Here at Elite Built Homes in Louisville, Kentucky, we make sure that the building process is easy for our buyers, but we want to help you throughout the entire process – inducing after the move! You’ll need things to help get settled. Here are some tips to help make the transition a little easier.
· Tools / Around the House items. If you’re moving from an apartment or other rental, chances are you may not have some of these items. Now that you’re a homeowner, you should get them as soon as possible.
o Tool set including a hammer, Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, and a mix of nails, hooks and other hardware.
o First aid kit
o Fire extinguisher
o Toilet / sink plunger
o Flashlights and batteries
· Cleaning closet supplies. Another often forgotten set of items for a new home is cleaning supplies. For the ones that will be used through the entire house, you may need to buy multiples.
o Toilet brush and toilet bowl cleaner
o Rubber gloves
o All purpose cleaner, safe to use on glass and wood
o Stove cleaner
o Bucket with mop
o Broom and dust pan
· Plenty of essential paper supplies. You do not want to be digging through boxes looking for toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues.
· An overnight bag. No matter how well organized your move is, chances are the house will be a little disorganized for a while. Pack an overnight bag with extra changes of clothing (include sleepwear and underwear), and toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant), plus towels and washcloths for cleaning up.
· Rudimentary pantry supplies. Cleaning and unpacking is hard work, and going out for take-out isn’t always possible. Make sure you have snacks like fruit, nuts, and granola bars since they require no refrigeration, no preparation, and no utensils. Don’t forget drinks – bottled water, juices, tea bags, instant coffee. And for meals, stick to basics like pasta and sauce, cereal and milk, bread and peanut butter, canned soup, etc.
· A personal treat or two. If you always end the night with a glass of wine, bring a bottle to reward yourself at the end of your long first day. (Don’t forget the wine opener and a wineglass.) If you’re an avid reader, bring a book you’ve been dying to read to help you fall asleep at night. You’re going to be working hard when you first move in, so make sure you also allow yourself a bit of fun to make the transition as easy as possible.