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  • Writer's pictureAngela Lund

Your 'moving in day' survival kit

With almost all our homes on Thornfield Green and Orchard Meadows now reserved or sold, there's lots of lucky buyers getting their keys and moving into their new homes.

Ange, one of Open Door's sales negotiators has put together a must-have survival kit list for that day when it arrives. Let's be honest, moving house can be one of the most stressful events in your life, so make sure you've got your survival kit ready, to relieve even a small amount of the stress!

Preparing your moving day survival kit

Before your removal team arrives, group together your moving essentials to be kept separate to all your other items, and make sure you let the team know that you will be bringing these items yourself. Each family member will need an overnight bag, containing nightclothes and a change of clothes for the next day. It might be easier to take all your essential bathroom items together in one large travel bag rather than having individual wash bags. Here is our extensive list of items that you may find useful to keep in your moving day survival kit:

From the kitchen

  • Toaster

  • Small pan

  • Mug, plate, knife, fork and spoon for each family member

  • Instant coffee/tea

  • Kettle

  • Bottled water (if water at new house isn’t switched on)

  • Soft drinks

  • Paper plates

  • Plastic utensils / cutlery

  • Paper towels

  • Teaspoons

  • Cooking equipment or takeaway menus

  • Provisions for next day’s breakfast

  • Snacks

From the bedroom

  • Bed Linen

  • Phone and phone chargers

  • Alarm clock

  • Change of clothes for the next day

From the bathroom

  • Towels

  • Toiletries

  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Cleaning supplies

  • First aid kit containing painkillers, plasters, etc.

  • Any essential medication your family needs

From the toolbox

  • Basic tools e.g. screwdrivers, drill, hammer

  • Masking tape or PVC tape

  • Scissors

  • Utility knife

  • Torch

Other accessories

  • Pen and paper

  • A few light bulbs

  • Bin liners

  • Portable radio

  • Pet food / water bowls / bedding & accessories

With all this packed in your moving day survival kit you’ll be prepared for any eventuality!

And don’t forget a bottle of champagne and a couple of glasses to celebrate once you settled in your new home!

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