It is always a smart choice to prepare yourself for the first night in your new home because you will save a lot of time if you know exactly where your needed items are, and that you can get to them in a short time instead of digging for them in despair.! Trust Intermove, you don’t want to spend the very first hours in your new place rummaging through all of your items in frustrating search of underwear, toothbrushes and other goods that you need right away. Intead of that you should be enjoing and relaxing after the hevy rush of moving.
If you are moving with children and pets then it’s particularly important to prepare for the first night well in advance. Searching for diapers, kibble, toys and applesauce while juggling the demands of a baby or puppy will be very hard. So make it easier on yourself by boxing up family and home essentials in an easily accessible box prior to the move. Intermove can guaranteed that this will lift the heavy burden of your shoulders.
We from Intermove will like to help you stay organized and after moving in in your new residence you will be thankful to us, so we’ve included a few tips on how to properly prepare for the first day and night in your new home without any screaming and last thoughts that we all have during our move (be a jack and confess yourself these thougts).
Importance of a “first night” bag!
It is highly recommend that, at some point during the packing of your items, you organize all of your first night essentials into one easily accessible place. Packing your essential items in a “first night” bag, box or suitcase will not only give you peace of mind once the movers have left, but it will also make the entire experience less stressful overall. Of course, if you’re embarking on an interstate move, and your movers aren’t slated to arrive for another week, you’re going to need to pack enough clothing and personal essentials to last you during that time. Your “first night” bag should really be more of a “first week” suitcase. And also, these bag can easily refer as first aid kit as your peace of mind will be depended on this bag.
Here are a few items that can prove to be very important when you are packing personal essentials:
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Chargers for phones, computers and other necessary appliances
- Extra underwear
- Clothing and outerwear for the first couple of days
- First aid kit
- Wallet and credit cards
Packing a home box of essential goods!
After you are done with packing of a first night bag for yourself, Intermove strongly recommend packing a separate box or bag with all of your home requirements for the first few days. If your move is same-day, simply pack a visibly noted “first night home essentials” box to be included with the other relocation boxes. If the move is going to take a week or two, we think that the best solution is to take these home essentials with you on the move.
Packing these items will save your sanity as, especially when it comes to things like finding toilet paper.
Here is a few Intermove recommendations of items that you consider to pack for the home box essentials.:
- Snacks, a few canned goods and sandwiches
- Sheets and pillows for the beds
- Trash bags
- Bottled water
- Bath towels
- Extra batteries
- Toilet paper and a roll of paper towels
- Small bottle of laundry detergent
- Shower curtain (if you need one)
- Paper plates, utensils and cups
- Can opener
- Some of essential cleaning supplies
“First nigt” bags for children and pets!
Moving with children and pets can make the relocation process all the more challenging and difficult. We all love our children and our pets but they can prove to be very difficult to handle in a specific situations. But, by preparing a separate overnight bag, you can avoid a lot of first night problems for your offspring and your beloved pets. Preparing a “first night” bag filled with familiar items will not only help to keep their anxiety at bay, but will also make their experience a fun and easy one.
You should consider the following items when packing an overnight bag for your children:
- Clothing and pajamas
- Something to keep them contained, such as a portable bouncy seat or pack n’ play set.
- A toy
- Books or an iPad to play games
- Snacks, formula, juice, food, etc.
- Sippy cups or bottles
- Medications and first aid kit
Here’s what to consider when you are pack for your pets:
- Enough food for a few days.
- Food and water dishes
- Poop bags or kitty litter box/scooper
- Toys and bones for for chewing
- Cat toys
- Crate or carrier
What to unpack the first night!
In addition to preparing the first nightimportant items, it’s a good idea to plan out which items and rooms you plan to unpack that night. Intermove don’t think that you should be overly ambitious the first night in your home. No one is expecting you to be completely unpacked the first week in your new home. That is a job for some holywood superhero. That is why we suggest that you start with the bedrooms even more so if you have children. You should putt the sheets on the bed, head to the kitchen and unpack the items you’ll need during the first week, such as forks, knives, plates, mugs, coffee machine, etc (Note: don,t overdo it because you will be surprised on how much little things we need to be satisfy in everyday life)
Enjoy the first night in your new home!
After you’ve unpacked your essentials and settled in, it is time to enjoy your new house! Tonight is not the night to stress about the little things.Just relax. You’ve just accomplished a major move and it’s now time to celebrate. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy your new home on the first night:
- Pop some bubbly.
- Instead of stressing yourself out over cooking, order take-out or delivery instead.
- If your place is a trainwreck, go out to eat and relx, it is an order.
- Play a game with your family. Chances are, you may not have cable when you arrive. Be patient! If you planned ahead, it should be installed in no time. In the meantime enjoy spending a good time with your family.
- Read a book.
- Meet your new neighbors. The first day in your new home is as good of a time as ever to introduce yourself to the new neighbors. If you have kids, find other neighbors with children and you will clicked,with them, belive us..
- Go for walk in your new neighborhood. Get out the house and explore the area with your family.
- If you’re going to insist on unpacking boxes, I suggest spending the first night making sure each box is in the right room to start with.
Intermove wish you happy and enjoyable first night!