Things You Need to Include in your Essentials Box

By Β· October 6 2021
Things You Need to Include in your Essentials Box

Once you arrive at your new home, you will surely feel all the exhaustion from the tasks you have done days before your moving day, and you will just want to lay down on your bed right away. Of course, there are essential things you and your family need to use on your first night such as your toothbrush or your kid’s blanket and you surely want to be able to locate them quickly on your first night. However, this might be impossible and will be a nightmare if you have a lot of moving boxes. Thus, a bag or box of essentials is necessary before every move. 

This is a simple task and will surely make an enormous difference once you arrive at your new home. Having a box of essentials will come in handy and will help you survive before your hired moving company unloads your belongings and starts unpacking your moving boxes. However, if you are planning to move but are not sure what to include in your box, this list of essential items will be your guide in preparing your box.

1. Kitchen Essentials

If you are thinking of getting takeout foods or just going out for your meals in your first few days in your new home, still, it is better if you are prepared with items needed in your kitchen. There may be a chance you or your family will change your minds and want to have homemade foods. Also, having easy snacks and meals is a good option. You may want to include the following items: 

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  • Paper plates and plastic utensils
  • Plastic cups and coffee mug
  • Small pot, bowl, and other cooking utensils
  • Coffee maker and coffee
  • Dish soap
  • Dishtowels and dishcloths
  • Condiments (salt, pepper, sugar, etc.)
  • Snacks (peanut butter, jelly, bread)
  • Cereals
  • Canned goods
  • Beverages

2. Bedroom Essentials

Now, you can proceed to your bedrooms. Remember, you need to include the items essential for each person occupying each room. There are some issues that your removalists Adelaide may experience just such delays due to weather conditions, so it is better to pack for a few nights. You may add these items:

  • Bedding
  • Curtains
  • Several changes of clothes
  • Pyjamas
  • Personal devices including laptops, phones, tablets and chargers
  • Specialized medical items, such as a CPAP machine (if applicable)

3. Bathroom Essentials

Compared to your bedroom, you don’t need an essentials box for every bathroom you have in your home. Just include all necessities when you pack your bathroom essentials for your move. But make sure to have enough for your whole family to use. You may want to pack these items:

  • Cosmetics and personal hygiene items
  • Soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner
  • Toothbrush for each family member
  • Towels for each family member
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairbrush (and a hairdryer if needed)
  • Shower curtain

4. Kids and Pets Essentials

This will be an additional task for you if you have kids or pets. For your kids, you must depend on their essentials and their age and needs. Make sure to pack all items that will keep them happy while your removalists Perth are loading your belongings in the moving truck. Also, these items will keep them safe, and comfortable throughout the entire moving process.

For toddlers and older children, please include the following:

  • Extra clothes
  • Favourite books, toys, games, and craft supplies
  • Snacks and beverages

If you have babies, you can add the following to the list above:

  • Diapers
  • Formula, bottles, or baby food
  • Stuffed animals

Once you are done with your kids’ essentials, you can now prepare for your pets. Your pets may seem stressed during the moving process. Have at least one box for their needs for them to be able to feel comfortable when arriving at your new home. This may include:

  • Pet food
  • Food and water bowls
  • Pet carrier
  • Leashes or collars
  • Favourite toys
  • Treats and chews
  • Grooming items

5. Miscellaneous Essentials

There are items that you need to keep in mind before your home move. You may find these items especially useful once you arrive at your new home. You can put in the box the list of items below:

  • Extra cash for an emergency
  • Chargers and adapters for your devices
  •  A flashlight and batteries (or a lighter and boxes of matches)
  • Power strips or extension cords
  • Electric fans and/or portable heaters (still depends on the weather conditions during your move)
  • Radio, music players, portable games, etc. (for entertainment)

6. Medications

We all know how important health is and having good health during a move is necessary for a seamless and convenient move. Having an easy access box for medications should be prioritised and this box should include the following:

  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medicines of your family members’ and yours
  • Vitamins, pain relievers, and allergy medications
  • Maintenance medications of you and your family have taken regularly (if applicable)

7. Cleaning Essentials

Cleaning products and equipment are used once you leave your current house and arrive at your new home.  You need to make sure to clean your former home for it to be in good condition. This way, if you are renting, you can surely get your security deposit back and if you are selling your home, you can sell it at a high price. Moreover, when you arrive at your new home, clean and sanitize everything while it’s empty since it will be easier. Once your removalists unload all your boxes and furniture, cleaning would be a challenge.

Now, for your box of cleaning essentials, make sure to include the following items:

  • Paper towels, rags, and sponges
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Broom
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Trash bags
  • Glass cleaners

Once you are able to pack all essentials for your home move, make sure to properly label these boxes. This way, your removalist will be aware that these boxes are not part of the belongings they will need to load in the moving truck. Take note that these essential boxes should travel with you so better load them in your personal car as you will be needing them once you arrive at your new home. This way, you and your family can rest instantly once you arrive at your new home.