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.
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.
Of course, because this is a first night box, pack items that will help you sleep tight.
- Pack bedding and linen
- Air mattress
- Night lamp
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
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.
Be prepared for a couple of days after moving when it comes to personal items, not only for the first night.
- Electronics such as phone, tablet, PC, chargers
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
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.