A good night’s sleep will be critical as you embark the next few days on unpacking and settling into your new home. Make sure you are clear on whether the movers will assemble your beds or if you are responsible for setting them up. Additionally, be sure to have bed linens for every member of the family so everyone experiences a sense of coziness the first night.

Paying close attention to everyone’s sleeping arrangements can help the first evening be as pleasant as possible. For example, if you are relocating with small children, make sure the portable sleeper set is easily accessible. And if you have pets, don’t forget to set aside their beds or crates. Pets need a good night’s rest, too!

  • Sheets, pillows, blankets and comforters for the beds (or a sleeping bag).
  • Air mattress, folding bed or portable bed (if your primary bed is not going to be assembled or arrives after you move in).
  • Air pump for the air mattress.
  • Hairdryer, vacuum or shop vac if you are without an air pump.