Whether you’re flying the family nest or upsizing, it’s worth making a new home checklist of what you may need. While your new home will come with the agreed integrated whitegoods, and other quality fixtures and fittings, the rest is up to you. Here’s a handy line-up, room by room, of what you may need to bring with you on move day. Ready?

Kitchen and dining

New home checklist - kitchen

Kitchen table and chairs

Fridge / Freezer 

Placemats and coasters

Rubbish bin

Dinner plates and side plates

Recycling bin

Cutlery and serving utensils

Kettle and toaster

Glasses and mugs

Mixing Bowls – large and small

Fruit bowl

Set of good quality knives

Chopping boards 

Saucepans, frying pan(s) and baking trays 

Oven gloves and tea towels 

Sponges and Scourers

Cooking utensils – tongs, wooden spoon, whisk, measuring  jug/spoons and so on

Living Room

New home checklist - living room

Sofa(s) and cushions

Coffee table

Bookshelves or other storage




TV stand


New home checklist - laundry

Tumble Dryer

Washing Machine
Iron and Ironing Board

Indoor clothes airer

Washing line for outside


Dust Pan and Brush

Laundry basket

Cleaning Products 

Polish and Dusters 

Surface cleaners

Sponges, cloths and microfiber cloths

Air fresheners – spray or plug in

Glass and window cleaner


New home checklist - bedroom

Bed and Pillows 


Bedding Washing Basket

Wardrobe and/or Chest of Drawers 

Bedside table/cabinet


New home checklist - bathroom

Space saving storage – under bed / ottoman / footstools Tallboy


Bath mat 

Toothbrush holder

Toilet Brush

First aid essentials

Toilet Cleaner


New home checklist - other storage

Lampshades for throughout property

Spare light bulbs and batteries

Storage unit 

Torch for emergencies

Burglar alarm

Smoke alarm & carbon monoxide detector

Fire extinguisher/blanket

Files for important documents (bills etc.)

Basic DIY kit – hammer, measuring tape, drill, pliers, screwdrivers and screws

Step ladder

That’s a big list. To make all that decision making and associated expenses a little easier on our clients, we’re offering a limited-edition LIVE IN LUXURY $10,000 Showroom Voucher. Make your dream home even better with $10,000 worth of free upgrades.

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