How to Pack the Best Moving Essentials Kit

No matter where or how far you’re moving, packing is an essential part of the residential moving process. And packing an essentials kit for when you arrive at your new home is invaluable.

An essentials kit will help keep you organized. It keeps all of your necessary items together so that when you reach your new home, the important stuff you need right away is at your fingertips. Your essentials kit is the box you load up last, keep with you, and unpack first. 

Consider this essentials kit your first-night survival box with things like a basic toolkit, electronics chargers, and cleaning materials that will help make the process smooth.

Each family’s essentials kit should be a little different and unique to them. Chances are you can’t start packing your box right away, so it is key to make a list before you start packing your house.

Here are some suggestions about how to pack your essentials kit.

Gather Cleaning Supplies

Chances are you did a deep cleaning of your new home before the move. But on move-in day, you likely will need to do some more light cleaning. These cleaning tools will also be handy throughout move-in day.

  • Sponges
  • Paper towels
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap for each sink
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Trash bags

Assemble a Small Tool Kit

You will probably need a few tools to get you through the first couple of days at your new home. These basic tools will come in handy for opening boxes, reassembling furniture, and repairing things as you go.

  • Boxcutter
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Flashlight

Select Snacks and Kitchen Essentials

Keep up your energy on moving day by staying nourished and hydrated. Pack a few nutritional snacks, non-perishable foods, and beverages to help you get through the day. You might want to plan ahead about how you will handle meals on moving day. Decide and plan if you will make something or opt for carryout.

  • Bottled water
  • Energy Drinks
  • Protein bars
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Paper plates
  • Cutlery
  • Napkins
  • Cups
  • Pet’s food and bowls

Choose Personal Comfort Items

Since you don’t know exactly when you will have access to your personal belongings following your move, plan to include some crucial ones in your essentials kit.

  • Medicines
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathroom towels
  • Contact lens supplies
  • Bandaids
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antibacterial cream
  • Pajamas
  • Change of clothes for a day or two
  • Phone charger
  • Toys for kids
  • Dog leash

Include Bedding

As soon as the beds are assembled, use the bedding packed in your essentials kits to make the beds. You will want to have a comfortable spot to rest on moving night so that you’re ready for a full day of unpacking and organizing the next day.

  • Bedding
  • Pillows

Complete Your Essentials Kit

Label your essentials kit as soon as you have it packed, then make sure it’s the last item loaded onto the moving truck or your vehicle so that it’s the first box to come off. It might be more convenient to keep your moving day essential kit with you in your own car. Keeping it with you is particularly handy if you arrive at your new home before the movers. 

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Tips for Finding Your Next Job in a Brand New City

Ah, the exhilarating feeling of moving to a new city. There are all kinds of new sites and sounds, new friends that you have yet to meet, and new tastes to explore.

No matter where you go, you will want to make sure you have a job secured to help take care of your finances. After all, the bills aren’t going away just because you moved. That said, it can be more than a challenge to find a place to work in a new territory.

With the right tools and knowledge, however, knowing how to find a job in a new city can be made a simple task. Here are some tips for landing yourself a new job in a new city. Keep reading to find out more!

Research the City

Above all, before you make plans to move, do your homework. 

Consider if a move to this particular city is a good fit for you. Does this new community align with your lifestyle, personality, and career goals?

Research the industries and companies hiring in the new city. Pinpoint industries and areas where you’d like to work.

Use Your LinkedIn

LinkedIn is perhaps one of the most effective tools for finding work, and you should use it to your advantage when making a move. Updating your account is one of the best things you can do to help find a new job.

The trick is to plan ahead. Before you relocate to a new city, make sure to change your current address on your LinkedIn to the one you are planning on moving to. This gives any potential employers ample time to notice you and give you a call before you even move to your location, increasing your chances of securing a job.

Join locally-focused LinkedIn groups such as job-seeking and networking groups. Also, participate in discussions and establish relationships with members in those groups.

Build a Network In Your New City

A considerable challenge you will have in leaving your current city is not being able to use the local network you’ve developed thoroughly. So, it’s essential to start building a new network in your new city. 

Reach out to friends, associates, or family members in the new area. Check to see if they know anyone in your field that they could introduce you to. Also, use your alumni networks on social media to make contacts and connections. 

Pursue Additional Resources

Check area-specific job sites and local publications for job listings. Contact a headhunter in the new city to help you identify and find jobs.

Take Your Job With You

Maybe you love your job but want to explore a new part of the country, and the best way is a relocation. So, why not see if you can take your position with you when you move? If you’re on good terms with your employer, they value your work and would hate to lose you; maybe they would be willing to let you work remotely from your new city. This is particularly a possibility if you’re able to travel back to the office for meetings.

Let’s Get You Moving

Now that you know how to find a job in a new city, you’ll be ready to work as soon as you move into your new home. But first, you’ll need to find a way to get to your new place so you can start transforming your life. Luckily for you, we can help you do just that.

Ready to get started with your moving experience? Give us a call or send us a message. Let us help with your relocation!