Decorating is one of the most exciting parts of buying your first home. You’ve probably taken dimensions of your space, purchased a few new furniture pieces that you saved up for and started spatial planning your rooms. If we had to guess, we’d say you already have your couch, kitchen table and beds, but how about those smaller items that are just as essential to your everyday routine? Today, we’re making sure that you have everything in order for when you move into your new home with these 18 household items people tend to forget.
2. Drawer Organizers
Your bathroom drawers will be thanking you later because these durable containers keep even the smallest spaces neat and tidy. Opt for something that’s made of clear plastic — it’s easy to clean and keeps items visible.
You’ll probably want to clean the house a bit before you move your furniture pieces in so make sure you have a vacuum on hand. Something that’s light and cordless will make cleaning an absolute breeze.
Whether you just bought a new coffee table or you’re using one you already had, it makes no difference — you should always have coasters easily accessible in your rooms to keep surfaces from getting stained.
10. Bed Skirt
When it comes to linens for your bed, a bed skirt may not be top of mind but it makes all the difference to the overall aesthetic of your room. Say goodbye to exposed bed frames for good.
11. Kitchen Knives
It’s only fitting that cooking pros have a proper set of knives in their kitchen to make meal prep as easy as it can be. Use them on the day-to-day or to prepare a delicious dinner for family and friends at home.
13. Clothing Hangers
Hangers are essential to unpacking clothing items in your new home. Make sure they’re all sporting the same colour for consistency and use them to organize your closet to a T.
14. Bath Mat
You may have body, face and hand towels packed and ready to go, but a bath mat is equally important to your new home. Keep your floors dry with something soft that’s easy to wash.
16. Trinket Dish
A trinket dish might be lower on your list of importance, but we disagree. Use it to house your keys, jewelry and any other small items to keep your surfaces free of clutter.
Photos courtesy of: Wayfair (Dish Rack, Garbage Bin); Dyson (Vacuum); Simons (Door Mat, Toilet Brush, Tea Towels); Crate and Barrel (Cutting Board, Coasters, Kitchen Knives, Place Mats); Amazon (Toaster, Clothing Hangers); Cb2 (Steamer, Trinket Dish); H&M (Bath Mat); West Elm (Shoe Rack); The Container Store (Drawer Organizer).