a new home, are you ready to move? Keep in mind that these lists are only intended to serve as a reference to help you draw up your own customized list of things you are going to need for your new home to make your new life more comfortable, and more enjoyable. And if during your relocation you are in need of a professional moving company, know that Cross Country Movers Group are just the moving company to help you move to and from anywhere in the US. We are looking forward to your call.