Essentials Items You Need for a New Apartment or Home
Whether you are moving overseas, moving out of your parents for the first time or buying a new place there is a set of essential items you will need for your new apartment or home. A big congratulations is in order first! Nothing feels better than making a big milestone like this.
I did mine in a more extreme style, I moved overseas, moved out of my parents house and I left everything behind a part from a suitcase full of clothes. It was a pretty big learning curve too!
Here are the essentials list of things to buy when your are moving into a new house
One of the things I learnt is that in the UK it is very common to find furnished apartments (especially for a house share) or you can request that you landlord furnishes the apartment (this will be their choice). With a pre-furnished rental, you can expect the place to have bed frames/mattresses, tables, couches, fridge, washing machine etc.
With pre-furnished or house share in mind, your starting point is the household items that won’t come with the apartment or house. I have split the list into rooms, what essentials you should consider and nice to have items.
Psst… I have included a free spreadsheet at the end of the article which covers everything I mention in this article.
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Essential Bedroom Items
Other Bedroom Items to Consider
Other Bathroom Items to Consider
Kitting out kitchens can get expensive quickly, especially if you are like me and like all the expensive kitchen equipment! I always find the better quality stuff just lasts longer. For example a Kitchen-aid can be worth a small car but my first one was my grandmas which lasted over 30 years.
It’s easy to build upon on household stuff so focusing on the essentials will mean you can do your daily cooking and then add as time goes on.
If you are moving into a shared house the chances are high that the kitchen will come with basics you need. I generally bought things that shared houses wouldn’t come with like baking gear or a slow cooker.
Eating and Drinking Essential Items
Other Kitchen Items to Consider
My Favourite Kitchen Items
I have been looking at ways to improve my kitchen but also reduce my plastic and one time use items. These items not only reduce plastic but they are awesome and save you money!
Below is a comprehensive list of living room items but chances are if you are moving into a shared house you won’t need any of these items. If you are moving into a pre-furnished you will need to purchase things like a TV (although still optional).
Living Room Essentials
Other Living Room Items to Consider
New Apartment Checklist
Everything I have mentioned in this article is on this downloadable checklist. I hope this has helped you think of the things you need to buy for your new home. Anything I have forgotten let me know in the comments below!