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New Home Care Package Ideas

My nephew just bought his first house and I wanted to send him a box full of essentials and the comforts of home! Check out these new home care package ideas and send the BEST care package to the new homeowner in your life!

What to get someone who is moving out for the first time?

The possibilities are limitless! You could do a themed box or a box with the comforts of home. Here are a few ideas:

Cleaning Supplies

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Cleaning supplies are essential to a new home but one of those things new homeowners really just don’t want to spend money on. Start the new homeowner off on the right foot with a box full of cleaning supplies!

  • Cleaning Rags – I like to use white washclothes, purchased in bulk at Costco but microfiber cleaning cloths are another good option.
  • Scrub Sponges – These come in handy for cleaning.
  • Cleaners – Sal Suds is a good all purpose cleaner.
  • Spray Bottle – To whip up cleaning concoctions in.
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers – They really are magic!
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – A good thing to have on hand.
  • Squeegee – A window squeegee is a must for streak free windows and shower doors.
  • Scraper Tool – I recently purchased these Scrigit Scrapers and am thoroughly impressed!


You don’t realize how much you’ll need tools until you want to hang a picture or need to repair something. Save the new homeowner a trip to the hardware store with a few basics.

  • Hammer
  • Picture Hanging Kit – This will come in super handy and should last quite a while!
  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Screwdrivers
  • Utility Knife
  • Pliers
  • Duct Tape
  • Drill … if you want to spend a bit more.


This type of care package for the new homeowner could go a few different directions but we’ll stick with the basics.

  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern
  • Candle
  • Lighter
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Powered Or Hand Cranked Radio
  • Extra Batteries
  • Cell Phone Charger


This is a fun one! Whether the new homeowner plans to grow their own vegetables or just wants to keep their yard well maintained, there are many ideas for a gardening box.


Whether you gift snacks for a movie night or the makings for s’mores, an Entertainment Care Package for the new homeowner will give them the tools to entertain as soon as they move in!

  • S’mores Box – Include everything you need to make s’mores.
  • Movie Night Box – Full of boxed candy like you can buy in the theater, microwave popcorn, fun drinks, and a DVD or Netflix subscription (if you want to go all out).
  • Game Box – Filled with snacks and a few games.

Dinner Box

How nice would it be to have everything for a meal, ready to go?

  • Pasta and sauce for spaghetti night.
  • Soup and crackers.
  • Peanut butter and jelly, along with a loaf of bread.


Laundry is another one of those things that are essential.

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Wool Dryer Balls
  • Lint Brush
  • Delicates Bag
  • Stain Remover

Outdoor Fun

A new house with a yard all their own will make the new homeowner want to get out and play!

A new backyard brings out the kid in all of us!

Comforts Of Home

My nephew has a few things for his new home, from his college days, but a new house all his own means he could use quite a lot. Here’s what I chose to put in his box:

  • Game – Nothing says home like being able to enjoy a game with those who visit! I chose Mancala for the box.
  • Puzzle – Another comfort of home is a good puzzle on the coffee table waiting to be put together. This Blockbuster Animal House Puzzle was my choice. My husband and daughter approved!
  • Dish Soap – Because it’s a necessity that will get used!
  • Dish Towel – Another necessity that you can never have enough of.
  • Hand Soap – One of those things you don’t think of until you’ve moved in and need to wash your hands.
  • Snack – Because home is where nourishment is and a good snack will come in handy while everything is unpacked.
  • Fake Plant – Every space needs a bit of green and a small fake plant can be used anywhere!
  • Band-Aids – Just in case!

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New home care package ideas with a box full of the comforts of home.

Pick a theme and go walk the isles of Target or WalMart, looking for inspiration. Don’t want to leave the house? Order online! But most of all …

Have fun creating your new home care package!

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