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PACKING: LETS GET THAT ESSENTIALS BOX SORTED

September 7, 2016 1:56 pm
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PACKING: LETS GET THAT ESSENTIALS BOX SORTED

 

essentials box

 

PACKING: LETS GET THAT ESSENTIALS BOX SORTED

Packing your life away can be an overwhelming experience. Where to start!? Well, we want to help by giving one useful suggestion, why not pack an essentials box?

This should be the first box you open when you get to your new home and should contain enough stuff in it so that you can survive the first few nights without having to unpack everything. Here are our top suggestions:

Always start with the most important things, which on this occasion is medication. If you or your children have any health conditions that need medication, don’t make the mistake of packing it under a lot of other stuff you don’t need. The last thing you want is to lose that amidst the chaos of moving home!

  1. This also links to the next thing: a first-aid kit. Moving heavy objects and trudging around a space you are unfamiliar with could result in some minor injuries. Essentials are plasters and some antiseptic and those all-important tweezers for those oh-so-annoying splinters!
  2. Children’s favourite toys (especially bedtime friends) – save yourself the extra stress of crying children!
  3. Toiletries – Don’t forget tooth brush and toothpaste, it’s always one of these that seems to go walkies on you!
  4. Tea – And Kettle! Don’t forget a mug or two, tea out of the kettle is not suggested as a good idea!
  5. Coffee, you’re going to need this to get through the late nights!
  6. Milk (make sure you get a new fresh one and not a half opened one – it will go off if not) and if you like sugar then don’t forget to borrow some bags from the local café!
  7. Snacks – Cereal Bars are a good one (they don’t melt or go off very quickly)
  8. Goes without saying but if you have a Baby you will have to put Baby needs in the box.
  9. Children’s sleep wear and school needs – teachers don’t respond well to naked children at school!
  10. Work clothes and essentials for the following day – unless you have taken the time off work, wear something very comfortable – moving home is not a formal occasion!
  11. Have a dish cloth, kitchen roll and washing up liquid available as you might need to do a spot of cleaning.
  12. A tool box – there is always something that needs fixing! Most essential is the screw driver and hammer!
  13. Toilet paper – don’t make the mistake of thinking you will have enough time to pop to the shop, you probably won’t the first day, and let’s be honest, you probably won’t know your neighbours well enough to raid theirs!
  14. Don’t forget the dog’s lead, pet food and bowls.

This is what we would put in our Essentials Box but by no means is the be-all-and-end-all of packing! If you have any suggestions, then we would love to hear them! Feel free to tweet us @thornleygroves what you would put in your Essentials Box!

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