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How to Pack a “Moving Essentials Box” Before Your Move

This box will contain the “essential” items you’ll need for your last few nights before you move and/or the first few nights in your new home.

Pack a few easy meals, cleaning supplies, toiletries, items for preparing coffee…you know…the essentials before all the rest of your kitchen supplies are unpacked.

Label the outside of the box with “Essentials” and “#1” to indicate its priority for unpacking. Or you can pack the box with you so you can be sure to have it right away upon arrival.

This should be the last box packed into your moving truck and the first box you open when you get there.

Suggestions to pack your in your “Kitchen Essentials Box”

  • Dishsoap
  • Dishtowel
  • Dishcloth
  • Cleaner (unopened)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Toaster
  • Coffee, Coffee filters, Coffee maker
  • Flashlight/candles/matches
  • Pasta sauce and pasta (or some easy non-perishible food item for one dinner or lunch)
  • Unopened small jar of jam/peanut butter
  • Radio
  • Mug, plate, fork, knife, spoon for each member of the family
  • All purpose cutting knife
  • Scissors or craft knife (to open the rest of your boxes)
  • Small emergency kit

Suggestions for “Complete Home Essentials Box”

  • Toilet Paper
  • Dish soap
  • Dishtowel and dishcloth
  • All-purpose cleaner (unopened)
  • Instant coffee
  • Toaster or small toaster oven
  • Jar of pasta sauce and pasta (or some easy food item for one dinner and lunch)
  • Unopened small jar of jam/peanut butter
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Pet food and dishes
  • Radio
  • Mug, plate, fork, knife, spoon for each member of the family
  • All-purpose cutting knife
  • Scissors or craft knife (to open the rest of your boxes)
  • Small emergency kit
  • Flashlight/candles/matches
  • Shower curtain (nothing worse than forgetting this one!)
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, floss, and paste
  • A change of clothing and towel for each member of the family.
  • Garbage bags
  • Portable tool kit
  • Important records such as medical records, passports, leases, financial information, etc.

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