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Do You Have All of These Items on Your Home Registry?

Make sure you have everything you need to make your house a home.

May 1, 2024 at 9:27 PM PST
Updated on May 1, 2024 at 9:27 PM PST
Homeownership Home Registry

Do You Have All of These Items on Your Home Registry?

Make sure you have everything you need to make your house a home.

May 1, 2024 at 9:27 PM PST
Updated on May 1, 2024 at 9:27 PM PST

Moving into a new space is always an adventure. But let’s face it, it takes a lot of time and money to truly make it feel like home. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. If you create a home registry, your friends and family can help make the process easier. And whether you need to furnish your entire home or just need a few essentials to complete your space, putting together a home registry can be a lifesaver.

To make sure you have everything you need to live comfortably, take a look at what to add to your home registry.

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In the Kitchen

A Cookware Set

Every kitchen needs a solid set of pots and pans. Go for a combo of stainless steel for that perfect sear and non-stick for delicate foods like eggs and pancakes.

Knives and Cutting Boards

A quality knife set can be a total game-changer in the kitchen. And when you pair that with a sturdy cutting board or two, you’re ready for all your slicing and dicing needs.

Kitchen Appliances

It goes without saying that appliances just make your life a whole lot easier. Think about what fits your lifestyle — a blender for healthy protein shakes, a toaster for a quick breakfast, or even a fancy coffee machine for a barista-level brew at home.

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For Hosting


Obviously, you’ll need something to serve your food on. Pick out a dinnerware set that you can use for everyday meals and more formal dinner parties. And don’t forget you’ll need drinkware for everything from juice to cocktails.


Make sure to add a couple of serving platters, salad bowls, and a set of utensils — all of which are a necessity for hosting. Whether you’re hosting a big family holiday or a casual get-together, these will definitely come in handy.

Bar Tools

If you love a good cocktail, a basic set of bar tools is just what you need. Request a set that includes a shaker, a strainer, a jigger, and a big enough ice bucket.

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For Home Maintenance

A Toolkit and Drill

Even if you’re not a DIY fanatic, having at least a basic toolkit is crucial. A toolkit plus a reliable cordless drill will cover most of your home maintenance needs.

A Ladder

From changing lightbulbs to dusting ceiling fans, a stable ladder is really important for safely reaching high places.

Outdoor Tools

Got a yard or garden? Make sure to have the proper tools on hand. This typically includes a lawnmower, garden hose, rakes, and a good pair of gloves to keep your outdoor space looking great.

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For Cleaning

A Powerful Vacuum

This can really come in handy if you have carpets or pets. Look for one with several attachments to clean multiple surfaces and especially those hard-to-reach corners.

A Cleaning Kit

Every clean home needs a broom, mop, duster, and plenty of scrub brushes. And don’t forget to include a couple of specialized cleaners for wood and glass so you’re ready for every kind of mess.

For Peace of Mind

Home Security

A smart security camera or system can give you peace of mind when you’re at home and away. Plus, model options make it easy to keep an eye on everything from just your smartphone.

Smart Thermostat and Lighting

Automate the heating and lighting in your home for comfort, convenience, and more importantly, some savings on those electric bills.


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