The Essential Move-In Day Checklist

by | Mar 15, 2022 | Moving, Real Estate | 0 comments

Moving into a new home is typically an exciting and happy time. However, it’s also stressful to be well prepared when move-in day rolls around. This week, we’ve compiled a checklist of household essentials to buy before you move into a new home. 

Food & Cooking Essentials

Unfortunately, you can’t have t takeout every day, and plastic cutlery and paper plates only last so long. In order to be able to cook and eat, we recommend you come prepared with:

  • One week of groceries
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cutlery
  • Mugs
  • Measuring cups
  • Bottle openers
  • Tupperware
  • Cutting board
  • Baking sheets
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker
  • Blender
  • Spices

Cleaning Supplies

It’s more than likely that you’re going to want to clean up your home after the mess that moving in creates. A few essential items that will come in handy during your first few weeks at home:

  • Broom 
  • Swiffer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Duster
  • Vacuum
  • Paper Towels

Insurance & Safety Tools

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. When disaster strikes, you’ll be thankful you have:

  • Flood Insurance
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Surge protectors
  • A fireproof safe for valuables
  • A reliable security system
  • Fire extinguisher


When you need to assemble any of your new furniture or make quick fixes, the following tools will come in handy:

  • Assorted wrenches 
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver kit 
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Duct tape
  • Nails, bolt, and screws

This checklist is a great place to start ensuring that you’re prepared when move-in day comes around. Think we missed anything? Leave a comment down below!