Essentials for Moving into a New Home: First Night Must-Haves

Oct 12, 2023
First night must-haves
Moving into a new home is a busy time, and forgetting to pack first night must-haves is easy. That's why we've compiled a checklist of essential items to help you keep on top of things.

Personal essentials

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo)
  • Bedding and pillows
  • A change of clothes and pyjamas
  • Towels
  • Medication and first aid kit

Practical essentials

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Bin bags
  • Torch
  • Extra batteries/light bulbs
  • Important documents
  • Phone charger

Kitchen essentials

  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates, cups and cutlery
  • Canned food and snacks
  • Water bottle 
  • Can and bottle opener
  • Kettle
  • Dish soap

Kids' essentials

  • A change of clothes and pyjamas
  • Baby supplies (nappies, wipes, pacifier, baby food)
  • Entertainment (toys, books, music)
  • Favourite comfort item (blanket, stuffed animal)
  • Nightlight

Pet essentials

  • Food 
  • Water and food bowl
  • Litter box
  • Bedding
  • Toys
  • Lead, collar 
  • Carrier

How to feel comfortable the first night you move in

Moving home is exciting, and you deserve to enjoy it fully. Here are some tips on feeling comfortable the first night you move in. 

1. Make plans for dinner

Whether cooking your kids' favourite meal or ordering a takeaway, the first dinner in your new home is special. Set the table as you're used to and toast to a new beginning. 

2. Prepare entertainment

If you already have an internet connection, watching a movie is a great way to feel comfortable right off the bat. If not, you can play board or card games with your family or enjoy some sing-alongs. 

3. Set up the bedrooms

Setting up your and your kids' bedrooms on the first night can make everyone feel at ease. Decorate both rooms with personal items, including photos and stuffed animals, to start making the new spaces yours. 
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