Creating a “First Night” Kit For Your Move in Mountain View

Moving takes a ton of energy, and it’s a safe bet that the first night you spend in your new location is going to consist of pizza on paper plates — or whatever you can find that is quick to throw together! Other than those all-important paper items, what else will you need for the first night in your new location? This guide will give you some good hints on reduce the stress after your move.

Keep Essentials to the Truly Essential

When you’re packing a bag for the first night in your new home, you may find yourself quickly getting out of control with what you want to include. Try to restrain yourself to only the items that are truly essential, such as:

  • Pet food and bowls
  • One set of plates and flatware for each person in your household
  • Medication that you take regularly
  • Aspirin or other pain reliever
  • One set of towels and washcloths
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • One change of clothes
  • Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Bed sheets or sleeping bags
  • First aid kit
  • Feminine products
  • Charging cords for phones / electronics

Marking Your Essentials Bag or Box

With all the havoc during your move, it would be very easy to misplace your all-important first night kit. Be sure to mark it clearly on all sides. You might even want to place it on the moving truck last so it will be the first thing you see when you move to your new location.

With all the havoc during your move, it would be very easy to misplace your all-important first night kit. Be sure to mark it clearly on all sides. You might even want to place it on the moving truck last so it will be the first thing you see when you move to your new location.

You might want to pack a smaller bag for each individual that contains their personal medicine, toothbrush and other small toiletries. What’s important is that you keep it simple! The experts at West Coast Moving Systems are ready and waiting to help you with your next move. We’ve been helping families and businesses in the Bay Area move for the last 15 years. Contact us today at 510-893-3810 for your free initial estimate.

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