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Casa Quickie: A Housewarming Bucket

Moving into a new house is stressful. You're finally cured of the headache of packing, and then it occurs to you that you still have to unpack! Then, something inevitably goes wrong. The faucet only gives off hot water, the movers break something, etc. Then, you think you're all set and ready to settle in and you realize you're out of t.p. Ugh! So, as much as a warm apple pie or a batch of your specialty cookies will taste delightful to your new neighbors or a friend who's just moved, a more useful (and migraine-relieving) housewarming gift is a bucket of the essentials she'll need to get settled. Think about the things that were most helpful to you when you moved. Then, pick up a handsome galvanized bucket, or even a colorful scrub bucket, and then comb the aisles of at the hardware store for those items, as well as any tools and practical items they might need. If you happen to throw a cold Corona or a black-and-white cookie in there while you're at it, I don't think you'll face any opposition.

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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
great idea. I love doing baskets for like baby showers and wedding showers so this fits in perfect.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
cute idea, want to be my neighbor?
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
This is a great idea! Thanks.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
What a great idea! It wouldn't be as cute, but you could also put it all in a trash can (maybe one of those cute wire trash cans people throw crumpled paper into in the movies) because another trash can always seems to be something I need when I move.
RistenKay RistenKay 8 years
very very cute idea! gonna do this with my co-workers for a fellow copywriter who's breaking up with her BF and needs some moral support with her move!!
BuchaBaby BuchaBaby 8 years
hm i should sent that useful hint to all my neighbour in march...THNX new neighbours ;)
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