Moving into a new home means enjoying a beautiful new kitchen! You’ve had the chance to pick everything from the kitchen counters to the sink and faucet, and you’re now getting to enjoy it! To help you get started on stocking your new kitchen, we’ve put together a list of the main pantry and refrigerated essentials. Depending on the size of your family, and your lifestyle, you can adjust the items you purchase from this master list. There’s no use wasting space and money on foods you’ll never eat.
As a note, one way to approach stocking your new kitchen is to gradually build up these items over the next month or two or longer. (That is opposed to doing one extra-large grocery run.) However it works best for you and family, here’s a great list to get you well-stocked in your new kitchen:
Sugar (white and brown)
Starter snacks your family loves (pretzels, popcorn, nuts, dried fruit etc.)
Cooking oil (canola and olive oil are great to have on hand)
Cereals, Muesli, Oats
Chocolate chips (if you want to enjoy a fresh batch of cookies in your new kitchen)
Meats that can be bought refrigerated, but put in smaller servings and frozen
A few tips for your trip:
MAKE A LIST. No matter what, make a list before you go out to the store to ensure you remember the essentials your family will appreciate.
This is a large list to kick off with, so focus on the basics to start stocking your new kitchen. Be sure to purchase the things your family will actually use.
Stocking your entire kitchen in one trip is extremely ambitious, so plan on making a few foundational grocery runs or placing a few grocery orders as you’re getting settled in.
Settling into your new home takes time, but there is nothing like the fresh start that comes with a new kitchen! Are you ready to design your kitchen? We’d love to show you our model homes to get you started. Visit us in person, or take a virtual tour, here.