Tuesday February 16, 2016
If you’ve moved at least two times in your adult life, you probably already know how to expertly prepare for those first several days in your new home. BUT, if this is your first big move with your family, it’s important to know what you’ll need when you don’t have everything at your fingertips. Here are the essentials you’ll need to survive the first few days in your new home:
Water Bottles. Make sure you have water with you at all times! Stock up on water bottles, or keep a Brita pitcher handy to use daily! If you have little ones, have their sippy cups available as well!
Utensils. Your usual kitchenware will most likely be making the journey to your new home once you’ve arrived, so having plastic utensils and cups on hand is a great idea! Don’t forget napkins too!
Flashlights. You can’t get anything done if there’s no light! Bring along some flashlights to navigate your home in the dark if need be. A new, unfamiliar home can also be a little scary for the kids, so don’t forget to pack some nightlights!
Toilet Paper. This is definitely a must on the basic essentials list. Stock up on toilet paper!
Spot for Keys. As more things begin to arrive at your new home, clutter can start to form and important items can get misplaced. Make a spot on your kitchen counter or mantle where you can keep your keys and anything else that might get lost during the unpacking process!
Cleaning Supplies. You will mostly likely be spending a lot of time cleaning that first week in the new house, and if you have youngsters that are prone to making messes…. you’ll want to be ready when chaos strikes! Be sure to have all of the essential cleaning supplies with you: paper towels, all purpose cleaner, a mop, bucket, sponges, broom, floor cleaner, etc., just incase!
Bedding. You will most likely be spending a few nights without a bed! So make sure you have all of your nighttime essentials: bedding, pillows, jammies for the kids, toiletries, etc.
Entertainment. While you’re unpacking and situating your home, the kids will need some activities to do. Pack their favorite toys, puzzles, and coloring books to keep them happy and occupied!
It can be frustrating when you don’t have everything you need during a big move, so we hope this helps you feel more prepared and ready to take on that first week in your new home!