Stress Less by Packing a “Smart Box” For Your Move

movingMoving can be an extremely difficult time, so why not make things a little easier on yourself by packing a “smart box” or “smart bag”?

What is a smart box or smart bag? It is a bag or box of necessities that you will need to have at your disposal during the first 24-48 hours of time spent in your new home.  Instead of clawing your way through endless bags and boxes that aren’t yet unpacked, you will have what is necessary already at your disposal!

Some of the items to include are:

  • Essential paper supplies such as toilet paper and paper towels
  • Necessary toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, shampoo, face wash,  contact lense fluid and case
  • Bath towel for drying off after showering
  • Plastic shower liner to use until your shower curtain is unpacked and added
  • Pet food
  • Pet food and water dishes
  • Snacks (because you can always order in a full meal while waiting to unpack kitchen items)
  • Charger for phone, laptop etc.
  • Any medication taken daily
  • A cup for water or, bottles of water
  • A small tool kit for reassembling furniture
  • Change of clothes for the next day as well as pajamas
  • Important documents such as your passport and social security card

Just be sure to keep your smart box or bag with you during the move so that you don’t have to go hunting for it later. Happy moving!