Essential Items for Your New Home

Moving home can be one of the most stressful things you can do. After all, you’ve got to arrange viewings for your next potential home while trying to find a buyer or a tenant for your current home. But once you’ve found a new place, all the hard work begins, and you may find that you’re lacking some of the most basic items and more luxury electricals after you’ve moved in. So with that in mind, here is a brief rundown of some of the most important items you will need when starting life in your new home.


The staple of any kitchen, owning a kettle will not only allow you to make copious cups of tea or coffee for your friends and family, but also help make meals, such as pasta, rice and soup.

First Aid Kit

Usually forgotten, a first aid kit is a must in any home, because accidents, however minor, do happen, especially when moving house. Readily available and always affordable, a good first aid kit will help cover, clean and heal any minor wounds that you may get when carrying heavy bags and boxes into your new home.


Cosy, comfortable and an absolute must for any living room, a sofa provides immeasurable relaxation time. While some of the newer makes and models often come with a hefty price tag, second hand sofas are very easy to come by, and are much more affordably priced.


Once you have your sofa, it’s time to think about getting a TV, and while you can watch some TV programmes and DVDs on a laptop, it just doesn’t beat the simplicity and picture quality of a television. Whether you’re in the market for a brand new, state of the art plasma tv, or looking for a tried and trusted second hand box, a TV is a welcome and often affordable addition to any new home.

So there are just a few basics to get you started, and remember to shop around, and see if you can get any good deals on any of the above items, but do your research first.