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First Night in a New Home! What are the Essentials You’ll Need?

New Home

Congratulations! You purchased your new home, and are beginning the transition from one home to another! Depending on your situation, whether you are just moving across town, from state to state, or in some cases, making an international move (hey Military friends! We see you!), you may not have immediate access to all of your personal belongings.

You may be receiving your items same day, but even then, it’s likely that most of your household items will still be in boxes for a few days (or weeks!) Having some essentials will help make your transition a little smoother, and hopefully a little less stressful!

The Bathroom

Make sure you are stocked up on items such as toilet paper, and have easy access to toothbrushes, toothpaste and a few towels. Additional toiletry items such as shampoo and other beauty items will also come in handy. If you have small children, you’ll want anything on hand that would be beneficial to them, such as a few small bath toys and other appropriate items.

The Kitchen

Disposable items such as paper plates, plastic cups and utensils are life savers during those first few days in a new home! Stock up on paper towels or napkins as well as trash bags, dish soap and and sponges for easy clean up.


Anything you might need to get through the night! If you don’t have access to your mattresses immediately, make sure your air mattresses are close by! Not only that, but if you have pumps for your air mattresses, that you have the batteries or power chord needed. Make sure you can also easily find linens, blanket or comforters, pillows and alarm clock!


It’s tough having kids displaced from their normal routine, but a few items such as favorite toys, stuffed animals and games can help make the process easier. If you have an infant, make sure you have any necessary items to help make it through the night, such as bottles, a place for baby to sleep and appropriate clothing items.


Pets are like children for a lot of families, so to many, their comfort is equally important! Make sure you have items such as food and water bowls, food, treats, toys and a place to sleep (whether that’s a kennel or a pet bed!)

Emergency Supplies 

It’s always a good idea to have a few items on hand that first night, such as any medication necessary for family members, a few first aid items and a flashlight/batteries. Better safe than sorry!


The Kibler Group
Keller Williams Partners
(719) 440-1145





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