The Essential “First Week” Grocery List In Your New Home

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A new kitchen is wildly exciting. It’s a blank canvas, a brand-new space to make all your own, a fresh start … that’s in desperate need of groceries. You need so many groceries that the first trip to the store can feel totally overwhelming — especially if you’re stocking your fridge and pantry totally from scratch.

We’re here to help, with a grocery list to get you set up and fully stocked for life in your new home, whether it’s your first apartment in college or a new flat in a new town.

I’m an advocate of making a grocery list for all shopping trips, and it’s especially important when you’re hitting the store to stock up a new kitchen. Without a list, it’s easy to buy things you don’t really need and won’t actually use. Here’s a few tips to help you stay on track.

How to Create a “First Week” Grocery List

This list contains many of the basics that make for easy weeknight meals and daily necessities. Of course, our necessity might not be yours. The list is certainly varied and designed to jog your memory as your rebuild your pantry from scratch.

With your adjustments, this list is all you need to arm yourself with the essentials to get started during your first week or so. Then, once you’re settled in and have created a meal plan, go back for another big shopping trip.

What are the must-have essentials to get you through your first week in a brand-new kitchen?

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