Tips on How to Survive the First Night in Your New Home

Tips on How to Survive the First Night in Your New Home!

How to Survive the First Night in Your New Home.

After all organizational issues are settled, the right company is chosen and not so much time left until your moving day – it is the perfect time to start packing your things. It may seem like an easy task to do but, in reality, if you have children and pets– packing can take forever.

First of all, make sure you have enough cardboard boxes and special packing materials for your fragile items. Look through your clothes and get rid of all stuff you no longer need. A great solution is organizing a garage sale, and everything that has just been taking up space will be out of your life forever. Plus, you get to earn a bit of money back too. Things that weren’t sold can be donated. Old bulky furniture that is not needed at your new place can also be donated to charity or sold.

If you have a lot of free space, you can start packing before the movers arrive. Since will start their job of loading their trucks with your boxes and moving them into your new house.

Who wants to spend the first night at a new place rummaging through boxes in search of toothbrush or sheets? I know I don’t! In order to avoid the inconvenience, pack a couple boxes of essentials for the first night. Make sure to label them with Personal, Home and Kids. The personal items can be packed in individual duffel bags or suitcases or you can put them in a box if it is easier.

If you have small children with you, packing a box for them is a lifesaver. Especially when it contains everything they will need like diapers, toys and more. I’ve put together a simple list of things to pack and label so that you can have a successful and stress-free first night at home.

Prepare a Bag with Personal Essentials.
  • Toiletries.
  • First aid kit.
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • Chargers for phones, computers etc.
  • Shoes.
  • Clothing and outerwear for the first couple of days for you and your family.
Pack a Box with Home Essentials.
  • Paper plates, utensils and cups.
  • Toilet paper and paper towels.
  • Take away menus from local restaurants.
  • Bath towels.
  • Cleaning supplies.
  • Sheets and pillows for the beds.
  • Snacks, a few canned goods and sandwich basics.
Pack a Bag for Small Kids.
  • Clothing and pajamas.
  • Diapers and wipes.
  • Toys.
  • Books.
  • Snacks
  • Water.
  • Medicine.
  •  Table games.
Do you have any tips on how to survive the first night?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!


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  1. This is such a great list i remember out first night in our newly built home we were so excited,we actually moved in 2 days before they installed our furnace good thing the weather was warm.

  2. Great tips, I remember my first night sleeping on the hard floor since the furniture wasn’t coming to the next day.

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