It can be both exciting and stressful to move into a new home. The weeks and days leading up to your move are filled with activity and to-do lists. Luckily, there is something that can prepare you for moving day and the actual move that will help make the transition to your new home a little easier.

By putting together a moving day essentials kit will reduce some of the stress on the day of the move and help you to have all essentials and comforts at hand. This way, you will not have to frantically search for everyday essentials while unpacking moving boxes at your new home.

Although every family is different, these moving day essentials will help to make moving day easier on any family.

Moving Day Essentials Checklist:

Moving Day essentials

#1 – Cleaning Supplies

Most often, you will not have access to your new home before moving day.  That is why having cleaning supplies on hand to clean up before bringing all your furniture into your new home.  For instance, cleaning the bedroom floors before bringing in the beds.

Even if you were able to clean your new home before moving day, we all know that with so much activity going on, spills and messes are still likely to happen.

These basic cleaning supplies should help you to be prepared for any cleaning that might be required:

  • Sponges
  • Paper towels & wet wipes
  • An all-purpose cleaner
  • A broom and a dustpan
  • Dust cloths

#2 – Dish Soap & Dish Towels

This will be especially important for families with small children.  Having the dish soap and dish towels handy will help to wash out bottles, sippy cups, and snack boxes as the day progresses.

#3 – Toilet Paper

By ensuring that you have a roll of toilet paper handy, you won’t be faced with any uncomfortable bathroom situations.

Pro Tip: Make sure you have at least 1 roll for every bathroom in the new house

#4 – Toiletries & Hand Towels

As with the toilet paper, it would be a good idea to have hand soap and hand towels ready for each bathroom in the new house.

Let’s face it, moving is hard, physical labor, and having your toiletries such as shampoo and soap handy, will make that well-deserved bath or shower at the end of the day so much easier.

#5 – Kettle, mugs, tea, coffee, sugar & milk

Most people enjoy a warm, relaxing beverage after a long day.  Make sure that you can relax after a long day of moving by having these essentials easily accessible in your Moving day essentials kit.

#6 – Small Tool Kit, Lightbulbs, and a flashlight

We all know that new homes can come with some unexpected small problems, such as a loose or missing screw, a missing or blown lightbulb. By keeping a small tool kit and some lightbulbs handy, these problems can be fixed quickly and hassle-free.

#7 – An Overnight Bag Containing a change of clothes for each family member

Avoid having to frantically look for clean clothes on moving day by packing a small overnight bag.  The overnight bag should contain these items for each family member:

  • A pair of pajamas
  • Clothes for the next day
  • Daily medications

#8 – Snacks & Water

Keep everyone calm, fed, and hydrated by making sure you have some quick snacks and water handy.

#9 – Phone Chargers

These are some of the most essential, and yet most overlooked items.  Make sure you can stay in touch and be reachable the whole day by packing phone chargers in your moving day essentials kit.

#10 – Clean Bedding & Pillows

What is better than getting into a clean bed at the end of an exhausting day?  By packing clean bedding and pillows in your moving day essentials kit, you can look forward to restful sleep in a fresh, clean bed on your first night in your new home.

Having these moving day essentials will help to make moving day a lot less stressful.

You can download the checklist here: Moving Day Essentials Checklist


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