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First Night Checklist

After a long day of moving, the first day at your new home can be exhausting. It can also be frustrating if you don’t plan ahead. Use the tips below to help you make sure that your first night in your new home is a memorable one- for the right reasons!

Make the beds

People often use their linens when packing to help protect and secure valuable, breakable items. As a result, when they spend their first night of their new home, they aren’t prepared as they have yet to completely unpack. A good idea is to pack a set of sheets for each bed you’ll use on the first night in a separate bag, and put in the car with you so they are easily accessible.

Pack a bag

Let’s face it, moving day is hard work and can be physically taxing. It would be worse if you didn’t have clean clothes at the end of the day! Be sure to pack a pair of pajamas and a change of clothes for once you’re in your new home. That way you won’t have to search through boxes for clean clothes.

Have access to food

Moving day is going to be a busy day so you should make sure to have the fuel to keep you going. Pack a box or cooler with food and other Kitchen Essentials that is easily accessible the first day you and your new location. Here are some good foods to keep handy: energy bars, sandwiches, sports drinks, soup, paper plates, cups, silverware, single serve snacks .

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste 
  • Soap
  • Shampoo 
  • Hair brush 
  • Deodorant 
  • Towels and washcloths 
  • Toilet tissue

Don’t forget your cleaning supplies

 Moving into and out of a new home can be a dirty business. At the end of a long day probably the last thing you want to do is clean, but you’ll thank yourself later if you do. Pack an easily accessible box with your basic cleaning supplies (cleaners, rags, sponges, dish washing liquid, etc) to help make Day 2 in your new home a little easier than Day 1.

Keep the home maintenance basics handy

Don’t get caught in the dark at your new home! Basic home maintenance issues can arise during a move so it’s a good idea have the basics available to you. Pack a box with the following items to ensure you have what you need if something comes up.

  • Hammer 
  • Flathead and Phillips head screwdrivers 
  • Light bulbs 
  • Toilet plunger 
  • Pliers 
  • Trash bags