Essential furniture for day one in your new home

Published: 23rd Dec, 2023

Author: Charlotte Burton

Essential furniture for day one in your new home

Moving into your first home is a big step, and figuring out what furniture you need shouldn't add to the stress. Furniture can take a while to be delivered, so it's a good idea to start researching this early.

Here’s a straightforward guide to help you get the essentials sorted so you can enjoy your new home from day one.

Must-Have Furniture for Day One

Basic Furniture and Appliances Focus on these essentials to make your house functional immediately:

  • 🛏️ Sleeping: A mattress is essential for a good night’s rest.You might also want a bed frame so you’re not on the floor!
  • 🍽️ Kitchen essentials: cutlery, plates, bowls, glasses & mugs, pots, pans, utensils, kettle, toaster, microwave, bin
  • ❄️ Appliances: If the place doesn’t come with them, you’ll need a fridge and freezer right away, then washing machine in the near future.
  • 🧺 Sitting and storing: Start with a sofa and something to store your clothes in, like a wardrobe or chest of drawers.
  • 🪑 Eating area: A simple table and chairs will do the trick for meals and more.
  • 💡 Light: Get some lamps if your new home doesn’t have enough light fixtures.
  • 🧯 Stay safe: Make sure you have smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide detector set up. Keep a fire extinguisher or fire blanket handy.
  • 🧰 Tools: A basic toolkit with a screwdriver, hammer, and measuring tape will help you assemble furniture and hang things safely.

Tips for buying furniture for your new home

Buying a home is expensive, so you might not have much money left over to buy furniture. Here are some tips to stretch your budget, or make do until you can save up some more money.

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