10 Household Essentials for New Home Buyers

Moving into a new home can be an exciting experience. From being in a new area to having a brand new property, you probably can’t wait to move in! However, as the moving process is never easy, this time can also be stressful. While you have to remember things like packing boxes, paying bills, and taking your kid to soccer practice, it’s very easy to overlook something. When your brain is scrambled from the move, you may forget to stock up on basic necessities. 

In this post, we’ll discuss a list of essentials to stock up on as you’re getting settled into your new home.


Moving into a new home can brighten up your life. However, you would hate to get left in the dark if you forget to stock up on lightbulbs. These supplies are a necessity when moving to any new home or apartment. Once you move in, make sure the lights work in every room. Then, take note of the type of lightbulbs you’ll need and head to a local store to buy a bundle of these essentials. You just never know when these bulbs will die out on you!

Toilet Paper

Toilet paper may just be the most important supply you’ll need in your new home. In fact, you should pack some with you on your first trip over to the new residence. If you have a lot of room in your home, stock up on a large pack. This can save you some money, which is important when moving from one place to another. Make sure to pack this necessity first so you don’t forget!

Paper Towels

Paper towels are another item you’ll want to keep on hand during moving day. Whether you’re eating a quick meal or spilling your coffee everywhere, you need a way to clean up quickly. You would hate to stain your new carpet or cause a big mess! That said, be sure to pack some paper towels on your first trip to the new place, and bring an extra roll if you have kids! Also, stock up on this item if there’s room.

Cleaning Supplies

While it’s always important to have hand towels or paper towels on hand, you also need other cleaning supplies. This includes products like all-surface disinfecting spray, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, and sponges. As you’re moving stuff around and your kids are running everywhere, a mess can happen at any time. If you have carpet, you should also have some stain remover just in case. A few other cleaning supplies to bring with you include a vacuum cleaner, mop, and toilet brush.

Pots and Pans

While you’ll probably eat pizza and other takeout meals for the first week of moving, it’s important to pack your pots and pans. These are essential items many people use in their everyday lives. That said, these are some of the first items that homeowners pack. Be sure to pack all of your pots and pans in the same box, and label it, so you don’t forget. Who knows, you might want a late-night quesadilla on moving day!

Dishes & Silverware

Dishes and silverware are other essentials you definitely don’t want to forget about. From your bowls to your forks, you’ll probably need these items on day one of your move. Make sure to pack these in a box you won’t forget about, and label the box accordingly. Also, if you have glass dishware, you’ll want to pack these essentials with care. You would hate to clean up glass when you arrive at your new home!

Laundry Detergent

Whether you hate it or love it, doing laundry is something most of us do every week. That said, make sure to stock up on laundry detergent. If you have the room, buy large containers to save money. You may have piles of dirty clothes on moving day, so it’s vital to have laundry detergent on hand. This is an easy item to forget about, so be sure to add it to your shopping list!

Dishwashing Detergent

While you may eat takeout Chinese food for the next two weeks after your move, you may need to do dishes eventually. When that time comes, you’ll need some dishwashing detergent. Luckily, you can find this essential item at most grocery stores. This is another product to stock up on if you have the room. You would hate to have a pile of dirty dishes on your first night in the new pad.


The moving process can be messy. From breaking a sweat to grabbing box after box, this can leave your hands and body pretty dirty. Make sure to pack hand soap and body wash right away, and remember where these items are located. If you need to buy new soap, it should be a top item on your list.

Trash Bags

Moving to a new home often results in piles and piles of trash. To ensure a clean space and less mess, always keep some trash bags near you. Getting to your new home without this essential item can lead to even more stress and frustration. Also, you’ll need a place to put all of those empty takeout containers!

While moving is exciting, it can also be hectic. With so much to do, it’s easy to forget about basic household necessities. To find peace of mind, make a list of the items above and take some time to head to the nearest store. Once you’re all moved and unpacked, you’ll be ready to relax in your new home!

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