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If you are packing your belongings for storage or moving, here’s a list of the items you’ll be using on moving day – at your old place and your new place. Reserve a carton of essentials for these last-minute items, plus other things you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home.
This box will be packed last and opened first and may include:

  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, razors, hand towels, toilet paper, shower curtain etc.)
  • First-aid kit
  • Aspirin or pain reliever
  • Medications and eyeglasses
  • Box cutter or knife
  • Tape and dispenser
  • Work gloves
  • Scissors
  • Extension cords, batteries
  • Basic cleaning supplies and paper towels
  • Coffee maker or instant coffee/tea
  • Powdered milk/creamer and sugar
  • Snacks
  • Disposable plates, cups and plastic eating utensils
  • Pet supplies
  • Dish detergent; a sponge and trash bags
  • Light bulbs
  • Flashlight and batteries,
  • Bedding and linens
  • Alarm clock
  • Local phone book
  • Screwdriver, tape measure and hammer
  • Map of the new area