Preparing an essentials box for moving

Packing the entire home is never easy. There’s so much to clean, declutter, pack safely, etc. However, while packing your belongings, you also need to think about all the essential items you’ll need on your first night in the new house, and for the next few days. Preparing an essentials box will help you save a lot of time and energy since you won’t have to unpack every single box the minute you move in. For that reason, we’ve made a simple guide on packing the essentials box for moving, so you don’t forget anything you’ll need right after you arrive at your new home.

Preparing an essentials box for moving – items you’ll need for your meals

Some of the basic items you’ll need are related to your meals. So, as you get your belongings ready, be sure to pack separately some basic utensils and plates with you on your first night in the new home. We recommend packing plastic plates, spoons, cups, forks, etc, since they are very light to carry and not break during transport. You can also pack a can and bottle opener, some snacks and drinks, your favorite coffee/coffee maker, as well as some dish soap, an all-purpose cleaner, trash bags, and some paper towels. This will help you function the first day or two until you unpack and set up your new kitchen.

Packing kitchen fragiles

As you’re packing for the move, you’ll see there are many fragile items that need to be packed properly to survive the move. It’s best to hire a company like – a professional moving team that will take care of your belongings safely, yet quickly. 

Bathroom essentials

To get ready for bed, you’ll need some bathroom essentials right after you arrive. Here are some items you should pack:

  • toilet paper
  • towels
  • basic toiletries
  • toothbrush
  • medicines, bandaids, scissors.
bathroom essentials
Pack in the essentials box everything you use every night.

Going to bed with ease

To avoid going through multiple boxes to find some pajamas and pillows when tired after the moving day, have everything at hand. Make sure you pack your pajamas, socks, linens, pillows, covers. Also, don’t forget to pack some extra clothes, too, since you will need them the next day or if they get dirty during the moving day.

Kids’ essentials box

If you’re moving with kids, you need to think about their needs and ways to keep them busy while you sort out the moving boxes. So, apart from extra clothes, cosmetics, and food, don’t forget to pack their favorite stuffed animals, snacks, and games. This way your kids can have fun while you do the basic moving-in tasks.

kids' essentials box with a toy
Kids need their essentials box, too!

Bonus tip: If you have pets, don’t forget to pack the food, leash, and toys, as well. Pets have needs, even though it’s the moving day.

Other items in your essentials box

Let’s mention things that most people forget when moving and packing an essentials box. These are chargers, batteries, light bulbs, extension cords, screwdrivers, and scissors. Those items will help you unpack and set up your electronics and appliances. So, once you are all ready, you can enjoy your new home and unpack slowly and in a more relaxed way.

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