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If you’re like most people, you will probably not be able to unpack all your items that first day in your new home. (Hopefully, you will not procrastinate for too long, though.) And it is true that you will need some items right away. However, some items are absolutely necessities to have around on that first night in your new location. For this reason, you should pack a “first night box” when you are preparing to move. The following check list will show you which items you should place in your first night box. Hopefully, these items will make your first night experience an enjoyable one.

  • Knife or Scissors: Make unpacking items you do need a lot easier by keeping scissors or a knife/box cutter on hand. Doing so will prevent you from having to struggle as you open boxes to find your belongings.
  • Disposable tableware and snacks: You will more than likely need convenient dining options when moving into your new home as you may not have the energy or desire to set up your kitchen right away or to cook a meal. Therefore, it is a good idea to pack some snacks, disposable plates, utensils and napkins in your first night box so that you will have something to eat when you reach your new home – unless you desire to dine out.
  • Toiletries: For your first night in your home, you will want to be sure that you do not have to go searching through all your boxes for basic necessities such as tooth paste, soap, shampoo toilet paper, etc. Pack these items so that you can keep up on your daily hygiene routine and so that you will spare yourself the inconvenience of running out to the store to purchase these basics.
  • Emergency materials and medications: Minor accidents can sometimes come along with moving to a new location. For that reason, you should make sure that have quick and easy access to first a aid kit. Also, you should pack any prescription medications you may be on so that you do not miss doses.box
  • Items for kids and infants: Moving will be a lot less stressful if you pack essential supplies for infants such as diapers, wipes, powder, bottle/Sippy cup, formula, spoon, baby food, pacifier,. For older kids be sure that they are relieved of some of the stress that comes with moving by being able to have their favorite DVDs, coloring books, stuffed animals, etc. on hand.

With all of these items in your arsenal, your move is sure to be a success. You can also make the process of moving less taxing by hiring our Calabasas moving and storage company. Our Thousand Oaks moving and storage company employs workers who are courteous and professional. They can provide you with a quick quote and free moving boxes.