NEW YORK -- You’ve spent weeks planning, prepping and packing and now you’ve completed the move. Whether you hired professional movers through Zootly or got the help of your friends, by the end of the day you are going to be exhausted.
You should leave the unpacking and cleaning until you have had a good night sleep. Instead enjoy your first night in your new home. As part of your planning, decide what you will need for that first night in your new home and set them aside in a box. Be sure to mark the box clearly. If you can, try and keep this box with you.
Here’s a small list of some things to consider.
- Toilet paper
- Hand soap
- Change of clothes
- First aid kit
- Board game(s) or deck of cards
- Charging cords for electronics
If you have children, be sure to have a few toys or coloring books handy to keep them entertained. If they have favorite pjs or a lovey, be sure to have that handy to make the first night a little easier for them.
The last thing you are going to want to do after spending the day moving is cooking. Prep and pack a pre-cooked meal you can warm up or find a local restaurant in your new neighborhood to check out. Be sure to leave plates and cutlery handy so that you have something to eat off of, especially if you opt for take out. When packing, also keep some cereal bars handy for the next morning's unloading. Taking small steps like setting up your coffee maker and having tea at the ready can make the first morning hours memorable rather than stressful. Above all, don’t forget some bubbly to celebrate. You’ve just successfully moved into your new home!
No matter who and where you are moving to, Zootly can help. An on-demand moving services app, Zootly lets you locate a moving truck near you, book it, and get your belongings from point A to point B with minimal fuss. Download the app or visit the website today.