Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Open Me First Boxes

Open Me First boxes are some of the most important boxes you will pack during your move. They are some of the last boxes you pack and some of the first boxes that you unpack at your new place. They hold all the essentials you need to make your house comfortable for the first couple of days.

I make a different Open Me First Box for each room in the house.  Each one is distinguished with a special neon color sticker so that the movers and I can easily recognize them when they get moved into the new house.

Kitchen Open Me First Box
- Aluminum foil
- Disposable flatware
- Disposable cups
- Dish detergent
- Frying pan
- Sauce pan
- Spatula & spoon
- Scissors
- Keurig
- Tea & Coffee K-cups
- Tervis for each of us

Bathroom Open Me First Box
- Bath mat
- Bath towels (wash them before you move so you have nice clean towels)
- Shower curtain and rings (unless you have a glass door shower)
- Shampoo
- Conditioner
- Body wash
- Toilet paper
- Toothbrush & toothpaste

Bedroom Open Me First Box
- Sheets (wash them before you move so that you have nice clean sheets)
- Pillows
- Blanket
- Alarm clock
- Book to read
- Cell phone chargers

Tools Open Me First Box
- Duct tape
- Flashlight
- Flat head screwdriver
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Hammer
- Level
- Stud finder
- Picture hangers
- Screws
- Nails
- Tape measure
- Utility knife

Pets Open Me First Box
- Pet food and bowls
- Bedding
- Toys
- Treats

Is there anything additional that you would add to your Open Me First boxes?

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