26 February, 2019

When packing to move, many people forget about some immediate necessities they’ll need the first day they move. Sometimes, moving can be a multiple-day ordeal, so you’ll want to make sure that first box you pack has all the essentials. Here are some items you should put in the first box you pack to move.

Kitchen Items

Pack things you’ll need to eat on your first day or so, such as:

  • paper plates
  • utensils
  • paper towels
  • a few mugs or cups
  • bottled water
  • light snacks
  • non-perishable food
  • coffee maker

Usually, we would recommend getting takeout your first day, because moving is a lot of hard labor. But if you’re not a fan of takeout, pack things to make a sandwich or something simple your first day that you can eat fast.

Bathroom Items

You’ll want not just the basic essentials, but also things to wash away the dirt and stress of moving.

  • hand soap and hand towels (or paper towels)
  • toilet paper
  • body soap, shampoo, and hair conditioner
  • bathroom towels
  • shower curtain and bath mat

Cleaning Supplies

While you’ll need cleaning supplies to clean up after yourself while you’re moving and clean dishes you might eat off of when you get there, the truth is, you never know what you’ll need cleaning supplies for, whether the house you’re moving into is new or not. Here’s the basic things you’ll need the first day just to maintain basic cleaning.

  • dish soap
  • sponges
  • garbage bags
  • a bucket
  • a broom
  • a mop
  • all-purpose cleaner

Other Essentials

  • personal documents
  • some cash
  • a change of clothes
  • electronic devices and chargers
  • basic tools
    • hammer
    • knife
    • screwdrivers
    • wrench

Other Things You May Need

Depending on your personal situation, here are some items you may or may not want to take with you that we would suggest.

  • medications
  • children’s items
    • toys
    • diapers
    • clean clothes
    • food, snacks, and beverages
  • pet’s items
  • your favorite books or keepsakes

We hope this information helps you on your move. If you’re looking for a service to help you move around the Austin or Central Texas area, give us a call at Real Men Moving.