How to pack for your first night in your new home

Raise your hand if you are familiar with this scene!

First Necessity Box Packing 8th and Home


Our second-to-last move involved 286 of those bad boys and it wasn't until the very last international move that we realized the importance of learning how to pack for the first night in our new home.

First Necessity 8th and Home

What's inside you might ask?

Remote controls for electronics and batteries that were removed from said remote controls (although what actually happened is they THREW AWAY all of our batteries, which were the expensive rechargeable batteries).

The nails, screws and other pieces of hardware needed to put items and furniture back together.

Stacks of pieces of paper that are wrapped into what seemed like a ball of trash, yet we soon discovered that actually, inside the very last layer of paper were random keys and other missing items.

What do WE think should be in that First Night Box?

  • Special teddy bears and blankets that you'll need on those first few nights.
  • Something that reminds you of your last home, spices or candles (if those things are allowed in your shipment/move).
  • Photos of the friends that you've just left behind, as well as a photo of any pets who may still be en route, or in quarantine.
  • A set of plasticware so you are ready to eat (plates, silverware and napkins)
  • Add a roll of toilet paper, several lightbulbs and even a paper towel roll.
  • A nightlight
  • Extra phone chargers, including a wall charger

What else? Let's make a list of what SHOULD be in the box of First Necessities. Leave them in the comments!