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  • Megan Wenker

Packing List for Post-Closing Set-Up

Every house I live in I make a binder for that house. It holds all the manuals that come with the house’s appliances and even my small kitchen appliances. If it’s a relevant operations manual for something in the house, it goes in my binder. I like to add a page with my paint colors and sheen. Also, I take the sticker off the router with the admin password and I keep it in this binder. I use a 2” binder with plastic sleeves, the booklets slide nicely in there and I can flip through it quickly to find what I need. I keep mine in my owner’s closet so it’s handy. You can always create a second binder with all the small kitchen electric appliances to keep in the pantry for guests.

House Manual

  • 2" Binder

  • Clear Sheet Protectors


  • Sharpie

  • Pens

  • Pencils (hanging pictures)

  • Note pad and post-it notes

  • Scissors

  • Ziplocs in multiple sizes

  • Trash bags

  • Laundry Detergent- All new bedding will need to be washed before putting it on the beds.

  • Dishwasher Pods – You will need to run all new items through the dishwasher and remove price tags.


  • Multiple sizes of screw drivers

  • Hammer and picture hanging hardware

  • Drill with battery and charger

  • Multiple sizes of wrenches and Allen wrenches

  • Stud finder

  • Level (there is an app on the iPhone for this)

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