Why You Should Consider Packing a First-Night Box

As movers who serve customers who live in the Philadelphia Main Line in PA, as well as other areas of Bucks County, Montgomery County, and much more, we know that a new home is exciting, but one thing that most people hate is the unpacking.

Unpacking your whole home can be a hassle, and for many people, the job is spread out over the course of at least a few days. Packing a first-night box can help to alleviate some of the pressure to unpack everything immediately, letting you settle into your new home before focusing on unloading every box and figuring out what has gotten where.

A first-night box is exactly what it sounds like – a specially packed container that holds everything you’ll need for the first night in your new space in one convenient place. It can be especially useful because after a day full of traveling and unloading box after box of possessions and furniture, many people find themselves simply too exhausted to sort through their boxes at the end of the day. Additionally, if boxes are not properly labeled, or if there are too many boxes to sort through, a task as simple as finding a toothbrush can turn into a process that lasts hours— when all you want to do is relax or go to sleep!

So what should you include in your first-night box?

Think about anything that you use on a daily basis, as well as items that would be immediately useful upon entering a new space. Many people like to bring a few basic cleaning supplies like rags, wipes, and disinfectants in case their new homes have gathered a little bit of dust before they moved in. Clothing is also a must-have. Try to pack for at least two days, just in case unpacking goes a little slower than expected. Finally, protein-rich snacks will help to keep you full during the moving process. Think trail mix, beef jerky, and, of course, plenty of water bottles, especially if your move is in the summer. The right first-night bag can make your move much easier – so pack up!

To learn more about how our movers who serve homeowners in Montgomery County, PA, Bucks County, Chester County, and the surrounding communities can make your move easy, just browse our site, or give us a call.

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