Moving into a new house is exciting and stressful all at the same time. If you are managing the move on your own, or you have family and friends to help you, it will still take a lot of time to settle in. If this is your first house, you will have to do some planning and a lot of shopping to get things ready before you move in.

Each room has different things that you will need to buy for it, and it also depends on what you already have for each room. This is a checklist of the essential items that are needed for your new apartment in India–

Hall /Living Room

This new apartment checklist is only for the things that you need in your hall or living room –

  • Door mat or welcome mat at the front door
  • Rug or mat on the inside of the entryway
  • Doorbell and/or knocker
  • Light at the entryway
  • Shoe cabinet or storage cabinet for coats, umbrellas etc.
  • Key hooks
  • Mirror near the entry (for a quick check before you leave home)
  • Sofa/couch
  • Coffee table
  • Chairs
  • TV stand
  • TV
  • Lamps and floor lamps where required
  • Paintings or art for the walls
  • Carpet or rugs if needed
  • Bookshelf
  • Home theatre system or sound bar
  • Cable/Dish setup
  • Streaming or casting devices like Fire stick/chrome cast
  • Side tables
  • Stools (can be used as seating or as a pot stand)
  • Vase for flowers
  • Indoor plants
  • Curtains if you have windows in the hall and also for the doors that open to the hall
  • Curtain rods and hooks
  • Clock
  • Pelmets or other window dressing options
  • Fan celling or standing
  • AC/Heater or cooler
  • Air purifier

Master Bedroom

This new home checklist is only for the things that you need in your master bedroom –

  • Bed
  • Mattress
  • Pillows
  • Bedsheets and spreads
  • Pillow covers
  • Blankets
  • Curtains/drapes or shutters
  • Curtain rods and hooks
  • Window dressing
  • Chairs (if needed)
  • Rugs
  • Lighting
  • Fan
  • AC/Heater
  • Bedside table
  • Bedside lamp or reading lamp
  • Dresser/dressing table
  • Chest of draws for additional storage
  • Mirror
  • TV (if you need one in the bedroom)
  • TV connection
  • TV stand or entertainment stand
  • Paintings or artwork /framed pictures
  • Tash can
  • Clock (alarm)
  • Cupboards
  • Shelfs for the closet and shelf liners
  • Hangers for clothes
  • Shoe rack or storage space
  • Door hooks or wall hooks

Guest Room / Home office

This new house checklist is only for the things that you need in your Guest bedroom or Home Office–

  • Bed
  • Bed sheets and covers
  • Pillows
  • Pillow Covers
  • Mattress
  • Cupboards
  • Shelfs for the closet and shelf liners
  • Hangers for clothes
  • Shoe rack or storage space
  • Blankets
  • Curtains/drapes or shutters
  • Curtain rods and hooks
  • Window dressing
  • Rugs
  • Lighting
  • Fan
  • AC/Heater
  • Bedside table
  • Bedside lamp or reading lamp
  • Chest of draws for additional storage
  • Mirror
  • Chair for your workstation
  • Workstation
  • File cabinet
  • Office supplies
  • Bookshelf
  • Computer
  • Cables and connections like WiFi
  • Surge Protector (stabilizer)
  • Phone and modem
  • Phone line
  • Fax
  • Printer
  • Printer paper
  • Paintings or artwork /framed pictures
  • Tash can
  • Clock (alarm)
  • Door hooks or wall hooks

Kitchen

This new apartment checklist is only for the things that you need in your kitchen–

  • Gas stove
  • Gas connection
  • Induction stove
  • Electric Chimney
  • Pots and pans
  • Strainer
  • Double boiler /milk cooker
  • Silverware
  • Plates
  • Cups and saucers
  • Glassware
  • Groceries
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Ice Trays
  • Sinks
  • Taps
  • Trash cans
  • Trash bags
  • Spatulas, ladles and serving spoons
  • Containers for storage of food
  • Containers for storage of kitchen utensils
  • Knives and knife stand
  • Cutting board
  • Microwave
  • Dish towels and oven mitts
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Water purifier
  • Cookers and rice cooker
  • Mixer/food processor
  • Storage space
  • Dish washer
  • Dish soap
  • Drying rack for dishes
  • Timer /clock

Dining area

This new house checklist is only for the things that you need in your dining room–

  • Dining table
  • Dining table chairs
  • Tablecloth
  • Table runners
  • Placemats
  • Storage cabinet for silverware
  • Water jug
  • Glasses or tumblers
  • Coasters
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Fruit bowl
  • Fruits
  • Overhead light
  • Lazy suzy (if needed)
  • Bar essentials (shaker, measure etc.)

Bathroom

This new home checklist is only for the things that you need in your bathroom–

  • Shower head
  • Water heater
  • Hand shower
  • Health faucet /toilet paper and holder
  • Shower curtains
  • Shower curtain rod and hooks
  • Toilet brush
  • Plunger
  • Bathmat
  • Towles and hand towels
  • Towle racks
  • Bucket
  • Mug
  • Shower caddy
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Bathroom essentials like soap shampoo etc
  • Trash can
  • Air freshener or candles
  • Bathroom Scale
  • Hand wash
  • Mirrors
  • Lighting

Generic items for the rest of the house

This new house checklist is for the generic items that every house needs, it is not room specific–

  • Washing machine
  • Laundry basket
  • Brooms
  • Cobweb Broom
  • Step ladder
  • Dust pans
  • Mops
  • Moping bucket
  • Storage cupboard for cleaning essentials
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Paper towels
  • Glass cleaner
  • Spare tube lights/light bulbs
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Extension cords
  • Emergency lamp
  • Torch
  • Emergency First aid kit
  • Matches
  • Bug spray
  • Stabilizer
  • Coat Rack
  • Bottle openers
  • Can opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Smoke detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cloths drying rack
  • Clothes pins
  • Sewing kit
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Watering can
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Dusters
  • Tools like a hammer, nails and measuring tape
  • Umbrella stand
  • Umbrellas
  • Storage organizers
  • Photo/Painting hanging kit (nylon thread, nails etc.)

You can print out the list for each room and use it as a guide for what you require. If you are still on the lookout for a new home, then check out NoBroker, we have homes for every budget, if you want to buy one or rent!