Moving? Pack Essentials and Keep Them Handy

Have you ever moved and found yourself sitting among a sea of boxes wondering where to find some basic item like a bath towel or broom or toilet paper? Be prepared for your move by packing essential items in a couple of boxes that can be put in your car or the moving van. Load these boxes last so they can be found easily and brought into your new home right away. Consider the following essentials:

General
telephone
small phone book for new town
local map
important contact names and numbers
first aid kit
light bulbs

Kitchen
dishes & utensils
can opener
snacks
tea towels & dish cloth
dish soap
trash bags

Bathroom
toilet paper
shower curtain & loops
hand & bath towels

Cleaning supplies
broom & dustpan
cleaning cloth
dish cloth & dish towel
dish soap
all purpose cleaner
scrub brush
trash bags

Personal
change of clothes
toiletries
personal medications and supplements
valuables & jewelry
important personal papers

Children
toys
diaper supplies
formula or snacks
extra blankets
change of clothes

Pets
carrier
leash
toys
treats and food
food & water dishes
litter box & litter
pooper scooper

Tools
flashlight
extension cord
hanging nails
hammer
screwdriver
tape measure
box cutter
pen, pencil or marker