Turning Your House Into A Home

Turning Your House Into A Home

Entrance area

  • Welcome mat (for outside the door)
  • Small area rug (for just inside the door)
  • Wall hooks for jackets, keys, etc.
  • Small table or bench for shoe storage
  • Lamp, if there’s no other light source by the door

Living room

  • Couch, chairs, or other things to sit on
  • Coffee table
  • Bookshelves
  • Television
  • Stand for TV
  • Throw pillows for couch/chairs
  • Artwork
  • Lamp(s)
  • Kitchen
    • Food!
    • Silverware
    • Silverware organizer (drawer insert)
    • Dishes (e.g. plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, serving platters, etc.)
    • Trash and recycling cans
    • Pots and pans
    • Oven mitts
    • Spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
    • Container for countertop storage of spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
    • Dish towels
    • Dish drying rack
    • Measuring cups and spoons
    • Mixing bowls
    • Bottle opener and corkscrew
    • Plastic containers for food storage (e.g. Tupperware or Gladware)
    • Rolls of aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap, and parchment paper
    • Paper (or newspaper) to line cupboards and shelves
    • Zip-top plastic bags of various sizes
    • Cutting boards
    • Toaster or toaster oven
    • Microwave
    • Coffee maker
    • Kettle or hotpot
    • Ice cube trays
    • Blender
    • Hand mixer
    • Can opener
    • Good, sharp knives (at least one large chef’s knife and a small paring knife)
    • Serving spoon
    • Colander
    • Additional free-standing shelves or storage, as needed (e.g. metal shelf units from Target or IKEA)
    • Dish soap and sponges/scrubbers
    • Trash can
    • Small area rug