First-time Homebuyer Checklist

Dated: December 20 2023

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First-time homebuyers often face the exciting yet challenging task of setting up their new homes. The process of purchasing a home is often characterized by a blend of excitement, anticipation, and, at times, a dash of uncertainty. Start with the basics and only purchase the things absolutely neccessary.

Here's a list of essential items they may need:

  1. 1. Furniture:

    • Bedroom Furniture: Bed, mattress, nightstands, dressers.
    • Living Room Furniture: Sofa, chairs, coffee table, entertainment center.
    • Dining Room Furniture: Table and chairs.
  2. 2. Kitchen Appliances:

    • Refrigerator: To keep food fresh.
    • Stove/Oven: For cooking.
    • Microwave: Convenient for quick heating.
    • Dishwasher: For easy dish cleaning.
    • Coffee Maker/Toaster/Blender: Depending on personal preferences.
  3. 3. Basic Kitchenware:

    • Pots and Pans: Essential for cooking.
    • Utensils: Spatulas, ladles, knives, etc.
    • Plates, Bowls, and Cutlery: For dining.
  4. 4. Bedding and Linens:

    • Sheets and Pillowcases: For the bed.
    • Towels: Bath and hand towels.
    • Comforter/Blankets: For warmth.
  5. 5. Window Coverings:

    • Curtains or Blinds: For privacy and light control.
  6. 6. Cleaning Supplies:

    • Broom and Dustpan, Mop: For cleaning floors.
    • Trash Bags and Trash Cans: For waste disposal.
    • Cleaning Solutions: All-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, etc.
  7. 7. Home Décor:

    • Lighting: Lamps, overhead lights.
    • Rugs and Carpets: To add comfort and style.
    • Wall Art and Decorations: Personalize your space.
  8. 8. Home Maintenance Tools:

    • Basic Toolkit: Screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, etc.
    • Flashlight: For power outages or emergencies.
    • Ladder: For reaching high places.
  9. 9. Utilities and Electronics:

    • Light Bulbs: Spare bulbs for various fixtures.
    • Extension Cords and Power Strips: To manage electrical outlets.
    • Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Ensure safety.
  10. 10. Personal Items:

    • Toiletries: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
    • Clothing Hangers: For organizing closets.
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Danielle D'Angelo

Danielle has intimate knowledge of both Delaware and Chester Counties. Her personable characteristics makes working with her seamless and comfortable. As a Penn State graduate in marketing and managem....

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