En­joy­ing first night in your new home

Whitsunday Times - - REAL ESTATE | INDUSTRY NEWS -

THERE’S no way round it.

Whether you’ve em­ployed the ser­vices of a pro­fes­sional mover or have re­cruited your friends and fam­ily, by the end of the day you will be ex­hausted, says Mov­ing Ser­vices.

Here are a few tips to help min­imise the dis­rup­tion and pos­si­bly dis­tress af­ter your long day

Plan ahead for the things you will need on the first night in your new home. Set aside a box and in­clude crit­i­cal things you know you will need within the first 24 hours of your move —and mark it clearly.

There’s noth­ing more frus­trat­ing than sort­ing through boxes in the mid­dle of the night to find what you need.

If pos­si­ble, pre-cook a meal which can sim­ply be heated up.

Al­ter­na­tively, pick up some qual­ity take-away food so you don’t need to worry about plates and cut­lery.

Make sure you’ve set aside all the cook­ing and eat­ing items you’ll need for the next cou­ple of days.

En­sure the es­sen­tial elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances are packed where you can reach them eas­ily —the mi­crowave to quickly heat up your pre-cooked meal, ket­tle for your tea and cof­fee and toaster for that morn­ing piece of toast and vegemite.

Pack a small tool kit for re-as­sem­bling items that couldn’t be moved whole.

For each per­son in the house­hold, pack a change of clothes, towel, tooth­brush, sham­poo, hair­brush, hot wa­ter bot­tles and other per­sonal items.

Pack a med­i­cal bag in­clud­ing any pre­scrip­tion drugs, painkillers for that stress headache, Deep Heat, band-aids and ban­dages.

Most im­por­tantly, make all the beds up ear­lier in the day.

You’ll thank your­self at the end of the tir­ing day.

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