What to Include in Your First Night Moving Box

Moving into a new home or apartment in the Boston area can be a daunting task for anyone. You can combat some of the stress by packing a ‘first night move-in box’ and ensure a smooth, seamless transition into your new place! By having a first night box, you won’t have to spend time rummaging through a million boxes to find simple things like a mug for coffee, or your toothbrush.

Night one moving box

It’s important to remember that your overnight box (or a suitcase could work too) should travel with you, or be loaded very last for easy access.

Below lets take a look at a few things you can put in your first night moving box to ensure you won’t be spending digging through everything just to find the basics.

Food & Snacks

Everyone knows how we can get while hungry, by packing snacks and some food you’ll have easy access to something to keep your energy levels up and your mind sharp. It’s also important to remember that you’ll need something to eat with/on as well and it could be a few days until you fully unpack your dish-ware. Pack a few disposable cups, plates, bowls and utensils so you can actually eat your food!

Personal Hygiene Necessities

This one may go without saying, but for your sake (and whoever you’re with) it’s always good to have a reminder. No one wants to get caught without a toothbrush or toothpaste and then have to break down 10 boxes to find the one they packed. Also it can save you some money by not having to buy all new toiletries.

Some other hygiene things that may go under the radar are:

  • A shower curtain
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Clean bed sheets
  • First aid kid

Cleaning & General Maintenance Items

To make everything more comfortable on night 1 in your new Boston home or apartment, you’ll want to bring some general cleaning supplies. In order for a decent cleaning you should have:

  • Rags
  • Bleach
  • General cleaners
  • Gloves
  • Trash bags

It’s also safe to assume there could be some general maintenance to take care of (or you may want to hang some photos to really feel more comfortable in your new place) so having a general toolbox to bring along is a great idea.

People tend to forget that not all light fixtures in the new home will be in working order either, so packing a few lightbulbs/light fixtures will ensure you’re not walking into a empty, dark house.

Moving to a new home or apartment can be a daunting task, but by following a few simple tips (like having a ‘night-one box’ can help immensely in alleviating stress and helping you adjust well to the new pad. Having a trusted full-service moving company can make moving even easier on you and your family as well.

Mastodon Moving LLC is an Ashland, MA based fully licensed and insured company that specialized in all types of moving services. From full-service long distance moves to packing and unpacking your entire home or apartment, Mastodon has you covered.

To plan your next move or get an estimate fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 774-421-9004 to learn more!

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