If you’ve moved more than once or twice, you've probably remembered - too often after the fact! - the importance of having a specific “Essential Items Box.” You know, the box of absolutely essential items that you need to have right away at your new home (e.g. toilet paper, soap, water, paper towels, etc.). Moving tends to feel a bit chaotic anyway, so help eliminate some of the chaos by setting aside some specific essential items in advance.
Consider grabbing a medium-sized box (or boxes) a day or two before your moving day. Clearly label the box "Essentials" but also clearly mark it “LOAD LAST” to assure that it is last on the truck, making it FIRST off the truck and FIRST into your new home.
Now, it's time to start loading the box...
Kitchen / Food and Drinking Items
To spend the night in your new home, include some other items:
Pack like you’re going away for the weekend, plus a few extra things as noted below. You’ll need an additional large box or two for these items.
Plan ahead a bit; alleviate moving chaos a lot!