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How to prepare a first night box for your interstate move | Movers LV

How to prepare a first night box for your interstate move

By December 29, 2020Packing and unpacking

When moving state to state, there are many things to have in mind. One of those things is preparing for the first night in your new home. It will be an exciting and emotional experience. How to prepare a first night box for your interstate move and why this box is so important?

A box that will be opened first on a moving day and right after moving is called an essential moving box. Yes, it will be opened first, but it should be packed last.

Moving furniture in a new home.
After moving, it is time to relax and enjoy your first nigh in a new home

Tips for preparing a first night box for your interstate move

Moving from one state to another is a long process and you probably want to move as fast as you can. Nothing is more relaxing than resting in your new home after the moving is done. But, what if you need to look for essential items for hours? This may drive you crazy. After a long and stressful moving day, you will want to take a shower, eat, and go to bed.

That is exactly why, a first night box is so important, especially if you are moving with kids. In this case, you will need to unpack their items first. It will be easier and faster if you have all those items in the same box.

Sleeping after unpacking a first night box for your interstate move.
Be prepared for the first day and night in your new home in a different state

Bedroom

Of course, because this is a first night box, pack items that will help you sleep tight.

Toileries

Nothing is more relaxing than taking a shower after traveling all day long, so pack toiletries in this box too.

  • Tooth brush and paste
  • Soap, shampoo, shower gel, conditioner
  • Towels

Kitchen

You must eat something, so prepare food and some kitchen essentials.

  • Non-perishable food, because you will be too tired to cook everything from scratch and it is not recommended to move perishable food long-distance
  • Plastic plates, cups, knife, forks, spoons.

Personal items

Be prepared for a couple of days after moving when it comes to personal items, not only for the first night.

  • Clothing
  • Electronics such as phone, tablet, PC, chargers

Emergency materials

Because it is better to be safe than sorry… The first thing to take care of is to make sure you are safe when moving interstate. You should look for trustworthy assistance but also, take some additional steps to be safer.

  • First aid kit
  • Scissors for box opening
  • Medications
  • Vitamins

If moving with kids

In case you have kids, besides items, we have listed previously, you should pack toys, some games, baby food, one new toy, books for entertainment, and other items to keep your kids happy and calm when moving cross country.

Maybe you will open your first night box for your interstate move during moving, but it is ok. Keep those items in your vehicle or in your bag if you are traveling by plane, and your kids will be satisfied.

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