Essential Items to Buy for Your First Home

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Buying your first home is an exciting experience. It is also a time for making lots and lots of decisions – how will you decorate, how will you arrange your furniture, and what will you need to buy before you move in? Here is a guide to buying essential items for your first home to make life a bit easier during this busy time.

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Your kitchen will be the room you need to buy most items for. Essential kitchen items include a fridge, freezer, cooker, plates, cups, cutlery, pots and pans, and utensils. In order to cook, eat, and drink, this is all you really need.

A fridge freezer is top of the kitchen essentials list, especially if you live in a hot climate and need to keep food and drink fresh and cold. It makes sense to invest money in a quality product that will last you for a long time and give you little cause to fork out money for repairs.

Consult online appliance websites and look at photos of refrigeration products that would suit the style of your kitchen and give you sufficient cold storage for your needs.

Cookers come in various colors and styles and are fueled by gas, electricity, or a combination of both. Decide on the size you require and whether you want it built-in or freestanding.


On the night you move into your new home, you will be glad you bought a bed before moving in – or at least a quality mattress, as you will be super exhausted from packing, lifting, and unpacking.

A comfortable mattress is one of the most important things you will buy for your first home. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to ensure you keep physically and mentally fit and healthy. The perfect mattress will support your spine, prevent aches and pains, and help you enter into a deep, rejuvenating sleep.

Along with a mattress, you will need linen, a quilt, blankets, or sheets that will keep you at a comfortable temperature during your sleep. Pillows are another essential and should be of top quality like your mattress. The right pillow will cradle your head and hold your neck in the correct position to prevent pain upon waking. Blackout curtains or an eye mask to shut out the early morning sun are an often overlooked essential.


Something comfortable to sit on should be purchased before the move as you really don’t want to spend the first night in your new home sitting on the floor. Order a sofa a few weeks before your move day and have it delivered to your new address on moving day. Ensure you have the measurements of your new lounge correct before buying any furniture. Take the room’s shape and size into consideration when you look for a sofa as a corner sofa or similar may not fit in the room.

A coffee table or side table can be a useful piece of furniture to have to prevent you from having to risk spilling food and drinks on your new couch or carpet.

As you live in your new home, you will get to know what items you require most and can take your time buying a style and design that suits you most.

About Amanda

I love to buy a lot of products for the home, and dissect them out. I split them into duds and winners, and share the findings here on my site. As a reader of my site, I'm aiming for your next purchase to be an informed and inspired one.

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