With all of the packing and preparation for your move, you may not have thought about the items you will need for the first night in your new home when you're likely to still have most of your belongings in boxes. These items should be packed separately and kept close at hand. These are some of the essentials you’ll need on your first night:
Pillows and Bedding
After a move, there are few things more rejuvenating than a good night’s sleep. That said, it's difficult to rest well if your beds aren’t set up or if they’re missing pillows and bedding. In fact, setting up the beds should be one of your first tasks when moving into a new home, especially if you have small children.
Keep blankets, sheets, pillows, etc. in their own, easily accessible box, and consider packing window coverings in with the bedding to hang immediately to provide your family with privacy and room darkening.
Essential Cookware and Utensils
Although cooking is likely the last thing on your mind after a move, eating will help you reenergize and prepare you for a full day of unpacking. While ordering takeout on the first night is sort of a 'moving tradition’ for many people, eating with your own utensils and on your own dishes is not only convenient but can make you feel more at home. Pack everyday cups, glassware, plates, cookware and small appliances in a box separate from the other dishes. Ensure this box is easy to identify and access. You can even set up your small appliances, e.g. the coffeemaker, for easy access the following morning.
Basic Bath Supplies, Toiletries and Medications
Moving is a tough job that can get dirty, so it might be nice to have bath supplies available for bathing or showering after the move. Supplies like soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, a shower curtain (if needed), a hair dryer and towels should be kept on-hand and ready to go. Toiletries should also be kept within reach, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, lotion and/or moisturizer, makeup, hair supplies and more. But don’t forget toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap, either. Finally, ensure your family’s medications are separated, organized and within reach.
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