Things to Buy For Your First Home

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Knowing what things to buy for a first home isn’t as easy as you may think. If you’re planning on jumping online and ordering a whole lot of stuff before you move in, think again. Without a plan, you could end up missing essential items or ordering things you don’t need. You also may not have the budget to splurge on homeware if closing costs were more than you expected.

First time home buyer list of things to buy

The best thing to do if you’re a first time home buyer is to go through this handy list of first things to buy for a new home. Tick off the following items you already own or that are already in the house before you buy new. You’ll save money, and you won’t have excess items you have to sell or donate.

Kitchen/Dining

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Kitchen table
  • Chairs
  • Trash can & trash bags
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Can opener
  • Baking trays
  • Chopping board
  • Set of knives
  • Cutlery (knives, forks, spoons, etc.)
  • Serving spoons
  • Potato masher
  • Dinner plates, side plates
  • Glasses, cups, mugs
  • Measuring jug
  • Mixing bowls
  • Saucepans & frying pan
  • Serving dishes
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Bottle opener
  • Wooden spoon
  • Salt & pepper shakers
  • Spices & condiments
  • Placemats
  • Oven gloves
  • Tea towels
  • Cleaning cloths, sponges, and scrubbers
  • Washing up liquid
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Broom
  • Smoke alarm
  • Fire extinguisher

Laundry

  • Iron
  • Ironing board & cover
  • Laundry basket
  • Detergent
  • Drying rack
  • Pegs
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Floor and window cleaner
  • Kitchen and bathroom cleaning sprays
  • General disinfectant
  • First aid kit (plasters, painkillers, antibacterial ointment, etc.)
  • Step ladder
  • Extension plug
  • Spare light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Hammer
  • Measuring tape
  • Basic tool set (hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, etc.)
  • Flashlight
  • Candles & matches

Bedroom

  • Bed
  • Mattress protector
  • Duvet & duvet cover
  • Blankets
  • Pillows, pillowcases, sheets
  • Clothes hangers
  • Chest of drawers
  • Laundry hamper
  • Mirror (full length)
  • Wardrobe (if not included)
  • Shoe rack
  • Bedside table/s
  • Bedside lamp/s

Bathroom

  • Towels (bath towels, hand towels, and face cloth)
  • Towel rack (if not included)
  • Bath mat
  • Shower curtain & curtain rings (if needed)
  • Toilet brush
  • Wastebasket
  • Vanity (if not included)
  • Toilet roll holder, and toilet rolls
  • Plunger
  • Soap dish
  • Weighing scales (optional)
  • Plant (optional).

Living Room

  • Couch
  • Chair/s
  • Cushions
  • Rug
  • Coffee table
  • Side table
  • TV & TV stand
  • Artwork/photos
  • Lamp (floor or table)
  • Curtains or window blinds
  • Smoke alarm