Essentials When Moving Into A New Home

Moving home is a stressful but exciting time. We find that often, the people who get it right are the ones who have done a lot of preparation and research, stay calm on the day and already prepared the essentials when moving into a new home. We understand that this can seem overwhelming but you’ll get it sorted in the end, no matter what problems you run into.

As professionals in the removals business, we have seen everything there is to see regarding the problems that people face when they move home. This can be an especially daunting task if you’re new to the property market or are moving into your first rented or bought home. The best way to know what essentials to have in a new home is by reading up on blogs from professionals (like us) who have seen it all. Alternatively, you can ask people who have moved out and talk to them about what they have missed, it isn’t uncommon for people to miss the same things.

At Macro Removals, we help people move out by offering our incredibly reliable removal service. We give out free removal boxes, have competitive pricing and free insurance. If you’re looking for a removals service, get in touch with us today.

In this blog, we have put together the essentials when moving into a new home, separating the basic items of each room.


Depending on whether you are renting a semi-furnished, or furnished home, you will require different items. If your room comes completely unfurnished, you will need the following furniture:

  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Sponge
  • Kettle
  • Drying rack
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen roll
  • Rubbish bin and bin bags
  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Tea towel
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Crockery and dishware

You will also need to pack the essential utensils:

  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Cutlery
  • Mugs
  • Sharp knives
  • Glasses
  • Can opener
  • Baking tray
  • Oven gloves
  • Colander
  • Measuring jug
  • Bottle opener
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula
  • Crockery
  • Scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Serving platter
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Pots and pans

Before you move out, give away all the food you already have, apart from what you will need on your first few days, such as milk, tea, coffee, bread and butter. Also, don’t forget to get the correct packing materials!


Your bathroom will need the least amount of equipment as they come with the essentials such as a toilet, sink and shower. Our list comprises of what you will need when you spend your first few days in your new home.

  • Towel
  • Hand towel
  • Toilet roll
  • Soap
  • Bleach
  • Toothpaste
  • Shower loofah
  • Bin
  • Toothbrush
  • Bathroom mat
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Toilet brush

Living rooms

A living room is your chance to get creative. Although this is exciting, you will only need the very basics when you first move out. Our list comprises the items the majority of people would find comfortable to live within their first few months.

  • Sofa/comfortable chairs
  • Television (with either a TV stand or a bracket to place on the wall)
  • Wi-Fi for the TV
  • Coffee table
  • Lamp


Again, the bedroom is somewhere that you will want to make your own, but in our list, we have the very basics that would suit the majority of people.

  • Bed
  • Duvet & pillows
  • Duvet cover and pillowcase/s
  • Curtains
  • A mirror
  • Bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Hangers
  • Chest of drawers
  • Bedside lamp


The best way to ensure that your home is clean when you move in is to clean all of your furniture and get it ready before the move. As a removals company here at Macro Removals, we make sure that your furniture stays clean, from your old home to your new. If you wish to be fully prepared when you move in, you may want to consider getting the following cleaning products.

  • Mop and bucket
  • Duster
  • Wiping cloths, sponges and scrubbers
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Floor cleaner
  • Kitchen and bathroom spray
  • General disinfectant
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Dustpan and brush
  • A clothes horse

Safety items

These are probably the most important pieces of equipment a home can have, but sometimes they get neglected.

  • Smoke alarm
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Fire blanket
  • Torch (incase of power cuts)

Other essentials you may need

  • Painkillers
  • Bandages
  • Plasters
  • Disinfectant
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape

Basic tools that come in handy

  • Light bulbs
  • Plug extension leads
  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers
  • Screws
  • Pliers
  • Batteries
  • Measuring tape
  • Ladder

There are more items that you may want to make your home… yours! This list has just got the essentials, including the basic tools and safety equipment that people forget about too often. One more point, we’ve compiled a moving house checklist to help our readers navigate through the process of moving home.

Thank you for reading our blog ‘Essentials when moving into a new home’. If you’re moving house and looking for a house or office removals company, get in touch with us at Macro Removals today!