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First Night Survival Box

One of the most important boxes you can pack is your First Night Survival Box. After you’ve arrived at your new home and the boxes are unloaded and stacked you’ll want to have easy access to these must-have items.

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Useful Stuff

  • Tool Box
  • Nightlights
  • Flashlight
  • Light bulbs
  • Scissors
  • Box Cutters
  • Matches/lighter
  • Coffee Maker/filters/coffee

Let’s Eat

  • Disposable paper goods (paper plates, napkins, utensils)
  • Non-perishable snacks

Tech Essentials

  • Cell Phone/Laptop Adapters & Car Charger/Adapter (if it didn’t travel with you in the car)
  • Remote control/cables for quick TV hook up; Want to ensure your cable and high speed service is up and running on move in day?  Click here

Good Night’s Sleep

  • Bed linens – Pack on top
  • Favorite Pillows – Pack on top

Fresh Start

  • Pajamas
  • Change of clothes
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Dixie cups for rinsing
  • Hand soap
  • Bath soap
  • Shower curtain liner
  • Shampoo/toiletries
  • Towels for shower
  • Toilet paper

Health Related

  • Medicine
  • Vitamins
  • Eye glasses or extra “cheaters”
  • Contact solution/products
  • Small first aid kit/band-aids
  • Pain Reliever (for sore backs & shoulders!)

Quick Clean Up

  • Container of bleach wipes for quick clean ups
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags

Child Care

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  • Pajamas
  • Change of clothes
  • Favorite Good Night book
  • Favorite stuffed animal/toy
  • Special surprises like a new customized placemat with your child’s name
  • Nightlight
  • For younger children, key childproofing supplies

Pet Needs

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  • Food
  • Bowls
  • Medicines
  • Leash
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