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10 Checklist for Moving into New Home 2024

Updated: Jan 18

A new house feels homey when everything you need is conveniently placed and fitted. Moving into a new house is exciting but at the same time can be stressful. If you are over-thrilled or overstressed, just take out some time and go through the checklist we have made for moving into a new home. This will help you with packing and ensure that you don’t miss out on anything that you may need in your new place.


Have a look at the following and then you may categorize all these things according to various rooms and areas such as living room, kitchen, bedrooms, guest room, kids' room, storage, and balcony.


You have worked so hard for this day and finally, you are moving in there. So just relax and celebrate this historic moment in your life as we have done the hard work for you. All you have to do is to have a look at the following things and check them off as you pack them:


Checklist for moving into New Home

Here are the 10 things to pack for your moving day


Furniture :


Beds, sofas, dining tables, and coffee tables- these are the basic pieces of furniture to make your home feel complete. Also, add some storage cabinets in some places as you won't like your things to clutter and make a mess. Consider buying or making head-over cabinets to save space.


However, It's better to carry minimum items so that you can have space to add a few things later on.

Some other essential furniture to keep in mind is Shoe Racks, bookshelves, dressing tables, utility corner storage racks, bedside tables, study tables, and drawers.


Appliance :


AC, Refrigerator, Washing machine, Geyser, cooler, TV, etc., are some of the basic requirements. If you already have all these appliances, then it's well and good, but if you are going to purchase new ones, make sure these appliances are energy efficient and their style suits the theme of your home.


For the best ceiling Fans, we suggest you go for BLDC fans, which are reliable and can save up to 60% of energy. It can give you wonderful results in airflow and electricity bills.


Don't forget to keep small but very important things like doorbells, exhausting fans, and lockers in your backpack before moving in.


Lightings :


Lightings: No matter how well-ventilated your new home is, some added lights can always make it look brighter and more luxurious. Indoor lighting, ceiling lighting, track lighting, and ambient; choose these varieties of modern and elegant lighting to emphasize the decor.


Make sure you add sufficient lighting in your kid’s room, study room, and kitchen as these are the places where you will find the maximum requirement of light every day.


Kitchen Appliances and Kitchen wares :


If you are a woman reading this article, you must have already made a list of everything you want for your favorite place- your kitchen. Let us help you check your guide for moving into your new kitchen.


Some essential appliances are- a gas stove, induction, chimney, microwave, fridge, grinder, etc. Other things to add to your shopping list are a dishwasher, Barbeque grills, air fryer, toaster, and water heater.


Cleaning kit :


A new house may need some cleaning before you settle in there. You may have to keep a cleaning kit beforehand. Don't forget to keep brooms, wipers, mopping clothes, disinfectants, floor cleaners, detergents, liquid soaps, dustbins, and dustpans. Some additional buckets and mugs may also be needed for this purpose.


Furnishing :


Keep your home look well-groomed with curtains, table covers and table clothes, cushion and cushion covers, Rugs and carpets, etc. Choosing designers and handcrafts for this purpose will enhance the ambiance.


Decorative items :


It's your home where you find peace, love, and happiness. And that's why it deserves to be decorated in your own way. Make sure you buy some essential decorative pieces such as a wooden name sign, key holder, chandeliers, designer wall clocks, and indoor and outdoor plants.


Additional items can be wall hangings, candle holders, photo frames, mirrors, wall paintings, etc.


Conclusion


When you move into a new place, your house is a shell of what it will be. It is up to you to make it lively and comfortable. Through this checklist, we have given a comprehensive guide to all the necessary things for an ideal home. From choosing furniture pieces to choosing decorative art, there are millions of combinations to make in your new place. We have given you the overall framework and now it’s your turn to decorate and give life to your dream home.


FAQs


1. What do you need when you move into a new home?


Ans- Generally, you can never satisfy your home’s needs. However, some of the most essential things you will need when you move into a new home are a lock and keys for security, a first-aid kit, food and water, essentials for kids and pets, and all your necessary documents. Once you are done packing all these things, you may proceed to check the checklist.


2. What should I do 7 days before moving?


Firstly, you must relax and celebrate your achievements in owning your own home! Take your time and make a plan for packing and moving. Start putting the things in the “moving box” as and when you see remember. If you are planning for a housewarming party, make your guest list, call them up and decide the agenda for the occasion.


3. What should you not pack when moving?


Even though some items are necessary, you must take great care when packing and transferring them. Avoid rushing through the packing process and leave out any potentially harmful items like batteries, acids, gasoline, fireworks, fertilizers, and pesticides.


4. What is the luckiest day to move into a new house?


Every day is good for a new beginning. However, in India, people believe in organizing special events and occasions on auspicious tithi. “Grih Pravesh” is the first time you enter your new home and according to Hindu mythology should be conducted at an auspicious muhurta (time).


Astrologers and Vastu consultants can help you to predict the day and timing most suitable for you. In other practices like Fengshui, Thursday is known to be the luckiest day for moving into a new house.

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