Preparing a moving day survival kit
Posted by Christophe Meunier on
Although you've probably heard of the moving day survival kit, you may not know what it is or what it actually consists. You can take it from professionals, who will help you understand what to pack and how to make sure your moving day goes smoothly.
The first instinct when you move home is to pack everything and ship it all. But the truth is that there will be some things you'll need along the journey. Take a look at our tested and proven methods to help you decide what you should keep. We can help you pack everything from basic necessities like toilet paper and bedding.
It wouldn't be possible to start your day without food. So why not do it on a moving day? You will be consuming more energy on this day than usual, so make sure to eat.
- Cereals for mornings
- Snacks are great, easy-to-eat, non-messy snacks.
- Bottled water,handy for refilling throughout the day
- Cutlery: You don't need to keep everything, just a few sets of cutlery will do.
- Plates- A couple of plates to help you save time if you accidentally drop food or crumbs.
- Sponge, washing up liquid: When you have packed everything into a box and are ready to go, wash them in a little bit to save time when you get to your new home.
- Cleaning wipes Keep some cleaning wipes on hand for a final wipe down in your kitchen.
- Tea towel It's always handy having a tea towel on hand to dry any spillages and clean them up.
You can't pack the bedroom completely until the move day. You will need to pack your bedside tables, mirrors and ornaments. But the most important things you'll want to take with you are:
- Bedding: Packing your bedding in a sealed bag at the beginning of the day is the best way.
- Phone charger to ensure your phone is fully charged for use throughout the day.
- Keep your clothes out of the way for moving day.
- Pyjamas. The last thing you need to look for before you leave is your pyjamas. Keep them away and keep a box handy to store all of the above.
Get up and get ready for the day.
- Toothbrush, paste
- Conditioner and shampoo
- Toilet roll
- First aid kit
For the children:
You will need to ensure that you have some things on hand for your children if you are moving with them.
- Films on a portable device such as a tablet
- Baby changing table, nappies, etc
- Snacks and juice
Products for pets
To keep your pet calm, you can fill a crate with their favorite bedding. You can make sure they have a dedicated box so you can quickly access their stuff to ease any anxiety.
- Pet food
- Drink water and eat from food bowls
- Litter trays
- Poo bags
It's important that you unpack your pet's things before you leave for your destination. This will help them adjust to their surroundings. Make sure they have water and food available. Take them on a walk or give them a litter box so they can unwind.
Other bits and pieces
Keep the following bits in a small box near your front door.
- Bin liners
- Paper work