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    Um... paper towel.
    Toilet paper.
    Insect-killing spray stuff
    Hardcore cleaners - sometimes you move in and the place is just feral and needs a really good clean.
    Dishwashing liquid (or dishwasher tablets if you've got one of those)
    Dustpan and brush
    Grout brush
    Smelly stuff (sprays, candles, etc)
    Toothpaste
    liquid handwash
    coathangers
    more pegs than you think you'll need and a pegbasket
    laundry baskets

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    Toilet brush
    toilet roll holder
    sponges/ rags
    Ironing board
    Iron
    laundry basket

    I second the bottle of wine!!

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    Tissues (sounds funny but by the time you set up the house you might need 5 boxes spread around the place eg lounge, bathroom, bedrooms etc)
    Paper towel
    Aerogard
    Bunnings has a great 'tool kit' with Alan keys, hammer, screws etc
    Medical suppplies- panadol, cough mixture, betadine (fill a basket in Chemist Warehouse!)

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    Will you need to pre-clean everything before you move in?

    scrubbing brush
    paper towel.
    Some sort of cleaning spray - I like the method one
    non scratch scrubbing sponges - can be used in shower if needed
    eucalyptus oil
    bin bags
    Bleach and or toilet cleaner if you use.
    Toilet brush
    rubbish bins
    Freezer bags and zip lock bags
    Rubber gloves - for cleaning the toilet seat
    ? new toilet seat
    Oven cleaner

    I am not sure if you have appliances so apart from fridge etc:
    Vaccuum cleaner
    bamix/ stick blender
    kettle
    toaster
    jaffle maker
    george foreman grill - I love ours

    Pots pans, knives, mixing bowls, cutlery and crockery plus lots and lots of tupperware.

    Disposable plates, glasses etc

    CHOCOLATE and WINE!!!! Essential!

    I always pack an 'Essentials box' with kettle, snacks, long life milk, mugs, paper plates etc and wine and chocolate as well as a few cleaning products and toilet paper. I also put hand wash and a towel in it. At least you can have a cuppa and/or wine in the midst of packing. HAving someone drop over food is great too - premade meal or takeaway.

    I am all for 'natural' cleaning products but in a new house I like to 'sterilise' the other peoples germs

    Antoher thought is that if you have a 'coles online' etc near you you could do a big shop for pantry staples and arrange for it be delivered the next day ie tinned tomatoes, flour, sugar, frozen veg etc. TI won't be everything but will be a good start and means you won't have to leave the house to get stuff

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    An essentials box is a fantastic idea! Saves me having to explain to df where everything is.

    I definitely forgot about rubber gloves. And sterilising everything first is something I hadn't thought of. I had intended on giving everything a really good clean but I think I will have to hit the hard stuff in the bathroom and kitchen.

    Ill have to postmy list so far because I think it could come in handy for others in the future.

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    Df has dubbed it "The definitive moving house first grocery shopping list"!

    Vinegar
    Bi carb
    Sponges (one for each purpose)
    Microfibre cloths
    Garbage bags
    Bin liners
    Magic erasers
    Paper towels
    dish scrubbing wand
    Plugs
    Insect spray
    Handwash
    Rubber gloves
    Command hooks
    Toilet cleaner
    Toilet paper
    Tissues
    Soap
    Shampoo
    Conditioner
    Toothpaste
    Toilet brush and holder
    Broom
    Mop
    Bucket
    Dustpan and brush
    Clothes horse
    Laundry basket
    Pegs
    Hose
    Solar lights (for navigating the driveway at night)
    Toolkit
    First aid kit
    Washing powder
    Fabric softener
    Napisan
    Cleaning agents
    Batteries
    Torch
    Stationary (pen, paper, bluetack)
    Light globes
    Clock
    Power boards
    Extension leads
    Candles
    Matches
    Scissors

    Olive oil
    Salt
    Pepper
    Flour
    Baking powder
    Sugar
    Tea
    Coffee
    Equal
    Glad wrap
    Foil
    Baking paper
    Sauce/condiments
    Cereal
    Bread
    Spreads vegemite etc
    Butter
    Eggs
    Cheese
    Pasta
    Pasta sauce
    Canned tomatoes/vegies
    Tuna
    Milk
    Zip lock bags
    Rice
    Corn flour
    Garlic
    Ginger
    Dried herbs and spices
    Rolled oats
    Freezer bags
    Saladas/dried biscuits
    Sultanas

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