Shifting First Night Box

first night box for moving

Don’t under estimate how long or how tiring the entire moving process can be. Whether you are moving to another state or within your same city, we recommend you pack a “first night” box with basic essentials to help you survive the first night in your new home.

Home Cleaning and Maintenance

Before you start settle into your new space, you may want to do some cleaning and maintenance. Pack a basic cleaning kit to give your home a quick scrub down.

  • Sponge
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Towels
  • Dishcloth
  • Scouring Pads
  • Detergent
  • Light Bulbs
  • Hammer
  • Screw Driver
  • Pliers
  • Nails and Screws
  • Trash Bags

Food and Drink

Pack protein-rich snacks with plenty of cold water to keep everyone hydrated during the move. Then plan for a hearty first night’s meal that won’t need a lot of preparation.

  • Energy Bars
  • Single Serve Snacks
  • Soup and Sandwiches
  • Bottled Water
  • Paper Plates, Cups, Napkins
  • Plastic Cutlery
  • Small Saucepan
  • Serving Spoons

Hygiene Basics

You’ll need more than toothpaste, soap and shampoo to be comfortable after a long day of moving.

  • Towels and Face Cloths
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Facial Tissue
  • Shampoo and Soap