Getting ready for you big move
So you made an offer and settled on your dream home. Now it’s time to get ready for your big move. You’ll need a few things on hand to make sure everything goes to plan, and we’ve outlined them in our list of must-haves.
If you’ve ever had to move into a new house or apartment, you know that it’s a lot of work. Moving into your first home, though … that’s an event!
It’s an exciting time for any first home buyer, but that doesn’t mean it’s stress free. You’re turning your new space into a home after all. To make your transition a little easier, you should prepare a move-in kit, with everything you’ll need come moving day without the frantic search through boxes.
Here’s our list of 14 essential (and often overlooked) items that you should definitely include in your move-in kit:
You’ll want to do a top-to-bottom clean of your new space before you start unpacking. Cleaning can be an important step in making your new house feel like a home. Plus, moving generates a lot of dirt, dust and garbage. From washing walls to washing hands, these items will come in handy during and after the move to ensure your new home is spick and span.
For quick DIY and repairs
Moving day can often be an enlightening experience when it comes to the responsibilities of home maintenance. Holes in the walls from hanging artwork, chipped paint, broken fixtures — it’s all your problem now. Keep these items at the ready to tackle simple repairs. It can also help to prep your space for more substantial renovations such as fresh paint.
For you and the family
In all the excitement of the move, don’t forget to think about your own personal needs! Taking care of yourself and your family is the best strategy in cutting down the stress that can come with moving into your first home. Along with basics such as a change of clothes and toiletries, don’t forget about these easily overlooked essentials.