Um... paper towel.
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
Smelly stuff (sprays, candles, etc)
more pegs than you think you'll need and a pegbasket
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06-10-2012 12:58 #11
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toilet roll holder
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)
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?
Some sort of cleaning spray - I like the method one
non scratch scrubbing sponges - can be used in shower if needed
Bleach and or toilet cleaner if you use.
Freezer bags and zip lock bags
Rubber gloves - for cleaning the toilet seat
? new toilet seat
I am not sure if you have appliances so apart from fridge etc:
bamix/ stick blender
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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06-10-2012 18:25 #15
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.
06-10-2012 18:36 #16
Df has dubbed it "The definitive moving house first grocery shopping list"!
Sponges (one for each purpose)
dish scrubbing wand
Toilet brush and holder
Dustpan and brush
Solar lights (for navigating the driveway at night)
First aid kit
Stationary (pen, paper, bluetack)
Spreads vegemite etc
Zip lock bags
Dried herbs and spices
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