Essential Items When Moving with a Partner

When planning your move with a partner, it’s always a good idea to put together a box of essential items that you’ll need handy during the first few days. Otherwise, you might end up stuck in an awkward situation, like Lauren A.’s husband.

“My husband was doing a pest control treatment in our new house right after settlement,” she explained. “I left to finish packing before the movers came the next day, and he was supposed to finish up and join me.”

But then something happened that neither of them were expecting.

“He had an accident while doing the pest control treatment and had to take off his clothes in our curtain-less house and shower. Thankfully, he had an extra shirt in his car, and he was able to put it on and wrap his jacket around his waist for a long ride home.”

Avoid situations like this by ensuring that you have a shower curtain, towels, and a change of clothes handy before you jump into any housework. Other items you’ll want to have easily accessible for the first few days in your new home include:

  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries, including hand soap and toothpaste
  • Clean bedding and pillows
  • Your daily medications
  • A small tool kit
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Chargers for your electronics
  • A first-aid kit
  • Utensils and plates

Many people opt to pack these items in one designated box, which you can keep on-hand during your move. That way, you won’t have to go digging through boxes to find bed sheets or hand soap after a long day of moving. Keeping these small things in mind when planning your move will make the process that much easier for everyone.

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