The first few weeks of moving into a new home are chaotic. You don’t know where to begin when it comes to unpacking and you’re living out of a cardboard box with only the bare necessities.

What makes it worse is that many individuals get rid of belongings they no longer need or items that are too cumbersome to carry to make their move easier, especially when moving to a new state or city. This can make life in your new home feel barebones.

Here’s a list of items you need to buy to make the first few days in your new home comfortable:

Mattresses, pillows, & bed linens

Having a comfortable bed is most people’s main concern when they move into a new home. The whole moving process is stressful—physically and mentally. The last thing you need is to sleep uncomfortably on top of that.

Invest in a new mattress if you’ve sold off your old one and buy some new pillows and bedding. Make sure the bed is the first furniture piece that is set up so you can have a comfortable first few nights.

Also make sure that bed linens are of high-quality; remember, this isn’t a stop-gap solution, it’s a long-term investment in your new life.


A lot of people choose to keep their sofa for emotional reasons, while others get rid of it and buy a bigger, better one for their new home. If you’re in the latter camp, do your research before taking the plunge; doing so will help you find cheaper options of the one you’re looking at. Don’t rush through this process, since sofas are an essential piece of furniture that you and your family will relax on.

Cleaning supplies

Almost everyone gets rid of cleaning supplies when packing for a new home. These supplies take up space and any spills during the moving process can damage your belongings.

Buy surface cleaners, glass cleaners, stain removers, detergents, and dishwashing liquid from a store nearby. You’ll also need a mop, broom, sponges, toilet plunger, etc.


It won’t be possible for you to unpack all your kitchenware as soon as you move into your new home. But you’ll still need to have cutlery and crockery for the time being. Buy some environmentally-friendly disposable plates, cups, and cutlery so you can have your meals.

If you’re looking to cut costs by cooking meals yourself, unpack a couple of cooking utensils as well. Even a cheap frying pan is good for a few days till you get your stuff sorted.

When it comes to cooking, you’re going to need some ingredients. One pot dishes are going to be your friend. Buy some dried pasta, smoked meats, and canned vegetables to make your meals with. These ingredients don’t require a refrigerator and last a long time.

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