New House Checklist: 250+ Essentials for New Homes & Apartments

At last, you’ve found your dream home-congratulations! You’re very excited, right? So, you’re ready to move into your first home! But, I think you’re not completely ready. You need things to keep in your home. But what’re those things?

I have made an ultimate list of new house/apartment checklist. And I’m pretty sure that, this checklist will help you a lot. So, keep reading till the end!

New House/Apartment Checklist

new home checklist

Living Room

Once you’re moved in your new home, the living room is likely to become the most popular place of your home. To make it the best living room, fill the room with the right furniture and other items that I have listed.

  • Chairs, Sofa or others things to sit on
  • Coffee table
  • Television
  • Floor pillow
  • Floor lamp
  • Shelving Unit/ Bookcase
  • Area rugs
  • Candles
  • Wall Clock
  • Table Lamp
  • Side table
  • Hanging Hooks
  • Throw Blanket
  • Light Bulbs
  • Décor(throw pillows, curtains etc)
  • Lounge seating
  • End tables
  • Drapery Panels and rods/blinds

Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most-used spaces in your home. You need some kitchen appliances to make your kitchen perfect. Here is the list of kitchen essentials you need:

  • Cookware set
  • Drawer & Cabinet organizes
  • Knife sets
  • Paper Towel Holder
  • Basic cookbook
  • Canisters set
  • Pepper grinder
  • Pie plate
  • Spice Rack
  • Dish Rack
  • Food Storage
  • Kitchen Towels
  • Roasting Pan and Rack
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Bowl sets
  • Paper Grinder
  • Cake pans of 8/9 inch
  • Cookie sheet or sheet pan.
  • Shelf liners
  • Spice Rack
  • Placemats
  • Food processor
  • Square brownie pan
  • Cutting Board
  • Box Grater
  • Tongs
  • Kitchen Towels
  • Wooden spoon
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Trashcan
  • Silverware
  • Trash & Recycling Cans
  • Ove mitts
  • Containers
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Toaster oven or toaster
  • Coffeemaker
  • Hand mixer
  • Can Opener
  • Serving spoon
  • Zester
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Rubber & Metal Spatula
  • Lemon Juicer
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Thermometer
  • Garlic press
  • Teakettle
  • Two potholders
  • Rolling pin
  • Microwave
  • Ice cube trays
  • Flatware/Plateware
  • Whisks, ladles etc
  • Napkins
  • Magnet Hooks
  • Drying Rack
  • Salad spinner

Dining Room

  • 6-12 drinking glasses
  • 16 piece dinner Set
  • 16 piece Flatware set
  • Serving Bowls/ Platters
  • Coasters
  • Placemats
  • Salt and Pepper set
  • Serving utensils
  • Mugs
  • Cutlery set
  • 2-3 serving dishes
  • Napkins
  • Candles
  • Trivets
  • Flowers
  • Place Cards
  • Mirrors
  • Dimmable Lighting

Bedroom

  • Bed
  • Pillows
  • Mattress and box spring
  • Bedside lamp
  • Dresser
  • Nightstand
  • Sheets and comforter
  • Mattress pad
  • Hangers
  • Hamper
  • Full-length mirror
  • Trash Can
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Chair for Desk
  • Duvet Covers

Bathroom

You’ll need to access your bathroom from the first day. So, make sure to fill the bathroom with the essential items that I have listed below.

  • Tissues
  • Hairbrushes and combos
  • Soap Dish
  • Toilet Brush
  • Toilet Plunger
  • Air freshener
  • Trash Can
  • Shower hooks/rings
  • Shower Curtain
  • Shower Liner
  • Bath Rug
  • Tub Mat
  • Loofahs
  • Towel racks/bars
  • Tumbler
  • Toilet Seat
  • Shower rod
  • Over-the-door towel hook
  • Blow Dryer
  • Chair or stool
  • Overnight moisturizer
  • Aspirin or Tylenol
  • Fluffy Rag
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Neosporin
  • Razors
  • Cotton Balls
  • Hand soap
  • Body lotion
  • Styling product
  • Conditioner
  • Shampoo

Guest Room

  • Flowers
  • Room diffuser
  • Natural Light
  • Slippers and Bathrobe
  • Dimmable bedside lamps
  • Feather mattress
  • Pillows
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets

Laundry Room

  • Laundry basket
  • Drying Rack
  • Basic detergent
  • Bleach
  • Iron/steamer
  • Stain Remover
  • Ironing Board
  • Lint roller
  • Trash Can
  • Small sewing kit
  • sweater combo
  • Bowl or cup
  • Cushioned rug or mat
  • Utility Sink

Home office

  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Telephone
  • Computer
  • Notebooks
  • Notepads
  • Dictionary
  • Filling Cabinet
  • Calendar
  • Document Boxes
  • Magazine files
  • Pencil Cup
  • Desktop pen holder
  • Trash Can + bags
  • Mouse Pad
  • Stapler
  • Whiteboard + markers
  • Atlas
  • Label maker
  • Newspaper bin
  • Desk Pad

Study & Desk Organization

  • Desk Organizers
  • Calendar
  • Clip Lamp
  • Desk Lamp
  • Desk/Chair
  • Dry Erase Board
  • Laptop Accessories
  • Laptop Lock
  • Backrest

Entryway of the Home

  • Area Rug
  • Welcome Mat
  • Lamp
  • Key Hooks
  • Small table or bench
  • Hat

Closet

  • Mothballs for drawers
  • Shoe trees
  • Hand-held steam press
  • Shelf Organizers
  • Masking tape
  • Space Bags
  • Door Hooks
  • Diamond drawer organizer for socks
  • Accessory organizer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Shoe Racks
  • Double closet rod
  • Hanging belt
  • Tie rack
  • Cedar suit hangers
  • Cub storage units
  • Under Bed Storage

Pantry

  • Mortar and pestle
  • Rock salt
  • Shelves
  • Pepper Grinder
  • Paper Towels
  • Vacuum
  • Dustpan
  • Broom
  • Dishwasher soap
  • Pegboard for hanging mop, broom etc
  • Bucket on wheels
  • Wool Dusters
  • Small corked bottles.

Home Safety Kit

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Work gloves
  • Fire-escape ladder
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Plastic whistle
  • Radio
  • Solar Blanket
  • Gas and smoke detectors
  • Waterproof matches
  • Can Opener
  • Respiration mask
  • Sewing Kit
  • Lightstick
  • First-aid kit
  • Tool Kit
  • Wall-plug phone
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Biohazard bags
  • Duct Tape

First-Aid Kit

  • Scissors
  • Latex-free gloves
  • Square gauze strips
  • Ace wrap
  • Roll of latex-free tape
  • Roll of two-inch gauze
  • Tweezers
  • Tube of triple-antibiotic ointment
  • Latex-free band-aids

Smart Home & Technology

  • Router
  • Modem
  • Amazon Echo
  • Surge protectors
  • Extension cords
  • Smart Thermostat

Miscellaneous

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Small dustpan and broom
  • Surge strips
  • Window air conditioner
  • Fire Alarm
  • Basic tools including Hammer, Duct Tape, Screwdriver, Pliers, Wrench, Masking Tape and Knife.

I hope you’ve found my article on new house checklist very helpful. If you still have any question, please feel free to inform in the comment section.

 

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