Things to Pack When Shifting to a New Home

Shifting to a new home is an exciting experience. However, this experience might get ruined on day 1 itself if you find yourself short of basic items in your new home. In case you're moving into an unfurnished house, this post will help you in prioritizing the things you'll need to pack before shifting to a new home. We've discussed all the basic requirements, from king size bed sheets to DIY tools that are necessary for your new home.

 Kitchen Essentials

You need some utensils to cook your food in or you'll have to order food from a restaurant. Even if you're going to have simple food, you'll need a few items such as frying pans, stockpots, etc. Also, you'll need eating utensils such as cups, plates, bowls, etc. A refrigerator is an essential kitchen appliance that you will use frequently. For the initial few days, you can choose to get some condiments and some pantry essentials that'd last for a few days until you're settled in your new home. The list below will sum the kitchen essentials for you:

  • Frying Pan
  • Stock Pot
  • Saucepan
  • Plates, Bowls and Dishes
  • Cups, Mugs and Glasses
  • Cooking Oils
  • Knives, Spoons and Forks
  • Napkins
  • Dishwashing Soaps
  • Trash Bin

 Bedroom Basics

You're going to spend a major part of your day in your bedroom. Therefore, you need to have the basic things to keep you comfortable. A good quality mattress and a bed sheet set must be prioritised. A mirror next to the wardrobe would be required for when you're dressing up. You may also buy a few hangers to keep your clothes organised. Here is a checklist for the bedroom basics:

  • Bedsheet sets with pillows
  • Mattress
  • Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Hangers
  • Bedside lamp
  • Chest of Drawers
  • A king size bed sheet  if you are upgrading to a large bed

 Bathroom Essentials

The bathroom is an important part of your home, and you'll need to have the bathroom essentials from day one of your stay. Remember to pack items such as:

  • Buckets
  • Bathroom Mats
  • Towels
  • Air Freshener
  • Toilet Brush
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Trash Bin

 Living Room Accessories

One of the first requirements would be curtains, which you'll use either for privacy or to enhance the look of the room. Therefore, you need to keep in mind your requirements while buying such things. Be careful in choosing the right fabric for the curtains, bed sheet sets, bolsters, cushions, etc. A valance or a curtain scarf would also enhance the look of your room. You may use the list below for a quick check:

  • Bedsheet
  • Pillows
  • Cushions
  • Bolsters
  • Curtains
  • Valance
  • Curtain Rods
  • Attachment Rings

 Other Items of Utility

Besides specific things you would buy for your new home, there are certain types of utility tools that you'd need for your home. LED bulbs must be prioritised for they'll keep your home well-put after sunset. A set of brooms, mops, and dustpans would also be a necessity to keep your new home clean and tidy. Apart from this, you'll frequently find the use of tools such as extension cords, batteries, locks, hammers, etc. For your safety, it is also recommended to have a First Aid kit ready at an accessible place in your home. Here's a list of important items to buy:

  • Torch
  • Screws and Screwdrivers
  • Nails and a Hammer
  • A First Aid kit containing pain killers, antibiotic ointments, adhesive bandages, antiseptics, etc.


These are the basic items you must pack. Besides these, there might be some personal items that you want to take to your new home too. Just plan it out in advance and you’ll be good to go (literally)!



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