Remember to Pack Some Essentials Boxes

Often when we post moving tips or a moving checklist, we mention the need to pack a couple of “Essentials Boxes”.  But what should you put in your essentials boxes, and where should you put it during your move?  What to pack in your essentials box might seem obvious at first, but there are some items on our list that might not occur to some of us until we need it once we arrive at our destination.     

     Below we have compiled a list of items that should be packed into boxes and kept either in your personal vehicle (if traveling separate from the moving vehicle), or packed very last so that it is the first thing you unpack at your destination (when traveling with the moving vehicle).

   Some Items to Consider when Packing Your Essentials Box

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Cleaning Supplies
  • Batteries
  • Blankets & Pillows
  • Box Cutter/Utility Knife
  • Candles/ Lanterns
  • Change of Clothes
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Drinking Water
  • Disposable Dishes, Cups, and Utensils
  • Easy Meals
  • Eye Glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlights
  • Gloves (work & cleaning)
  • Hand Tools
  • Light Bulbs
  • Map of the New Area
  • Matches
  • Pain Relievers
  • Prescription Medications
  • Pet Supplies
  • Phone Book for New Area
  • Radio
  • Scissors
  • Shampoo, and Soap
  • Shaving Cream and Razors
  • Snacks
  • Tape w/ Dispensers
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tooth Brushes and Toothpaste
  • Towels and Rags
  • Toys and Games (for the Kids)
  • Trash Bags

     Planning ahead and being prepared for your move can prove to be the best way to eliminate some of the stress that occurs when you are relocating.

Wishing everyone safe and stress free moves,

Unique Moving Inc.