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Essentials Box: What Is It, and What Goes Inside It?

Did you know that almost 31 million people move across Canada and America each year? Moving can be downright exhausting and sometimes even chaotic. 

That’s why it’s important to pack an essential box and bring it along with you on your journey. Now, if this is your first time moving, you might be wondering what to pack or even what exactly is an essential box? 

Don’t worry, with this guide you can find out! From what it is to how to pack it, you can learn all about packing an essentials box. 

Now, are you ready to get started? Here’s a quick look at packing for a move: 

What’s an Essentials Box?

An essential moving box is often the first box or, in some cases, boxes that you open when you first move in. These boxes hold your necessities for your first couple of nights in your new home. That way, you have easy access to items that will help you prepare a meal, take a shower, and get a restful sleep. 

In fact, packing up your necessities even makes it easier to unpack. Since you won’t have to go searching through every box, you can unpack at your own speed while still being able to do daily tasks. 

Why Pack an Essential Box? 

Now you may be wondering, “why pack an essential box when all my things will be at the house?” That’s a good question. Think about it this way; if your movers get lost or delayed, then you don’t have to panic. You have your essentials to get you through the delay without any hassle.

Plus, finding your child’s favorite toy or your medication amongst ten boxes can be pretty stressful. Packing an essential box helps you keep your most important items together in one accessible place. 

How to Prepare Your Box 

Pack essentials that will get you through the first couple of days in your new home. Remember to pack a bag for each member of your household, pets included, as well as extra items to keep you fed and your new home clean. So includes items such as: 

Kitchen Items 

  • Garage bags 
  • Paper/plastic cups 
  • Paper plates 
  • Plastic utensils
  • Snacks and beverages

Bathroom Items 

  • Toilet paper 
  • Towels 

Personal Items 

  • Medicine 
  • Toothbrush 
  • Hairbrush 
  • Personal devices (laptop, phones, tablets, chargers) 
  • Cosmetics and hygiene items 
  • Extra clothes

Kids Items 

  • Diapers 
  • Extra Clothes 
  • Favorite Games, books, or stuffed animals
  • Baby food
  • Snacks 
  • Night light 

Pet Items 

  • Travel-sized amount of pet food 
  • Leash 
  • Favorite toys 
  • Crate/bedding 
  • Poop bags 

An Essential Box: Make Yours Today 

Packing for a move can be quite stressful. However, to make the move easier, pack an essentials box. That way, you can have everything you need, from extra clothes, hygiene supplies, and even snacks and drinks to get you through the first couple of nights at your new home. 

It will even help you unpack slowly and at your own pace. That way, you don’t feel rushed or stressed to find what you need in a sea of boxes. Instead, all of your necessities are gathered together in one easily accessible place. 

Now, for more tips and tricks on moving, contact us. We look forward to helping you move to your dream home! 

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