Your “First Night Box” in Your New Home After a Local Move

When moving, it is essential to plan well in advance. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to plan for your first night in your new home after your move. One way to avoid even more of a hassle on moving day is to pack a “first night bag” with all of your essentials in it. That way you don’t need to scour through all of your belongings to find things you may only need for one night. So, what do you pack for your first night?

While what you may or may not need on that first night will vary depending on every situation, these are some of the items that should be considered essential:

  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Medication
  • Pajamas
  • An extra set of clothes for the next day
  • Shoes
  • A first-aid kit
  • Phone and computer chargers
  • Sheets, pillows, and blanket
  • Water and snacks
  • Wallet and credit cards (however, these should be on your person and not in the box)

If you have kids or pets you should consider:

  • Everything listed above as well as any stuffed animals, special blankets, or other special items
  • A few toys
  • Their favorite book
  • Drinks and snacks

That first night in your new home is special as it is the 1st night of your new adventure. Some people choose to start unpacking on the spot while others choose to take it easy before they start unpacking the next day. Whatever you do – the first night box will help you save time and stress on that first night in your new home.