Moving Essentials: 24 Hour Survival Kit

The BIG DAY is here: move-in day!

Moving Essentials: 24 Hour Survival Kit

Big Deahl’s Movers Life On the Move

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Hello I’m Greg, the Owner / Operator of  Big Deahl’s Movers. I entered the logistics industry in 1996, while in my 4th year working for Target Corporation. Over the next 10 years I gained intricate skill and knowledge about the efficiency of moving cartons and containers.  I have since built upon that foundation through the experience of professional in-home furniture delivery for a local Rancho Cucamonga CA delivery company and thousands of residential and commercial moves at Big Deahl’s Movers. During this time, I had the opportunity to take part in the most prepared moves you could imagine and many moves that could have benefited from tips that we would like to share with you.

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Moving Essentials: 24 Hour Survival Kit

The BIG DAY is here: move-in day!

After hours and hours, or even days, of packing, it’s time to settle into your new home. With all of the sweat, and maybe some tears, all you want to do is lay down on your brand new double-pillow king-sized bed.
But first, a shower is priority.

  • Wait, where are the towels?
  • Where is the shampoo and conditioner?
  • Where is the soap?
  • Where is the bath mat?


You were so focused on organizing, labeling, and making sure everything was running smoothly, you forgot to pack a 24-hour move-in survival kit!

Now you have to dig through 67 boxes just to find your hair brush.

So what exactly should you include in your 24-hour move-in survival kit?

Here is a list of 20 items we could think of, but feel free to add more as you need:

  1. Phone Charger
  2. Laptop and Charger
  3. Wallet/ID
  4. Important Paperwork and Valuables (especially if you work from home)
  5. Zip Lock Bags
  6. Trash bags
  7. Snacks (trail mix, granola bars, etc.) (especially after back to back, non-stop moving)
  8. Water
  9. Paper plates and utensils
  10. Light Bulbs
  11. Cash/Wallet
  12. Medications
  13. Pillows and blankets
  14. Pajamas
  15. Tools and tape
  16. Cleaning supplies (Lysol wipes, windex, etc.)
  17. Toilet Paper
  18. Soaps and sponges (hand soap, dish soap, body soap, etc.)
  19. Shower Essentials (shampoo, conditioner, soap, razor, etc.)
  20. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, and Floss

Write these down on a sheet of paper and check the list as you are packing. Make sure these items are clearly marked and easy to get to when your movers transport them to your new residence. Or better yet, keep them with you at all times, so you know exactly where to find them.

The last thing you want to worry about is driving to the store for the bare necessities. Save a trip, and make the checklist!