I’ve been moved out for around 7 months now, so I feel like I’ve got a good sense of all thing home by now. I remember a week before we moved in, I freaked out because I had no idea what I needed and forgot everything that you’re supposed to have in a house.
obviously living at home before, my parents were the ones that always bought things, so it was essentially a lot of silly things you don’t think about because it’s just ‘there’ all the time.
Thankfully I was lucky with my rented flat as it was pre- furnished, but I’ve also included furniture too because y’know, probs going to need to refer back to this at a later point in life when I move.
So any first time movers out there, do not fear! For I have all the items you need and also some recommendations on some places to buy for anyone with a budget.
- Door Mat
- Coat Rack
- Shoe Rack
Side note- this room in the house has so many different names its a joke. I speak to people who call it all different types if things; family room/ lounge/ front room/ living room. why is that?
- Blankets (necessary for binge nights and cold winters!)
- Coffee table
- TV Cabinet
- Dining Table
- Curtains/ Blinds/ Net Curtain
- Dinner Mats
I genuinely didn’t realize how many kitchen items I’ve accumulated over time (mostly unnecessary things like sundae/ milkshake glasses) But you have no idea how many things you forget you use on a daily basis until you’re about to serve your pasta and realize you don’t have a colander to drain the water with. 🌚
- Fridge/ Freezer
- Washing Machine
- Tea/ Coffee/ Sugar Pots
- Bread bin
- Dish rack
- Cutlery Storage
- Tumbledryer (not essential)
- Dishwasher (Again, definitely optional)
- Plates/ Bowls
- Glasses (normal/ wine/ champagne)
- Knifes/ Forks/ Spoons
- Cutting Knifes
- Cutting Boards
- Mixing Bowls
- Baking Trays
- Wooden spoons/ Spatula/ Ladel/ Wisk
- Can/ Bottle Opener
- Rolling Pin
- Pots/ Pans/ Wok/ Frying Pan
- Food Scales
- Measuring Cups
- Bin (preferably two for general waste/ Recycling if you have room!)
I feel like this is most self explanatory, however I did forget recently to buy toilet paper for almost a week and a half (dw, we were borrowing rolls from Mareks mum who fortunately lives very close, as to avoid leaving pee trails everywhere we went.)
- Shower Curtain
- Towels/ Hand Towels/ Face Cloths
- Bath Mat
- Toothbrush Holder
- Soap/ Dispenser
- Toilet Rug? What are they even called?!
- Medical Box (Pain Killers, Plasters, Savalon, Bandages ect.)
- Small Bin
- Storage (for pads, tampons, extra razors ect.)
My favorite place because bed=life, so invest in that shit. Let it feel like you’re falling into a cloud every time you climb into bed. You deserve it.
- Pillows/ Duvet/ Bedding
- Hangers (LOTS)
- Bedside Tables
- Dressing Table (if your lucky enough to have room)
This is all the other things I believe are essential moving in, but I didn’t know what other category to fit them in.
- Clothes Horse
- Ironing Board
- Dustpan and brush
- Rubber Gloves
- Laundry Bin
- Extension Leads
- Antibacterial Wipes
- Window/ Glass Cleaner
I feel like I’ve still forgotten things so if I remember I’ll update, but most of these things can be found for relatively cheap prices in places like Ikea, Matalan, And Wilko, all great quality!
Things I’d suggest investing a bit more in would be things like your pots/ pans/ wok/ frying pans, and your cutting knifes, because it starts to show fairly quickly if they’re not made to last.
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