In the stress of moving house, many people forget to pack a survival kit. The survival kit should be the last box(es) to be packed on the removal van and the first boxes off.
You should pack a survival kit to minimise stress levels on your moving day, and the first few days after the move, as your essentials will be close at hand, allowing you to settle in quickly with the minimum of hassle. If you’re arriving at your new home late at night and can’t be bothered to start unpacking, a survival kit is an absolute must!
What items should you include when you pack a survival kit?
- Cleaning products to get the kitchen and bathrooms in order
- Tea bags, coffee and milk
- Snacks that require little preparation and takeaway menus
- Disposable plates and plastic cutlery
- Mobile phone charger
- Toiletries such as toothbrush and toothpaste
- Toilet paper and kitchen roll
If you are moving with children, ask them to pack their own box of essentials such as toys so they can settle into their new home quickly.
For you, don’t forget to include a bottle of champagne and some glasses to celebrate your first night in your new house!
Big Brown Box recommend that you set aside some large heavy duty packing boxes to use for your survival kit. Remember to clearly label the survival kit boxes and keep them back to load onto the removal van last.