Moving Day Essentials | What to Pack in Your Survival Kit

Moving Day Survival Kit

Moving to a new home can be stressful but with proper planning and preparation moving day can be a breeze.

Preparing a survival kit can make moving day so much smoother as you won’t have to continuously rummage through boxes to find the essentials. It may seem overwhelming to distill your entire household of possessions into an essentials box or bag but it can be done. The rule of thumb is to include all essentials that you’ll need for at least 24 hours.

Here are items you should pack in a moving survival kit for the first day in your new home:

First-aid kit

Moving heavy objects can result in a few nicks and scrapes. Be ready with Band-Aids, some antiseptic wipes, tweezers, and a few ibuprofen.

First aid moving kit

Priority Chargers

For all your essential electronics, such as your phone, laptop or tablet.

Electronics power supply

Bedding for Everyone

Enjoy a good first night sleep in your new home without rummaging through boxes to make the bed.

Bed bedroom packing

Extra Clothing and Toiletries

Remember to bring soap, shampoo, toilet paper and towels and washcloths for cleaning up after your settled in.

Cleaning Supplies

 After the dust has settled, you’ll need glass cleaner, multi-surface cleaner, dish soap, rags, and a broom and dustpan.

House cleaning product on wood table

Food and Drinks – don’t forget about FIDO

Move-in day isn’t the best time for a five-course meal. Bring food that doesn’t require much preparation, like pasta and sauce, cereal and milk, bread and peanut butter, canned soup, etc. Be sure to drink plenty of water on moving day to avoid dehydration.


Dishes and Cookware

You’ll need these for those easy meals. Include a pot and pan, serving spoon, and can opener. Make sure you bring enough dishes for everyone.

How to make a Moving Day Survival Kit


You will need that morning caffeine fix to start unpacking and organizing your new home.

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To go coffee cups in carton

Basic Tools 

You’d be surprised how much you can do with basics like a hammer, screwdriver, and pliers.

Hammer tool

Light-bulbs or Flashlight

Just in case the old tenant/owner decided to take everything and the kitchen sink with them you don’t want to be left in the dark.

Flashlight for moving

Scissors or Knife

For opening any boxes that are on their way to your new home, or packaged supplies you purchase for the new home.

Moving Scissors

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