Lake Home Essentials – Make Your Stay Convenient

Moving to your summer vacation lake home is easy if you have the essentials you need.

Be prepared and get organized to live conveniently at your lake home.


Spending quality time at your lake home means cooking utensils and supplies are necessities. Here are some things you will need in the kitchen to prepare food:

  • A can opener/bottle opener
  • Silverware, cooking knives, cutting board, wooden spoon, spatula and tongs
  • Oven mitts
  • Coffee and coffee maker
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Sponge and scrub brush
  • Dishes: bowls, plates, cups, pots, pans
  • Dish soap and detergent
  • Trashcan and kitchen bags
  • Corkscrew

Baking Items

If you enjoy baking, bring these items along for the pantry to save you a trip to the grocery store. You can cook quite a bit of food if you are well stocked with these items:

  • Recipe book
  • Glass cooking dishes and cookie sheetspie resting on chocolate decorated plate
  • Large mixing bowls, blender
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Shortening
  • Vegetable oil, olive oil
  • Chocolate bits


It is important to keep a clean and orderly bathroom at your lake home. Here is a list of the things you will need:

  • Plunger
  • Soap, shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, comb and brush
  • Bath mat
  • Towels, washcloths and hand towels
  • Scale
  • Small trashcan
  • Shower curtain, liner, rings (if applicable)

Living room

Your personal taste will determine some of the things you will want to bring to your lake home. A few essentials for the living room are:

  • Coasters
  • Board games
  • Table lamps
  • TV, DVD player, DVDs
  • Furniture and preferred décorwood-paneled bedroom with large window


It is always important to get a good night’s rest. Here are things you will want to remember for lake home comfort:

  • Bed, bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases
  • Hamper
  • Hangers for the bedroom closet
  • Side table and lamp
  • Dresser and clothes. Don’t forget the bathing suits and beach towels.
  • Full length mirror

Laundry room

Where ever you spend time doing laundry, you will need these items:

  • Laundry detergent, bleach and dryer sheets
  • Laundry baskets
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Small trash can

Cleaning Closet

To keep your lake home clean, you will want to store these supplies in a closet or cabinet somewhere:

  • Toilet brush and bowl cleaner
  • Rubber gloves
  • All purpose cleaner for glass, tile and wood
  • Stove cleaner
  • Mop and bucket, broom and dustpan

General Items for Around the House and Garage

Here are some essential items you’ll also want:

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Extra batteries (different sizes)
  • Duct tape, scotch tape, electrical tapetools resting on wood
  • Wood glue
  • First aid kit
  • Tool set which includes: hammer, phillips and flat head screwdrivers, mix of nails, screws, and hooks, wrenches. A saw and sawhorses would be ideal.
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hose
  • Rakes and outdoor leaf bags
  • Shovel
  • Large trash barrel
  • Sweatshirt, light jacket/rain jacket for cool and wet days
  • Bug spray and Sun block


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