This printable New Home Necessities Checklist is brought to you in collaboration with Swiffer.
As many of you know, we recently made a BIG move (read more about it here: Out with the Old, In with the New)! Downsizing from a 2500 sq. foot home in St. Louis into a 1600 sq. foot home here in Rogersville, MO. When downsizing (and moving), you do a lot of purging — and that is exactly what we did. We probably tossed things we could’ve kept, but towards the end of the chaos, you just want it to be over. Can I get a witness?
However, this list of new home must-haves came in handy as we settled into our new home.
This checklist is GREAT for first-time home buyers and when you move into your first apartment. Trust me, I wish I had this when my sister and I moved into our very first apartment. We probably made a couple of dozen trips to the store due to constantly thinking of things we needed. Hee-hee.
Lists are my jam — I use them for everything, so having a checklist is a lifesaver! I’m not alone here, right? From clocks to plungers to trash cans, they’re all necessities. Unless, of course, hanging a Walmart bag from the bathroom doorknob is your thing. Wink!
When you first move in, there’s always a lot of cleaning to do — and being the Swiffer fanatic that I am, those are a must-have. Why? Well, Swiffer products are easy-to-use sweeping, mopping, and dusting tools for virtually any surface of your home!
Using the Swiffer Sweeper and Swiffer Duster, I am able to trap and lock dirt, dust, and hair. I have a Swiffer Wet Jet too; however, I use the sweepers and dusters the most. My all-time favorite Swiffer product is the Swiffer Sweep and Cordless Vac.
And now that we’re settling in — I keep the sweeper and dusters conveniently located in a central location… and they’re used regularly.
Now that we have (engineered) hardwood throughout our home, regular sweeping is a must! Bonus Tip: Using 3M hooks inside closet doors is such a hassle-free (and damage-free) way to keep these types of items organized too! I’m not a fan of keeping my cleaning supplies in my garage, so this is the next best option.
Let’s take a look at this checklist, shall we? When picking up some things at a local home store, my husband noticed a tear-off necessity list that they offered to their customers and asked if I had seen it.
Me: “Umm, that’s brilliant. Let me take one of those.” (printable idea brewing)
So, I pulled this handy New Home Necessities printable checklist together for those moving into a new house or apartment. It’s broken down into specific categories and I added a few miscellaneous lines for those items that might not be applicable to everyone else.
I hope you’re able to put this to good use at some point — and be sure to share it with your friends and family who might be moving too! It really is a great resource.
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I’m excited to start sharing some pics of our new home with you soon… with the holidays and other priorities, it’s still a work in progress. Living in a ranch is awesome sauce, that’s for sure!
Hugs + Blessings,