Moving? Pack Essentials and Keep Them Handy


Have you ever moved and found yourself sitting among a sea of boxes
wondering where to find some basic item like a bath towel or broom or
toilet paper? Be prepared for your move by packing essential items in a
couple of boxes that can be put in your car or the moving van. Load
these boxes last so they can be found easily and brought into your new
home right away. Consider the following essentials:


General

telephone

small phone book for new town

local map

important contact names and numbers

first aid kit

light bulbs


Kitchen

dishes & utensils

can opener

snacks

tea towels & dish cloth

dish soap

trash bags


Bathroom

toilet paper

shower curtain & loops

hand & bath towels


Cleaning supplies

broom & dustpan

cleaning cloth

dish cloth & dish towel

dish soap

all purpose cleaner

scrub brush

trash bags


Personal

change of clothes

toiletries

personal medications and supplements

valuables & jewelry

important personal papers


Children

toys

diaper supplies

formula or snacks

extra blankets

change of clothes


Pets

carrier

leash

toys

treats and food

food & water dishes

litter box & litter

pooper scooper


Tools

flashlight

extension cord

hanging nails

hammer

screwdriver

tape measure

box cutter

pen, pencil or marker