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Moving to a New Home? A Basic Checklist of the Things You Absolutely Need

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May 15, 2023

Moving to a new home can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. With so many things to consider, getting lost in the chaos is easy. To ensure you don't miss any essential items, here's a basic checklist of what you need when moving to a new home.

  • Boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap

Packaging supplies is one of the most important things you'll need when moving. Boxes of different sizes, packing tape, and bubble wrap will help you keep your belongings organised and protected during the move. Make sure you have enough supplies to pack everything properly.

  • Cleaning supplies

Before moving into your new home, it's a good idea to clean it thoroughly. Ensure you have all the necessary cleaning supplies, such as a broom, mop, vacuum cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, and disinfectant wipes. This will ensure that your new home is clean and ready for you to move in.

  • Furniture and appliances

When moving to a new home, you must decide which furniture and appliances you want to take with you. Make a list of the items you want to keep and make sure they fit in your new space. If you're downsizing, you may need to sell or donate some of your belongings.

  • Utilities

Before moving in, you must set up utilities such as electricity, gas, water, and internet. Make sure to contact the utility companies and schedule service activation for the day of your move-in.

  • Keys and locks

Make sure you have all the keys and locks to your new home. If you're renting, ask the landlord or property manager for all your keys, including mailbox and garage keys.

  • Personal documents

It's important to keep your personal documents safe during the move. Make sure you have all the necessary documents, such as passports, birth certificates, and insurance policies, packed in a secure location. You may want to carry these items instead of packing them in a box.

  • Change of address

Don't forget to change your address with the post office and any other relevant organisations, such as your bank and credit card companies. This will ensure that your mail is forwarded to your new address and that you don't miss any important bills or correspondence.

  • Food and snacks

Moving can be exhausting, so it's important to have food and snacks on hand to keep you fueled. Pack non-perishable items such as granola bars, trail mix, and bottled water. You may also want to order takeout or delivery for your first night in your new home.

  • Tools and Hardware

You may need tools and hardware to assemble furniture or hang curtains in your new home. Ensure you have a basic toolkit that includes a hammer, screwdrivers, nails, screws, and a level.

  • First aid kit

Accidents can happen during a move, so having a first aid kit on hand is a good idea. Ensure your kit includes some of the essential healthcare items like bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers, and any medications you may need.


Moving to a new home can be a lot of work, but with this basic checklist, you can make sure you have all the essentials covered. Remember to stay organised, take breaks when you need to, and enjoy the process of creating a new home.


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