It’s easy to forget a few details when moving into a new home because of the many steps involved, but packing a box specifically meant for your first night is an important step because you’ll have all of the necessary essentials by your side.

Whether you’re single, have children or pets, you need to prepare for your first night in advance, as this will prevent you from searching through different boxes and will eliminate a lot of stress. Placing a few essentials in an easily accessible box before your move will save you a ton of time, and you will get to enjoy your first night because you will be organized.

Toiletries, medications, your toothbrush and toothpaste, extra underwear, pyjamas, and chargers for your phone and laptop should all be placed in your personal box of essentials. A first aid kit, your wallet and credit cards and extra clothing should also be included, and once you pack a bag for yourself, you must then pack a separate box of your home essentials, which you will need on the first night and also during the first few days. This box should include bed sheets and pillows, snacks, toilet paper, paper towels, a flashlight, extra batteries, trash bags, bath towels and cleaning supplies.

If you have kids and pets, you will have to prepare an additional bag or box so that everyone in your family has what they need. Kids and pets can feel overwhelmed when they move into a new house, and having their favourite toys or other familiar items by their side will help them to feel more comfortable in their new environment. Diapers, a few toys, clothing and pyjamas and wipes should all be included in this box, as should sippy cups, books, snacks and pacifiers. These items will make your move less stressful and less chaotic, and the process will be a lot more enjoyable for everyone.

If you have a pet, you will need to pack enough food for at least a few days along with food and water dishes, a leash and poop bags or a kitty litter box. Don’t forget to add toys and bones if you have a dog, a crate or carrier, and a blanket.

The reality is that the process of moving can be a very exhausting one, and having what you need will allow you to just enjoy your first night. You can start unpacking everything else the following day and can take your time because any essentials will already be by your side. This would allow you to enjoy a nice glass of wine and celebrate the start of this new chapter instead.

Hiring a professional moving company is always a good idea, and if you want to rely on a reputable team, Time Movers can help! We have years of experience when it comes to residential moves, so if you’re looking for a stress-free experience, contact us today!