Moving day is a dreaded day for anyone that has to pack up and move from one home into another. Knowing that all of the stuff that you rely on each and every day is packed away in boxes and will have to be located and unpacked before your life can return to any sense of normalcy can make the moving process that much more overwhelming. Here, you will find a few tips that will make your first days in your new house less stressful and irritating.
First Night Duffel
After a long day of moving, you won't want to dig through any boxes to find the things that you need for the first night. Pack each member of the family a first night duffel bag that can be transported in your vehicle where it won't get lost with all of the other boxes.
A few things to pack include:
- A set of clean clothes – including undergarments and socks
- Towel, washcloth and shower supplies
- Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
- Contact lens supplies
- Any medication or personal products that are needed daily
Chances are, you won't want to spend time digging through the boxes of kitchen supplies to look for what you need to prepare any type of meal for your family the first night or morning after the move. Packing up some paper plates, napkins, plastic-ware and cups, along with easy-to-grab healthy options will fill the gaps between ordering takeout.
A few foods to include in your first meals box are:
- Granola bars or your favorite snack bars
- Bread, peanut butter and jelly
- Canned soup and crackers
Note: Don't forget to keep bottled water handy so that your family and friends helping don't get dehydrated while working hard to get you moved.
After a long day, you will want to be at least a little bit comfortable when you go to bed. Instead of folding everything up neatly when you strip your beds to move them, fold the sides of the blankets and flat sheets into the center of the fitted sheet. Then, remove each corner of the fitted sheet and fold everything up into one bundle. Slide the bundled bedding into a big garbage bag and label it. This way, when you are exhausted and finally get to go to bed, all you have to do is lay the mattresses on the floor, open the bag and slide the corners of each sheet around each mattress. Bed in a bag!
Thinking about what you will need the first night and morning after a move before you move will make things a little easier and less treacherous for everyone. To learn more, talk with a moving company like Wheaton World Wide Moving.