Plenty of time and effort has to go into a big move, but you also need to be prepared for that first night in your new home. You won’t want to unpack everything the moment you set foot in the door, so here is a checklist of what to keep accessible for the first night in new house!
Don’t forget to pack bedding, pen and paper, work clothes, basic cleaning supplies, and of course a few nice, soft pillows. You’ll want to relax worry-free after a long day of moving.
Be prepared for anything. Have the First Aid kit handy, as well as trash bags, a flashlight, and a few tools. Don’t forget to pack any medications, too.
Let’s be real: all you really need for food is a take-out menu and some plastic plates and silverware to eat stuff with. You’ll also want a bottle of champagne on hand to celebrate the biggest and best investment you’ve ever made!
Don’t forget to pack your kids! Once you’ve done that, make sure you have easy access to their pajamas, basic clothing, games, and a night light. If you’re moving with an infant, don’t… But if you insist, have all the supplies for your little guy like pacifiers and bottles.
For the bathroom, you’ll need all your personal hygiene items, as well as soaps and shampoos. Don’t forget a shower curtain and towels to make bathing possible. And most importantly, don’t pack that toilet paper too far away.
Just in case, you’ll want to make sure these files are accessible during you move and that first night in new home: HUD statement, other closing papers, and of course your various forms of identification.
For the pets in your family, you’ll need their animal food, medications, bowls for food and water, and their leashes and collars. Be sure to have some comfort toys ready for them. Those items will give them a sense of familiarity during the move, which is often very stressful for animals.