Moving can be stressful. Often, people don’t even think about how the unpacking in their new home will go, let alone whether or not they are prepared to spend their first night there. It’s all about the rush to move out – many people forget about the move in. Here are a few tips for making that first night in your new home a good one, where you’re not rummaging desperately through endless boxes to find your pillow, or trying to find where you stashed you daughter’s teddy bear – the one she can’t go to sleep without.
Pack a Box of Practical Items
Most people clean a home when they sell it, but sometimes people find the houses they move into desperately need a good cleaning. Also, it’s easy to forget about basics like the fact you’ll need to charge your phone. Because of this, it’s wise to pack a box of essentials. These are:
- Cleaning Supplies (including rubber gloves)
- Trash Bags
- Phone Charger
Pack a Box for Your Kids
Moving is difficult for kids, so it’s best to be prepared and make the move as simple as possible for them. Here is a list of items to help make the transition more smooth:
- Clean Pair of Pajamas
- Night Light
- Favorite Teddy Bear (or blanket)
- Fresh Clothes for the Morning
- Entertainment (coloring books, toys, etc.)
Pack a Box of Important Documents
It’s good to keep track of all the important documents so they don’t get lost in the shuffle. Here are a few:
- Passports, Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, etc.
- Closing Documents (and HUD statement)
Pack a Box for Sustenance
Moving requires a lot of physical labor, so it’s important to stay hydrated and well-fed. Here are a few suggested items to have packed and ready to enjoy:
- Breakfast Items
- Dinner (or a takeout menu plan)
- Utensils, Plates, Napkins, and Cups
- Gatorade and Water
- Don’t Forget the Coffee!
- Pet Food
Pack a Box for Yourself
Don’t forget to pack a few comforts for yourself. The last thing you need is to move into a new house, get the kids and the pets settled, and then realize you have a splitting headache, can’t find the ibuprofen, and can’t take a shower because you don’t have a shower curtain.
- Shower Curtain
- Ibuprofen and other Medications
- Contact Case and Solution
Make Your Move Stress-Free: Contact Us for a Quote
If you’re worried about the stress of moving, call us for a free quote. Hiring a professional moving company removes a lot of the stress and worry of your move. We provide packing services as well as local and long distance moves. And, if you’re moving to a new area but don’t have a place to move into yet, we provide safe and secure storage! There are many ways we can help your move go smoothly so you can focus on the important things like moving into your new house and making sure the transition goes well for your family. Call us to learn more today!