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The Most Important Box to Pack when Moving

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It’s the last box you pack when leaving and the first box you unpack upon arriving. Whether you are moving into your first home or office, or you are a seasoned mover, this single box could make all the difference in your moving day!

If you have never moved into a home before you’re sure to be surprised with the lack of…let’s say essentials. Surely you know most homes and apartments don’t come perfectly decorated with sparkling water in the fridge and a welcome sign on the door. What about those items you take for granted though?  Items such as toilet paper, lights, a trash bin, soap…etc. These are the little things we use every day, but only seem to remember them when they are gone.

Picture this, you're moving out, have the water turned off and your old place and with a long day of staying hydrated you arrive at your new place expecting to run in and use the bathroom, but you walk into a dark house. No lights yet. You navigate your way to the bathroom in the dark, and no toilet paper or soap. This certainly is not the best first impression of your new home.

So there you have it, the most important box to pack is a box of essential items. You’ll likely to need the items until you are completely moved out and waving goodbye to your old place so you will want to pack this box last, and as a bonus, it will be easy to unload when you first arrive at our new home.

What do you need to pack in your box of essentials?

Important items to pack include:

  • Flashlight
  • Light bulbs – you can pop in a light bulb in each room as you work
  • Toilet paper – some apartments and home sellers may leave a roll for you, but we don’t recommend counting on it.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Plenty of water bottles
  • Sharpie (always handy to mark any unmarked boxes) and paper for notes
  • Chargers for your devices
  • Snacks
  • Cleaning supplies

P.S. Don’t forget your new keys! That might stop your day in its tracks before it’s even started.

Certainly, you will need more to get through the night in your new home, but by packing this box of essential moving items, you won’t have to be worried about finding and moving things in the dark or getting in a sticky situation with no toilet paper.  You’re guaranteed a much less stressful moving day if all your devices are charged, your team is hydrated, and you have light in all the rooms.

If you arrive at your new home, only to realize you might have underestimated the amount of stuff you have, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are always more than happy to provide you with a clean and secure storage unit to store your belongings until you have more room! Our team members here at A-1 Self Storage are experts in even the most stressful and time-sensitive situations and are happy to answers any questions to might have. Just pick up the phone and give us a call, or contact us via our contact form on our website!