Now that you have secured your new home, you actually have to move in. With so many things to do to get your home ready, you have a lot of work ahead of you. A lot of that is for the future though. To survive your first few days in the home, you will need a few things to make the transition from new home owner to “moved in”. Here are a few things you will need to survive in the first few days.
This seems like a simple thing, but a necessary thing to figure out for the first few days. You will need to figure out if your kitchen sink or refrigerator is working, and if not, plan to have enough drinking water to last until you are secure in that department.
Obviously, food is also an important thing to think of. If you don’t have a refrigerator, think of food items that don’t need refrigeration. Also, make sure there are food items that don’t need utensils.
If you are going to need utensils for your food, make sure you pack enough for a few weeks, in case things don’t get set up as quickly as you had hoped. It is best to get plates that don’t break, like paper or plastic plates etc.
While I’m sure you will be careful when first moving into a home, nobody is perfect. Having some paper towels or napkins around to clean up the messes are really helpful.
Flashlight and Batteries
Be ready for anything that might happen while you are in your new house. Whether it be a power outage or you just need help navigating your way to the bathroom late at night in an unfamiliar new house, having flashlights are an essential item to have around the new house.
New homes don’t always come with toilet paper! Make sure you have enough for the bathrooms for the first week.
Having a little cash on hand, just in case of an emergency is always a good idea.
Accidents happen in your home and you just want to be prepared in case of an accident.
When it comes to moving, there is a lot of chaos involved. Boxes may not show up for a while, but you life must go on. Be prepared with clothes for a week or so, for work, school or other activities you may be involved with.
In your first few days living in a house, you might not have all the beds set up. While sleeping on the floor, make sure you have at least some blankets and pillows enough to keep you warm, especially in the cold winter months.
Life will continue, even if you don’t have all your things in your house. Make sure you have enough items to keep all your hygiene up. Toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and shampoo.
You have made the exciting step to move into a new home. Be prepared for all the little things you will need as you move into your new space.