Unpacking all of your belongings after moving into your new home is a long and tiring process that can take days or even weeks to complete. One recent surveyeven claimed it takes an average of 182 days for people to unpack their very last box after settling into their new home.
But some things cant wait, and one room you want to set up quickly is the kitchen. In fact, its a good idea to have some essentials at the ready right away so that you can prepare a meal on your first day in your new home, and heres how you can get that done:
Start with the Basics:
Consider what youll need to cook meals in your new home. These include pots, a frying pan, plates, glasses and cutlery. And dont forget containers to store leftovers. Whatever meal you plan, make it a relatively simple one. Remember, youll be busy, so you dont want to have to prepare an elaboratemeal, and simplicity also means youll need fewer items to start cooking.
The Ingredients to Success:
You cant cook a meal without something to cook. You can go shopping at a grocery store in your new neighborhood, or if your new home is a reasonable drive from your old place, you can plan ahead by packing your meats, veggies and drinks in a cooler.
A Little Spice Makes Things Nice:
You dont want your familys first meal in their new home to be bland, so be sure to have the spices you need to cook some delicious food. One tip, when it comes to things like oils, salad dressings and condiments, buy new packages to prevent spills.
Make it easy to find these things by packing them in separate boxes or storage containers and clearly labeling those boxes Kitchen – First Day. If you are driving to your new home, consider packing these boxes in your vehicle if theres room so that you dont have to go through all those boxes the moving company is bringing to your new house.
And with all that taken care of, you and your family will be able to share the first of many meals youll be having together in your new home.
Published with permission from RISMedia.