What to Pack Last

Here's a list of the items you'll be using on moving day - at your old place and your new place. Reserve a couple of cartons for these last-minute items, plus other things you'll need immediately upon arrival at your new home.

Personal:

Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, etc.
First-aid kit
Aspirin or pain reliever
Medications and eyeglasses

Children:

Baby/child needs

Utility:

Utility knife
Scissors
Screwdriver and hammer
Tape and dispenser
Work gloves
Extension cords
Batteries
Basic cleaning supplies and paper towels
Broom, dustpan and small vacuum
Plastic trash bags
Light bulbs
Flashlight

Bathroom:

Soap
Towel
Toilet paper
Shower curtain and rings

Kitchen:

Dish soap, dishcloth and dish towel
Kettle or coffee maker
Instant coffee/tea, powdered milk/creamer and sugar
Snacks
Plastic or disposable plates, cups and eating utensils

Bedroom:

Bedding and linens
Alarm clock

Other:

Local phone book
Map of the new area

Pet:

Pet supplies

Keep these items handy and you won’t be stressed out trying to find basics on moving day.