The Brief and Only New Home Essentials Checklist You’ll Ever Need

The Brief and Only New Home Essentials Checklist You’ll Ever Need

Last Updated on March 5, 2023 by

At last, you’re signing the closing paperwork on your brand new home! Like you, many Americans are buying more new homes again. A study found that realtors sold about 811,000 new homes in 2020 alone!

You have some of your stuff, but this is the first time you’ve lived in your own home. So, what essential items do you need?

We put together a quick list of all the new home essentials first-time homebuyers need. Keep reading to find out what to put on your shopping list before you move in.

Kitchen/ Dining Room

The best thing about new home construction is that you’re the first one to use the kitchen! But, that also means you need to stock up on some kitchen essentials. Here are some things to keep in your kitchen and/or dining room.

  • Pots/pans
  • cutlery/utensils
  • dishes
  • cups
  • Garbage can
  • toaster

If you need to, consider some extra items like a microwave or a blender if you use those items often.


To get the best sleep you can in your new home, you need a few items. Here are the most important items to have in your bedroom.

  • Mattress
  • Bed linens
  • Pillows
  • blankets
  • mirror
  • alarm clock
  • dresser

Keep in mind that a cluttered bedroom could cause sleep deprivation, so try to keep it tidy, even while you unpack.


One of the most important rooms in your house is the bathroom. Don’t get caught without these bathroom essentials.

  • toilet paper
  • towels
  • toiletries
  • shower curtain/ rod
  • bath mats

A smart homeowner might also keep a first aid kit in the bathroom in case of minor injuries.

Living Room

If you have a living room or a den in your new house, you’ll need some things there too. Here are the essentials.

  • Seating
  • television
  • coffee table/ end tables

If you don’t watch TV, you can add other visual interests to the room.

Cleaning Essentials

When messes happen, you’ll need some stuff to help keep clean them up. Keep these on hand to keep your house clean and tidy.

  • vacuum
  • broom/ dustpan
  • toilet cleaner
  • tile cleaner
  • duster

If you don’t have your full cleaning kit when you move in, you can always call these house cleaners to help you out.

Other New Home Essentials

Some things don’t go inside your home, but you may want to have them in your garage or shed. Here are some of those other essentials you need if you have a yard.

  • Lawnmower
  • water hose
  • edge trimmer
  • rake

New Home, New Adventures

Moving into a new home seems pretty hectic until you settle in and unpack. But, starting a new life chapter in your new house is exciting!

Start this chapter off on the right foot by making sure you have all the necessary items. Keep this list in mind when you go houseware shopping.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you learned about the new home essentials every new homeowner needs. If you’re looking for more helpful articles about lifestyles, home improvement, and much more, check out the rest of our blogs today!

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