One of the first things you need to do when moving into a new house or apartment is to get your kitchen up and running. To do that, you will need to fill it with all the things you will need to prepare a nice meal for you and your family. We have compiled a detailed list of everything you will need to do that. So, let’s dive in and see what is included in a fully equipped kitchen.
Make an Inventory
It is highly possible that you have brought with yourself some of the things you will need. To make planning easier, take an inventory and put it on paper. Make sure you write everything down, to the last spoon. That way you can create an accurate list of the things that you are missing. It will also eliminate the possibility of buying something you already have. It may not seem like much, but these things add up quickly and can put you over your budget.
Create a list of things you need
Based on the stuff you have, you can now make a list of everything else that you need. Consult our list below to see what is missing in your kitchen. We will assume that the appliances are there already and won’t be dealing with them in this article.
Make a budget
Now that you know what you have at your disposal, determine how much money you have to spend. Ideally, you would buy everything at once. Unfortunately, we are all not made of money and not everyone can afford that. It is often more plausible to create a monthly purchase list and stick to it. Most urgent items will be among your first buys, of course. It will take some discipline and patience, but in a few months, you will have a fully equipped kitchen in your new home.
Here is the list of the basic utensils every kitchen needs: Cutlery, sharp knives with knife block, cafetiere, chopping boards, colander, serving spoon, scissors, serving spoon, veg peeler, slotted spoon, baking tray, fish slice, corkscrew, soup ladle, tin opener, wooden spoons, saucepans, baking tray, frying pans, whisk, Pyrex set, grater, and hot pot stand.
Crockery is next on the list. Obviously, the number of each item will depend on the number of people living in the house. You will need dinner plates, mugs, side plates, teapot, and bowls. You will also need some glassware, at least some wine glasses and tumblers.
Some items don’t belong to the categories above but are still essential. You will have to buy a trash can, some paper towels, and mitten gloves.
One way of making sure that your kitchen stuff serves you for a long time is to keep it clean. Make sure to follow all the manufacturers’ instructions on maintenance and especially safety. There are plenty of things that can cause an injury in the kitchen and you need to be careful.