First Night Box Checklist

First Night Box Checklist

Packing First Night Moving Box

Here at Pack And Ship Movers, we offer many checklist so that our customers can be prepared for their move. During your first night at the new home, you will like to locate items first. The stress of locating basic items you need has been solved. Our experts will guide you through the First Night Box Checklist to know the right things to pack in the box & how to handle it so that you will quickly locate it when in your new location. We recommend reading the following tips to get your first night moving box ready:

Transporting First Night Supplies

The first night supplies should be close to you during the move. If you would like to drive to your new location, ensure the box is in your car. Usually, the box will have a few items that you need during your first day in the new home or your old home before the move.

Remember, you would have packed the items in moving boxes, and there is no time to unpack all of them. A first-night moving box saves you time because you will have all the items you need for the night in one place. They are the last items to be loaded into the moving truck if you prefer having all your items carried in the same location.

Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies

There are several items you need to keep the room clean so that your family can enjoy a sound sleep. Our experts will remind you to put all the cleaning supplies and other items you need to keep the room clean. Pack simple items you need for simple cleaning. You can avoid the heavy cleaning items, but the simple items you need to keep the room clean are necessary. Ensure you avoid carrying restricted items in your box to avoid issues with law enforcement.

Items to include in the cleaning & maintenance supplies:

  • Cleaning rags
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning solutions
  • Box cutter
  • Hammer
  • Dish soap
  • Gloves
  • Trash bags
  • Screwdriver and screws
  • Pliers
  • Extra batteries
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Light bulbs
  • Flashlights
  • Shower curtain and hardware
  • Food & Beverages

food supplies to avoid starvation:

Ensure you have food & beverages for your first night. The freezer may not have been packed, and the food in your home may not be ready. In the First Night Box Checklist, you can have food items. When traveling over long distances, you may arrive late, and it becomes hard to locate the food supplies. 

Our tips will offer a breakdown of items you can have in the box, and it will be possible for your family to have quality food to eat during your first night in the new homes:

  • Canned veggies
  • Canned fruit (low sugar)
  • Peanut butter
  • Pouched tuna
  • Canned Salmon or chicken
  • Canned legumes
  • Instant oatmeal

Our experts movers recommend you pack high protein foods & enough water for the family members to stay hydrated. You will need other items such as paper plates, napkins, disposable cups & utensils to serve food. Reusable camping utensils can be used to limit trash and keep the environment clean. add these to your First Night Box Checklist.

Linens & Sleeping Arrangements

Get all the necessary items you need for the best night’s sleep in your First Night Box Checklist. Your family needs the right night gear. Include enough blankets in the first night box so that they can quickly get the right materials to enjoy a good sleep. Pay attention to all the sleeping needs of your family members.

Some of the items we recommend are as follows:
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Blankets and comforters
  • Air mattress
  • Folding bed
  • Portable bed
  • Air pump for the air mattress
  • Hairdryer
  • Vacuum
  • Hygiene Supplies

We recommend you carry enough hygiene essentials to keep your family safe during the first night in the new home. You will require personal items such as toothpaste, soap, toothbrush, shampoo, comb and brush. Carry pajamas and enough clothing to keep your family members safe.

Items to pack in your hygiene supplies:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Sleeping accessories
  • Cosmetics
  • Personal electronic devices
  • Chargers for devices
  • Phones and tablets
  • First aid kit
  • Medications
  • Bandages
  • Ointments
  • Anti-itch cream


We also recommend you pack your first night box in your car. In case the box is loaded onto the moving truck, ensure it is the last to be packed, and it should be the first to be unloaded then put in a different place where you can easily access the items.

Let’s Get Moving!

At Pack And Ship Movers, we would like to make your move as comfortable as possible with out First Night Box Checklist. We will ensure you have the box in your hands to enjoy your stay in the new location.

Our experts are highly experienced in handling the move. You can contact our experts and you will get a moving coordinator who will ensure the move is as smooth as possible.

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