As I mentioned before, my sister and her family built their new home just three houses down from us. She asked for a Fall wreath for her housewarming gift, but I wanted to also get her something a little more smart and useful…
First items on my list?
- Dish soap
- Trash bags
- Disinfecting wipes
- Microfiber cloths (HUGE fan!)
- Dishwasher detergent
- Dish brush
- Febreeze air freshener
- Magic erasers
- Bathroom cleaner
- Anti bacterial multi surface cleaner
- Carpet cleaner
- Pledge multi surface cleaner
- Tool set (I don’t want her borrowing my stuff all the time!)
- Screw assortment
- Command Brand products
- First aid kit (she’s a mom of 2 boys under 2 so this was a no brainer!)
- Paper plates
- Paper towels
I was thinking of a large trash can or just a big basket to hold all of these housewarming gift items, but then I realized that my sister could use a large bin to hold toys on the main floor. Luckily I knew she trusts my taste in home décor.
To raise the items up high in the basket (you know, for awesome presentation purposes), I just put an empty diaper box in the bottom of the basket. Funny though… while “opening” this gift basket my sister actually thought we bought her kids diapers as well. Uh no, that stuff is expensive!
All in all this huge gift basket cost me $100, but I split the cost with one of my brothers so it was pretty affordable. I scored the tool kit and screws on clearance from Walgreens and the basket was a steal from HomeGoods. My advice? Shop around for some deals if you have the time! Or just lighten the load.
But think to yourself…
What would I need to survive the first few days after a move?