First Night In a New Home Checklist
The first night in a new house is more stressful than you think. You’re tired from moving. The home’s clean level is questionable. Boxes are everywhere. And somehow there is no toilet paper to be found.
So, what do you need the first night in your new house? Here’s a list of things to consider for an open-first box (or two). If you have space, you might want to keep it with you in the car so doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. If you don’t have room, you could mark them with red marker or brightly-colored duct tape. Then, load them last so they come off first.
First night in new house checklist
- Toilet paper
- Toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner…
- Hand soap
- Shower liner
- Towel for each family member
- Work clothes
- Ibuprofen: Your muscles will thank you
- First aid kit: It’s easy for someone to get cut or injured lifting and maneuvering furniture and boxes through awkward spaces.
- Baby supplies: sippy cup/bottle, formula, baby food, spoon, diapers, wipes, pacifier, Pack ‘n Play
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Night light
- Favorite animal, blanket, toy
- Change of clothes
- Entertainment: crayons/coloring book, books, few toys, laptop/DVD player
- Paper plates
- Paper towel
- Dinner (or takeout menu!)
- Coffee machine, coffee, filters, mugs
- Pet food
- Basic cleaning supplies
- Rubber gloves
- Trash bags
- Screwdriver and philips head
- Phone charger
- Pen and paper
- Permanent marker
- Cash if you need to tip movers
- Important documents: checkbook, passports, birth certificates, Social Security cards …
- HUD statement: You might end up needing this a couple times shortly after moving for getting new utilities and insurance.
Questions about moving? Let us know!
Shawn & Kyle Cunningham
Cunningham Group at RE/MAX Advantage