Moving/New HomeMoving Kit
Phone card - To stay in touch
Postcard or notecard, preaddressed - So they can write you from their new home
Small address book - to keep addresses of old friends and new..and for email addies
Hugs and kisses - To remind them that you care
Kleenex - For drying eyes when they miss all their old friends
Change of address cards?
Map- Maybe with the route highlighted?
Return address labels with new address
Photo of giver or group of friends
Puzzle piece- Things just aren't the same without them
A picture of their old house - "Always remember where you came from"
New Home Kit
Picture Hanging kit ( those kits with the nails, hooks etc. )
Band Aids ( For the kids new home boo boos )
Packets of sugar
Packets of salt & pepper
Coloring books for the kids with crayolas
Bayer Baby aspirin
Notepad Magnet for her fridge
Hammer - to hammer out any problems
Screws - because you may have some loose ones when you finish
Plaster - because owning a home is just "patch, patch, patch"
Paint - to brighten up your life
Carpet - to soften life's blows
Level - to keep your life in balance
Measuring tape - for the next big project
Glue/adhesive - to help you stick with the project
Piece of floor tile - so you can "have the floor"
Nails - to hold you up
Trowel - to smooth out any rough spots
Bandaids - for those boo boos you make
Chocolate candy - because it makes working worthwhile
Judy's notes of more ideas: There's always the tiny nails for picture hanging; toothpaste for covering up the holes when you move it again; How about a Honey Do list that you can make up to be put up on the fridge; Just some post it notes with a cover sheet with Honey does or Dues with cute graphic; A cheap comb is handy as a holder for the nails so you don't hit your fingers and bandaids for when you do; A roll of Duct Tape would be handy for so many things including when he/she WON'T SHUT UP!; How about a couple of packets of seeds to plant along with the appropriate plant pokes; How about coupons for McD so they can have an evening out on the town (Mc D's because as a new homeowner, that's all they will be able to afford); A phone number to call when they are ready to give it all up. How about 1-555-HELP (Gosh, I hope that's not a real number); A calendar with the instructions that it will take at least a year to completely move in - not to stress too much, but include Tums for when they do stress.
These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the "ingredients", printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.Return to index