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When you move to live with your partner, get married or simply become independent from your parents’ house, this concern will surely invade you: how much budget do I need to buy things for my new house?

If you are thinking about moving to a new house, keep in mind that you will need a team of professionals to help you take your stuff to the new place in a safe way. Here at Five Star Removals we would love to help you with that task.

Equipping a new home can be quite expensive. However, it is more bearable if you buy appliances and furniture little by little and taking advantage of the opportunities. It’s a matter of priorities! but, in this post we list the essential items that you should acquire before setting foot in your new home:

Home appliances

1.- Refrigerator

The refrigerator turns out to be the essential appliance in every home and should be the first investment you make, the size is not important, there is something for all tastes, but it is extremely important to keep your food well preserved.


If you can get a house, apartment or suite that includes a built-in iron, you’ll already have saved on this element. However, do not forget the oven, especially if you are one of those people who enjoy cooking recipes with it. However, you can consider the opportunity to acquire small auxiliary ovens, depending on your frequency of use.

3.-Microwave and other items

The essential appliance # 3 and this responds to the current accelerated lifestyle, is the microwave, the good news is that there are all prices.

After you have purchased these three items you can now start saving for washing machine, dryer, TV, iron, blender, toaster, grill and so on.


1.- Bed and mattress

Obviously, the place where you go to sleep turns out to be, in the case of furniture, the most important thing. You can purchase from complete bedroom sets to sommiers depending on your budget. Do not forget to pay close attention and do not skimp when you buy the mattress since this article is essential for your rest.

2.- Dining table

After you have where to sleep, you will need a place to eat. And even where to seat your guests if necessary, it is for this reason that the dining room set is the second piece of furniture that you must acquire.

3.- Hall and other furniture

Afterwards, the furniture of the living room or hall, television table, mirrors, night tables and decorative furniture can be incorporated little by little into your new home.

Finally, do not hesitate to seek inspiration to take advantage of second-hand items, inherited from your parents or etc. With creativity, recycling habits and good taste, it is not necessary to have a budget too extensive to equip your house and turn it into a warm home. Do you agree with these essentials? What would you add to the list?

We assure you that the situation is not pleasant, suddenly you find that you need to hang kitchen towels and there are no hooks or hangers on the walls, you are going to water the garden but there is no hose, or an external water tap … Well, these are just basic examples that can be solved quickly, but when you add a few, you begin to lose patience.

Other things that you need to buy when you move for the first time

When you move from home, the best thing you can do is a list of the essential elements of each room. Let’s see some examples:

  • Crockery (glasses, plates)
  • Covered, among which cannot miss a can opener and a corkscrew, and a good sharp knife
  • Wooden spoon, ladle
  • Frying pan, small saucepan, large saucepan with lid
  • Bowls or tuppers of varied sizes
  • Kitchen cloths and floor cloths

We can list more kitchen utensils but we do not consider them to be essential elements, since you can buy them later or use other utensils instead; For example, why buy a potato chips if you can peel them with a knife? Or why buy a dish drainer if you can dry dishes and store them immediately?

Accessories for the bathroom

In the bathroom of a new house these elements cannot be missing. Make sure you have them for the day you move:

  • Toilet paper
  • Brush to clean the bathroom
  • Shower curtain
  • Hand towels and large towels
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Toilet drainer
  • Accessories for bedrooms

These accessories or bedding may seem obvious to you, and you may even wonder how anyone could forget about them. The truth is that because they are so essential, you may overlook them and only realise that they are missing when the time for rest comes.

  • Pillow, sheets, quilts or blankets
  • Mattress
  • Hangers
  • Curtains or fabrics to cover the windows
  • Cleaning products

In every new house there is much to clean, even if you have delivered the empty house. Make sure you have these cleaning products to avoid going out and buying them when you need them most:

  • Soap for tackle
  • Scourers
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Detergent and fabric softener
  • White vinegar or multi-purpose liquid
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop with its bucket
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Scissors
  • Candles
  • Needle and thread
  • Wide adhesive tape
  • Small first aid kit
  • Clothesline for clothes

Tools: screwdriver, hammer, pliers, spanner, nails and screws.

Depending on the case, you may need more or less things immediately; It is clear that being creative you can solve and replace some, especially if you do not have enough money to go shopping. Are you sure you have all these things for your move?

Remember that you also need to keep your belongings in perfect conditions to save extra costs once you move and here at Five Star Removals we will be happy to assist you. Contact us if you want your things to arrive safe to the new destination. We help you take this big steps in your life.