List of Things to Buy When Moving Into a house

Even if you are moving into your first house, some household items are relatively easy to remember. However, there are many small things that you probably won’t think of immediately. To ease your transition and help you make your new place feel like home, here are a few important but easy to overlook items.


The kitchen area

In many homes, kitchens involve more easy-to-overlook items than the other areas. Since you require most of these items for cooking, you may have to make a quick trip to the local store halfway through a recipe if you don’t identify what you need to get beforehand. To avoid any culinary disaster, make sure you buy the following for your kitchen:
• A wooden spoon, spatula, ladles, whisks, and tongs
• Oven mitts
• Mixing bowls
• Measuring cups and spoons
• Trash and recycling cans
• A can and bottle opener
• Dish soap and scrubbers
• Cutting boards

The living room

When it comes to the living room, there’s a lot you can survive without. However, you’ll probably want a few quintessential items around to ensure your main living area looks and feels more like home, including:
• Lighting fixtures like table lamps and floor lamps
• Coasters
• Wall décor or decorative pieces of artwork
• A small TV cabinet, preferably one with some storage space

The bedroom

Although a bed and some bedding are probably the most important items for the bedroom, they do not cover all you’ll need. Here are some commonly forgotten items that will help you enhance your bedroom:
• A full-length mirror
• Cloth hangers
• Chair and desk
• Hamper
• Lamp
• An alarm clock

The bathroom

With so many small items to think of, bathrooms have some of the most overlooked necessities. Here’s what you wouldn’t want to forget:
• Bath mats
• Shower curtain or liner, and the rings to hold it up
• A trash can
• A plunger
• A weighing scale
• An over-the-door towel hook, just in case

The laundry room

Although not every rental unit will have a laundry room, you might be lucky enough to get a house that has one. If you do, make sure you buy the following:
• An iron box and ironing board
• Laundry detergent
• Laundry baskets
• Bleach
• Dryer sheets

Cleaning supplies

Even though they are to be used throughout the house and on a regular basis, some cleaning supplies are often overlooked when moving.
• Stove cleaner
• An all-purpose cleaning product that’s safe to use on both wood and glass
• Rubber gloves
• A toilet bowl cleaning product and scrub
• A small broom and dust pan
• A bucket mop


This category contains general but essential items to have around. You never know when any of them will come in handy. These basic tools include:
• A hammer
• Nails
• Flat and Phillips head screwdrivers
• A box cutter
• Duct tape
• Hooks
• Pliers
• Wrench
• Masking tape
• Extension cords
• Pens
• Candles
• Matches
• Light bulbs
• Flashlight and batteries
• Fire extinguisher
• First aid kitWith so many items to remember, we are likely to overlook some when moving into a new place. But with this checklist, all you need to do now is find a professional, dedicated, and reputable mover such as the Washington Moving Services team. Remember, it is never too soon to start the process of packing for your move.