Must-have Items to Add to Your Homeware Shopping List

words Al Woods

It’s essential to write a list of the things you need to buy when going shopping. This ensures that you do not forget the important stuff and buy items that are not significant. If you’ve just moved into a new place, you’ll probably remember the big things and forget the smaller items that are equally important.

Planning and having a list also helps you avoid unnecessary expenses and stick to your budget. In this article, we’ll share a list of the must-have items for your homeware shopping list that you can check out at homewares Australia.

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Cleaning supplies

There is no better feeling than coming home to a clean house, and whether you outsource and get a cleaning professional or do it yourself, you need some cleaning materials to make it happen. Some of the supplies you need to add to your shopping list include the following:

  • A mop and bucket
  • Toilet scrubber
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Bar soap
  • Disinfectants
  • Cleaning spray
  • Dishwashing sponges
  • Brooms and dustpan
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The bedroom is where you get some rest after a long day, so you need to make it comfortable and calming. You’ll probably not forget the bed and the sheets, but here is a list of some things that you should consider adding to your list for this special room in your house.

  • A lamp that is bright enough to allow you to read before bed.
  • A full-length mirror
  • Laundry hamper
  • Throw pillows 
  • Mattress 
  • Hangers (at least a dozen)
  • A bedside table
  • Mattress
  • Pillows and pillowcases


There is nothing worse than realizing that you are missing an essential tool in the kitchen and having to stop everything to run to the store. You can prevent this from happening by buying everything you need beforehand. Let’s look at some of the items you need to add to your list in the kitchen.

  • Cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Chopping board
  • Lintless dish towels
  • Dish drying rack
  • Plates and bowls
  • Knives
  • Cooker
  • Drinking glasses
  • Cooking spoons


It’s easy to forget some crucial items for the bathroom after buying the usual toiletries, such as bath soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Here is a list of things that you should consider adding to your shopping bag for your bathroom.

  • Toothbrush holder
  • Bathmat
  • Toilet brush
  • Hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wall hooks for hanging your hand towels and sponges
  • Trash can
  • Hand towel
  • Shower curtain (if required)
  • Scented candles (optional)

Living room

Most people put a lot of effort into making the living room space feel like home, and while this can be costly, the good news is that you don’t have to buy all your furniture at once. You can buy the essentials and fill up the space once you are all settled in. Let’s look at some of these essentials you need to add to your shopping list for the living room.

  • Drapes and blinds
  • A comfortable sofa
  • An air conditioning unit or fan
  • Table lamps
  • A work-from-home table and chair (if necessary)
  • House plant


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