Enjoying first night in your new home
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.