Moving Day Essentials


Moving day can be an exciting and stressful time. There are friends left behind, and place you will miss, but also the prospect of an exciting new beginning to look forward to. You will have a lot of things on your mind, wondering if you packed everything, how the new job and schools will be and what the neighborhood will be like. One of the things you might not think about are all the essential things you will need when you move. What are the vital things you will need?


An easy way to remember what to pack is if you are going on a vacation for a week to somewhere that won’t have everything for you. Bringing the necessities like a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, brush, and mouthwash would be essential on vacation. It will be as crucial to bring those items with you on your first few days of the move as well. Also, remember to bring any medications you take daily.

Important documents

When you move to a new location, you will need to set up a lot of things in your new home, like utilities, and other essentials. When you sign up, they might need necessary paperwork, so make sure you have all that handy for quick set up in your new home.


Anything that is valuable like cash, jewelry, and other useful items should go with you. Don’t leave your treasures in a moving van where they can be crushed or stolen.

Cleaning Supplies

Your new home will be hopefully empty and clean when you get there, but it won’t take long for a family to make a mess. Make sure to have some necessary cleaning supplies on hand for the mess your son “promised” he wouldn’t make in the new house.

Shower Curtain

A shower curtain is something you wouldn’t necessarily think about when you move into a new house, but if the showers don’t have doors, you will be surprised how weird it feels without one. You will want a curtain to keep the shower from getting all over the bathroom. Since most people moving out take those, make sure you have some with you.

Utility Knife

You are going to do a lot of unpacking when you first move into your new home, especially in the first few days. As fun as it is to unpack your boxes and find the things finally you missed having, it is a much more comfortable task with a knife to get those boxes open.


Most people these days can’t go a whole day without their phones, tablets, and laptops. Chargers are essential for any trip, and they will be as necessary for your move into the new home.

Paper Plates and disposable cutlery and cups

In the first few days, you will want something to eat on and cups to drink from. You will want to start to establish a way to eat in your new home, so get something for your family to eat on.

Moving can be hard and stressful. Make things a little easier by having the essentials on hand to get you through your first few days until you can get your house in livable shape.

Ian Wood