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Your First Night in Your New Home

Congratulations! You’ve secured your next home. Moving can be all so overwhelming and sometimes you can easily forget to pack the essentials for your first night in your new home. If you’re anything like me, thinking about the move alone sounds exhausting, but then you remember how fortunate you are to have a roof over your head. Most likely, you’re not going to be having a home cooked meal the night of your move, so below you’ll see a list of some of the essentials that you’ll want to either set aside in a separate box or make sure you know their whereabouts for a stress free move.

The Basics

  1. Bedding

  2. Cleaning Supplies

  3. Pen/Paper

  4. Pillows

  5. Work Clothes

Emergency Items

  1. First Aid Kit

  2. Trash Bags

  3. Medicines

  4. Flashlight

  5. Tools


  1. Take Out Menu

  2. Paper Plates

  3. Plastic Utensils

  4. Celebration Bubbly!

For the Kids

  1. Pajamas

  2. Change of Clothes

  3. Baby Supplies

  4. Night Light

  5. Games


  1. Toilet Paper

  2. Shampoo/Soap

  3. Shower Curtain

  4. Hygiene Items

  5. Towels


  1. HUD Statement

  2. Other Closing Documents

  3. Passports & IDs

For the Furbabies

  1. Food

  2. Medications

  3. Leash/Collar

  4. Comfort Toys

  5. Bowls

One of the best feelings in the world is finally getting your items from your previous home to your current one, a sense of relief, if you will.

Don’t forget to embrace the moment and try not to get too stressed out. You’ve completed all the paperwork, the rest should be a fun experience building memories.

If you’re looking for a new place to call home, I would be honored to help you navigate the process. I’ve also included a checklist that you can print out and take with you so you know you have your bases covered.

First Night Checklist
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