The excitement of moving into a new home and a new neighborhood can be exhilarating and overwhelming. Unfamiliarity is always uncomfortable. Plan ahead to be sure your personal essentials are easily accessible the first night and morning in your new house. And check out the new neighborhood before you arrive, so you can find any supplies you may have forgotten. The sooner you are settled into the house, the sooner you can explore your new community.
Start with a “First Night Box”
The first night in a new home is also the most challenging. Planning and packing a single box (or boxes) will ease the stress of the transition into the new space. Include supplies for going to bed, and getting started the next day. Every individual and family will have special needs to be included; most people will benefit from having these items ready to go: