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First Box to be Opened | Moving Day

By September 29, 2015No Comments


Moving day is exciting and exhausting all the same. Of course with a little planning moving can be easier for everyone and having the essentials on hand in one place will help with that. Create a First Box to be Opened, it should be the last box packed from your old house and the first one opened in your new. Here are some necessities that should be included to help make Moving Day easy.

Essential Box

If you can, show up to your home before the movers get there. The essential box can contain cleaning items you need so prior to movers arriving you can do a pre-clean of your kitchen and bathrooms, and take care of any floors that might need sweeping or vacuuming. Pack paper towels, cleaners, sponges, rubber gloves, dish soap, toilet brush, toilet paper, tissues and a shower curtain liner. 

Pack up a mini first aid kit with band aids, Ace bandage, some antiseptic wipes, tweezers, and a few ibuprofen. To have a small toiletry kit available is also helpful with toothpaste, tooth-brush, soap, shampoo, deodorant towels and wash cloths. Don’t forget any of the medicines that you take on a daily basis also.

first aid kit when moving


Other Items to Make Your Move Smooth

A set of sheets, blanket and a pillow for each bed for each member of the family. Light bulbs, batteries, charging cords for devices. A set of clean clothes for everyone after the first day of moving, include sleeping clothes it will make you feel more at home the first night.

You might find eating out is a little easier when you are moving but packing some disposable cups and “tableware”, paper plates and napkins can come in handy. A can opener, serving spoon, and pan. Don’t forget about your four legged friends. Pack their serving dishes and at least two days of food for them, if they have a preferred bed it is wise to bring that too if you can.

paper plates and cup for first day of your move

Make sure you have the keys, essential phone numbers, paper and pen, duct tape, scissors, small portable tool kit that has hammer, screw driver, flashlight and pliers at least. Last include something that feels or helps you make your new house feel like yours; a candle, favorite throw or pillow, or a radio to play your favorite music while you unpack the rest of your belongings.

Welcome to your new home!

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Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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