Moving into a new home can be an exciting yet challenging life experience. For the first few days, your mind is making a hundred mental checklists at once, and it can be easy to forget even the simplest home essentials in the process. The big things aren’t the problem; it’s the small stuff that most people lose sight of.
Lombardo Homes wants to make the process of moving into your new home as easy as possible. Stock up on these 10 new home essentials for moving day and your first days in your new home:
You won’t be in moving mode 24 hours every day! Eventually you’ll have some down time, and you’ll need your phone, tablet and laptop chargers to stay connected.
After a long day of moving and unpacking, it would be a nightmare to forget bathroom necessities like toilet paper, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and towels/washcloths. And, don’t forget the shower curtain.
3. Cleaning Supplies
Moving into a new house also brings with it a flurry of dust, dirt and trash. If cleanliness is important to you, don’t forget things like spray cleaner, rags, a broom/dustpan, a vacuum and anything else to help you maintain a spotless new home.
If you’re still getting the power to your new house set up, a flashlight will be a lifesaver in the meantime!
Don’t forget to eat during your move! Granola bars, fruits, and nuts require no refrigeration, preparation or utensils, making them light and healthy snacks to keep your stomach satisfied. Additionally, you’ll need some ice water, coffee, or other beverages to wash it all down and keep you energized.
Nothing makes moving better than your favorite tunes! Bring a radio or Bluetooth speaker and blast the latest hits while you unpack and get settled.
7. First-Aid Kit
Scratches and scrapes are common when moving into a new home, so be prepared with a stock of bandages, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, painkillers, and gauze.
8. Portable Tool Kit
There’s a lot that can be done during the move with simply a hammer, screwdriver and pliers. Duct tape and scissors are also must-haves during the moving process!
9. Bedroom Necessities
Assuming you’ll be sleeping in your new home the first couple nights, you’d be surprised how many people forget the pillows and bedsheets or pack them on a moving truck that won’t arrive for a couple more days. You’ll also want to bring a few pairs of clothes (sleepwear included) and an alarm clock.
10. A Celebration Gift for Yourself
Celebrate the first night in your new home with a glass of wine, champagne, or any other treat you enjoy. You deserve it!
What new home essentials are we missing? Let us know in the comments below.