People who have already experienced moving into a new home will fully agree with us when we say that the first week of the transition to your new residence is the most chaotic, if not disastrous. It calls for meticulous planning in order to ensure that all of the items that you need for your new home are accounted for. This is why the concept of the “essentials box” was created.
What is an essentials box?
The essentials box contains all of the items that you will use for the last few nights you will spend in your old home and the first week of your stay in your new home. This should be the last thing that you will prepare before you move out. Go through your cabinets and shelves and think about which items you will definitely use during your first week in your new home. The essentials box will be the first thing you will open when you move in and will be highly important while you are still waiting for the long-distance movers to arrive. There are different approaches when it comes to preparing the essentials box. Some may create one for each room in their home, while others will pack an essentials box for each member of the family.
What things should you put in your essentials box?
No matter what your approach may be, it is important that the right items are included in the box. The basic rule is to put in items that you need to use for the first 24 hours. We have listed down some of the most important items that should be part of your essentials box:
- Keys to your new home
Some people may find this ridiculous, but with all the things going on in your moving day, chances are high that you will misplace your keys.
- Emergency kit
Someone may get injured while being busy in transferring items from one room to another. Be ready with basic medicine and first aid equipment.
Keep your phone and tablet charged during the initial week.
- Extra clothes and underwear
Transferring your belongings will surely get you dirty. Bring essentials like soap, shampoo, towels, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
- Kitchen utensils
- Meals that are easy to prepare
Moving day will not give you ample time to prepare a complex meal. Bring foods that are easy to consume such as cereals and bread
- Simple kitchenware
- Drinking water
This is important especially if the filtration system of your new home isn’t fully operational yet.
- Pet Food
- Identification cards and documents
Choose Brisbane Moving and Storage as professional movers for your next move
Once you have already prepared your essentials box, the next thing to do is hire the best moving company to transfer the rest of your belongings. We are Brisbane Moving and Storage, the most reliable moving company you can find in Australia. No matter how near or far your new home may be, we have the right equipment to respond to your needs. Our years of experience in the moving business has enabled us to become accredited by the Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA).
Brisbane Moving always strives to give its clients the quality of service that is able to surpass that of industry standards. We can provide moving services for items of varying sizes, from antiques to vehicles. We have already removed the practice of double handling in order to provide the best prices for our valuable customers.