Aug 08, 2019
The reasons for moving into a new house are endless. Perhaps you have taken the leap and moved out of your parents’ place, are upgrading from an apartment, or are looking for more rooms for your growing family to fill. Whatever you are looking for from your space, one thing is certain. You will need to furnish your new home.
Bringing a life-time of stuff with you? Completely starting from scratch? Or, maybe moving into your new house has provided you with the perfect excuse to re-decorate? In any case, while you’re busy packing your Grandma’s china or your board game collection, we were busy creating this move in checklist so that you can stay organized while packing the necessities.
Does your new home have granite tiling instead of carpet? Or stairs where before you were on one level? Maybe your space has expanded, and you will need to upgrade your cleaning products. To be sure you have what you need to freshen up your new home, make sure you bring or buy:
Home Makeover Supplies
If your new house is going to require a makeover, starting with a new coat of paint echoing your unique style, make sure your DIY list includes:
Home Renovation Supplies
Over time, the renovations in your new home may be large or small. At the bare minimum you will want to be prepared for any “we better fix that” moving moments. If you don’t have a basic toolkit, here are the starter essentials:
Make your space truly yours with the décor. You might be transferring your previous decorative items from your old house, but maybe you need a full set of home furnishings, are looking to revamp your style or have bigger rooms to fill. To be sure you make your house a home, think about:
Does your new house have a kitchen that you can’t wait to take for a test-drive? You might be a culinary aficionado and have all the kitchen essentials and more. Or maybe you are just starting out and cooking isn’t really your thing, but you are willing to learn. To be sure you have your kitchen necessities covered, start with:
Believe us, you’ll want a goodnight’s sleep once you’ve finished moving into your new home. But before you are bedtime ready, you may need to consider what your new space needs. Has as your bed-size increased? Or do you have a guest room and children’s rooms that need furnishing? Before turning in for the night, ensure you have:
Bathroom Supplies and Toiletries
Maybe you are transitioning from an apartment to a house and have more bathrooms to outfit, perhaps you want your new bathroom to start off with a clean slate or had to leave certain items at your old place. Outfit this room/s with:
Moving raises a unique opportunity to go through everything you own, purge the things you don’t use, and organize everything in your new house. Make sure you have the storage solutions you’ll need in the new space. For instance, are you downsizing and in need of ultra-organization? Or perhaps you have bonus storage rooms or walk-in closets. Either way, think about your space vs. your things when including:
Kids & Pet Proofing Supplies
We all know that kids and pets are constantly seeking adventures. You’ll want to rest easy knowing your little ones are safe as they explore your new home, and that your fur-babies are fed-and-watered (especially if they are coming into a new type of space). Pack these essentials:
Are the fire safety measures in your new house up-to-par? Make sure you have the following for each floor:
Bonus Tip: Transfer Utilities and Connect T.V. & Internet
While utilities, T.V. and Internet don’t necessarily fall in the category of things you need to buy, they are typically high on the priority list of things to get set-up for your new home. Make sure you’re not caught without electricity or wi-fi by arranging for utilities, T.V. and Internet to be set-up ahead of time. Make enjoyable as possible Check out our Your 6-Week Planner: Preparing for Moving Day post for further organizational insight.
We hope our furnishing your new home checklist helps you tick off some of those moving day to-do’s. For more tips and tricks, or to learn how AMJ Campbell can help make moving seamless and stress-free, visit a location near you.