What To Include In A Moving 'Essentials' Box

We at Boomerang Box knows all about how tough it is to get organized when you are moving homes and getting things into the boxes to get ready for shipping out. But when you are moving house, you're still likely to need access to some items right before you move out and immediately after you first move into your new home. We know of some customers that while they did a perfect job of arranging their things into boxes, they were just so tired emotionally and physically that looking for things when they reached their new homes was the last thing on their mind! This is why we are strong believers in the need for an 'Essentials Box'! It's packed with all sorts of goodies that you might need offhand. Having a pack of things prepared like this gives you easy access to your necessities and really makes having an 'Essentials' box, well ' essential. Some other simple rules regarding the 'Essentials Box' include ensuring that you have at least a full 24 hours of living covered by the things inside. You can also create a list before you actually start packing like what we've done here. It should include all of the following:

Bathroom and Overnight Necessities

  • Toilet paper
  • Change of clothes for each family member
  • Shower curtain
  • Toiletries
  • Towel(s)

Kitchen Necessities

  • Dish washing liquid
  • Dish cloth and towel
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Jar of coffee
  • Toaster
  • Enough food for two meals
  • Crockery and utensils for each family member


  • Important papers and documents
  • Pet food and bowls
  • First aid kit
  • Torch, candles and matches
  • Garbage bags
  • Basic tool kit

Do include extra items for the kids if you have any, especially if they are quite young and need to be occupied in the midst of things. Some entertainment and toys might be good to keep handy for give the kids something to do to keep busy while you settle the more pressing issues.

Your "Essentials Box" will be the very last box you pack and the very first one you open, so keep it with you when you move. Of course, there may be shops nearby where you can top up your supplies, but having an "Essentials Box" will cover you if there isn't a shop or it's not open when you arrive at your new home.

For more tips about how to get organized with packing and unpacking, Boomerang Box will be happy to help you! With our years of experience, we are sure that we have some tips and tricks for you that will definitely make the whole event of moving that much simpler for you!