Moving into your new home can seem like a juggling act, as your mind pre-occupied with a million different things.
With all your belongings packed into dozens of boxes, the last thing you want to do after a day of moving is hunt for the necessities. That’s why organising a ‘first night kit’ will save you time and stress.
Toiletries: Items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and towels will be needed after a day of unpacking. Most importantly, don’t forget the toilet paper!
Bedding: As beds are usually assembled on moving day, having sheets, pillows and blankets ready will help make the first night more comfortable.
First Aid: As you will be handling a lot of heavy furniture and using different tools, there is a chance you could injure yourself. It’s a good idea to pack band aids, bandages, Panadol and any prescription medicine you will need.
Food and Drink: Working all day will build up an appetite, so it’s a good idea to have some easy to prepare meals on hand or local take away menus.
Phone and electronic device chargers: If you have not been able to set up your TV yet, then your mobile phone, laptop and/or iPad will probably be your next form of entertainment.
Change of clothes: After spending all day moving boxes and furniture, you will definitely want to change into fresh clothes.
Disposable plates/cups/cutlery: Not only will this save you having to look through all the kitchen boxes labelled ‘fragile’, but you won’t have to clean up either.
There are also other items you may need depending on who you live with. If you have kids, it might be a good idea to pack extra toys and games. If you have pets, don’t forget to pack extra food and of course, their bed.
Having these items will help prevent any extra stress of what will most likely be a long, but exciting, day.