new house checklist

Y’all know that my in-laws are in town because they are moving here.  They are starting over.  From toilet paper to furniture, starting over.  They arrived last Thursday and since then it has been all about shopping, organizing and how should we decorate.  The moving truck arrives on Thursday, so you know me, we are planning and making checklists on how to decorate and making sure they have everything they need.

I’ve made this Shopping Checklist (once it has been purchased we check off and when we get home we do an inventory list).

1st floor

Porch

  • welcome sign
  • welcome mat
  • bench/rocking chairs
  • plants and flowers
  • flower pots

Foyer

  • console
  • mirror
  • lamp
  • accessories

Dining Room

  • Dining table with 6 chairs
  • buffet server
  • curtain rod
  • curtains
  • placements
  • cloth napkins
  • accessories

Kitchen

  • kitchen table w/4 chairs
  • 2 bar-stools
  • curtain rod
  • curtains
  • dinner plates (12)
  • salad plates (12)
  • cereal bowls (12)
  • mugs/cups (12)
  • serving sets/hostess set
  • juice glasses
  • wine glasses
  • water glasses
  • paper towel holder
  • ice bucket w/tongs
  • flatware
  • napkins
  • mixing bowls
  • cooking and flatware organizing trays
  • pots and pans
  • bake-ware
  • tablecloth
  • table runner
  • knifes
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • can opener
  • grater
  • whisk
  • ice cream scoop
  • corkscrew
  • cutting boards
  • storage containers
  • salt and pepper set
  • spice rack
  • colander
  • kitchen rug
  • dish drainer
  • fruit basket
  • salad tons
  • grilling tongs
  • hand mixer
  • mixer on stand
  • oven mit
  • food processor
  • blender
  • coffeemaker
  • toaster
  • waffle maker
  • slow cooker/crock-pot
  • grill
  • trash can
  • glass baking dishes
  • cast iron pans
  • popcorn bowls
  • serving pieces (bowls and plates)
  • accessories

Family Room

  • curtains
  • curtain rod
  • sofa
  • loveseat
  • chair
  • sofa tables
  • end tables
  • coffee table
  • accessories
  • fire-place screen and accessories

Master Bedroom/Bathroom

  • curtains
  • curtain rods
  • bed
  • mattress
  • side tables
  • dresser
  • vanity stool
  • towels
  • hand towels
  • wash cloths
  • bath rugs
  • soap dish
  • lotion dispenser
  • tooth-brush holder
  • bath rugs
  • wastebasket
  • hangers
  • sheets and pillow cases
  • comforter/duvet cover
  • down comforter if duvet cover
  • pillow (sleeping and to put into shams)
  • pillow shams
  • bed skirts
  • blanket
  • decorative pillows
  • mattress pad and pillow protectors
  • accessories

Laundry

  • laundry detergent and laundry care
  • laundry baskets
  • vacuum
  • mop and broom with dust pan
  • plungers
  • cleaning caddy
  • trash can
  • iron
  • iron board
  • cleaning products

Powder Room

  • hand towels
  • bath rug
  • trash can
  • accessories

2nd floor

Guest Room #1

  • hangers
  • bed
  • dresser
  • side tables
  • sheets and pillow cases
  • comforter/duvet cover
  • down comforter if duvet cover
  • pillow (sleeping and to put into shams)
  • pillow shams
  • bed skirts
  • blanket
  • decorative pillows
  • mattress pad and pillow protectors
  • curtain
  • curtain rods
  • accessories

Guest Room #2

  • hangers
  • bed
  • dresser
  • side tables
  • sheets and pillow cases
  • comforter/duvet cover
  • down comforter if duvet cover
  • pillow (sleeping and to put into shams)
  • pillow shams
  • bed skirts
  • blanket
  • decorative pillows
  • mattress pad and pillow protectors
  • curtain
  • curtain rods
  • accessories

Guest Room #3

  • hangers
  • bed
  • dresser
  • side tables
  • sheets and pillow cases
  • comforter/duvet cover
  • down comforter if duvet cover
  • pillow (sleeping and to put into shams)
  • pillow shams
  • bed skirts
  • blanket
  • decorative pillows
  • mattress pad and pillow protectors
  • curtain
  • curtain rods
  • accessories

Loft

  • sofa
  • chairs
  • coffee table
  • side table
  • curtains
  • curtain rods
  • tv stand
  • accessories

Bathrooms

  • towels
  • hand towels
  • wash cloths
  • over the door hooks
  • shower curtains (fabric)
  • shower liners
  • shower rods
  • soap dishes
  • lotion dispensers
  • tooth-brush holders
  • trash cans
  • accessories

Necessities

  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • cleaning products
  • toilet brushes
  • soap
  • hand soap
  • shampoo, condition
  • body wash
  • TV’s
  • mini fridge
  • Brita water pitcher/water cooler

Accessories/Decor =

  • candles
  • candle holders
  • wall clocks
  • mirrors
  • framed art
  • alarm clocks
  • picture frames
  • wall art
  • lamps
  • floor lamps
My mother-in-law and father-in-law at Target yesterday (yes 4 carts, we had 6 at checkout)
My mother-in-law and father-in-law at Target yesterday (yes 4 carts, we had 6 at checkout)

When we got home, I unloaded all the bags and highlighted what was purchased.

Then, I put everything into categories (ex: kitchen, guest rooms, loft, dining room, etc.) checked off purchased items, then bagged them back up and labeled the bags.  This will make it easy on Thursday to put everything in the correct room/space.

We have more shopping to do today.  I’ll do the same process when we get home later.  Can you tell I’m in my happy place????

Remember planning makes perfect!

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