Preparing for the First Few Days

Preparing for the First Few Days

To avoid having to open every box to find your essentials, it is highly recommended that you prepare a box or bag for the days immediately following your move.

Aside from the obvious - change of clothing, medications, and chargers for electrical devices - here are a few things you may what to consider including:

  • Cleaning products such as:
  • Sponges and rags
  • Cleaning fluid or washing up liquid
  • Paper towels and disposable wipes
  • Large bin bags
  • A hard bristle brush or some wire wool
  • A few DIY pieces, for example:
  • Extra lightbulbs
  • A torch, or candles and matches
  • A small toolkit including a hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, good scissors, and nails or screws

Food and refreshments:

Quick energy-boosting snacks and cool water are essential fuel to keep everyone going during the day. When it comes to the evening, you'll want something filling but easy to prepare. A quick way to make sure your fridge is stocked is to plan a grocery delivery, but if that isn't an option, you may want to make sure you have a few bits to hand

  • Protein-packed snacks
  • Soups
  • Ready-made sandwiches
  • Bottled water (infant-safe if necessary)
  • Disposable plates and cutlery
  • Paper cups or reusable water bottles
  • A small saucepan
  • A thermos with a hot beverage of choice
  • Any baby food or milk, plus bottles or special cups
  • Any pet food, plus pet bowls
  • Bathroom basics
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Shampoo and body wash
  • Loofah
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Towels
  • Other essentials:
  • Items for young children, such as nappies and wipes, toys and books, bottles and steriliser
  • Items for pets, such as a bed, tank lights, litter tray, bowls, toy
  • Essentials for older family members, such as eating aids, medications, extra clothing, hygiene products

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