4 Tips for Cooking on Moving Day

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on July 19th, 2019

Imagine your belongings were just moved into your new Toll Brothers home, and you are surrounded by boxes. Your stomach growls and you look around your gorgeous kitchen that has yet to be stocked. With a little preparation, you can be ready to make the first meal in your new home a memorable one. Below are four helpful tips for cooking on moving day.


Create a First Night Home Kit

Before you move, pack a single box with the pot of your choice, the proper number of utensils, plates, and cups for your family, and include the ingredients to make your favorite meal. For instance, pasta and canned sauce is a good option because there’s no need for refrigeration. Place this box in an easily accessible location and use its’ contents to enjoy a stress-free home cooked meal in your new luxury home.


Select a Grocery Store Delivery Service

If you prefer to dine in and not out during the first week of the move, a grocery delivery service may be the option for you. Companies like Amazon Fresh, Instacart, or Boxed for buying items in bulk, offer grocery delivery services right to your door which will help you cook an authentic meal for your loved ones as soon as you move in. This is a great option if you are too busy to drive to the store mid-move, or if your car is still loaded with boxes.


Try a Meal Kit Delivery Service

Moving into your new home is an exciting and busy time, and you may want to focus on unpacking or getting organized instead of making grocery lists or running out to eat. Try a meal-kit delivery service such as Hello Fresh, Plated or Blue Apron. These services ship ingredients right to your door and walk you through how to create the meal of your choice with step-by-step instructions. Simply order the number of meals needed for the week and enjoy that home cooked meal as you create memorable moments with your loved ones in your new Toll Brothers home. We recommend using your first night home kit, which includes pots and pans, utensils, table settings, oil, and salt and pepper to easily locate your cooking necessities.


Make an Unpack Priority List

A prioritized list that identifies which items need to be unwrapped first allows you to have all the essentials in your home right away. Necessities may include cooking equipment, silverware, cups, plates, and non-kitchen items such as pillows, sheets, or toiletries. If there is room and time consider packing boxed dinners, canned goods, or other non-perishable food items. During the move, separate boxes by stickers or labels using tools such as colored electric tape or multi-colored sharpies. Establishing an organizational system will ensure that the most used areas of the home are ready to be lived-in first.

Make the moving process as seamless as possible as you stay fueled while you unpack your belongings into your new luxury home. To see communities near you visit our website.

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.

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