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Essential Items to Remember When Moving into Your New Home

When you are moving into your new home, you will remember the big things, like a bed or refrigerator. It’s the little things that get lost in the hustle and bustle of moving and excitement. If you take care of the little things on your list, it will be much easier to settle in and not have a last minute run to the store in the middle of something important.

Essential Items to Remember When Moving into Your New Home

·         Kitchen

Can opener

Bottle opener

Wooden spoons, spatula


Hot pads

Measuring cups and spoons

·         Living Room



New wall décor

TV Stand

·         Bedroom

Full length mirror




·         Bathroom



Shower curtain and rings

Bath mat

·         Laundry Room


Dryer sheets

Iron and ironing board


·         General household items

Tool set

First aid kit

Fire extinguisher

Flashlight and spare batteries

Duct tape

Ten things to do when you move into a new home

1.      Change your address

2.      Transfer or shut off and turn on your utilities

3.      Emergency kit

4.      Find the main breaker box

5.      Know where water shut-off valves

6.      Test smoke detectors

7.      Emergency exits and plan

8.      Ensure your street number is visible

9.      Change the locks

10.  Update your driver’s license, registration and voter registration

These tips will help as you are moving in, but the first night you plan to stay in your new house there are some things you want to make sure you have on hand to make the first days less stressful.

·         Paper plates and plastic utensils

·         Overnight bags for each family member- a favorite item, change of clothes and PJs, toothbrush and sippy cups or bottles.

·         Any prescription medication and OTC items for emergencies

·         Sleeping bags or bedding if beds are set up

·         Carry out or deli food and snacks

·         Bottled water or a Brita pitcher until you know your water is working and safe

Moving into a new home is a wonderful thing. Making it less stressful with a few easy tips is the icing on the cake. I hope these tips help. If you are in the market for buying or selling a home, Ken Couture is the best realtor in Las Vegas to help you.  Call us at (702) 476-0060 or fill out the form below.

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