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How to Prepare Your Open First Box When Moving

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Whether you are moving to or from Florida, you don’t want to spend any more time going to the store to get essentials after you arrive at your new home. For that reason, it is imperative that you take the time to pack an open first box that has all the essentials you will need on your first night. Read on to learn more how to pack your open first box so that you can ease the stress of moving.

Pack and Load Box Last

First on our list of important packing tips: you need to pack and load your open first box last. While you might think that you want to get this step over quickly so that you can focus on everything else, it really should be the final thing you do before you leave your old home. It gives you the opportunity to make any adjustments or use any of the items that your packing. For example, you might be cleaning until the last minute, so you won’t be able to pack those things until the very end.

Only Choose Essentials

Speaking of cleaning supplies, these are only part of the essentials that you should include in your open first box. The following are just a few of the items that we recommend our customers keep separate from their other items:

  • Wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates and plastic utensils
  • Simple meals and snacks
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower curtain

Label the Box Clearly

In order to avoid losing the box in the hustle and bustle of your moving day, you need to label it clearly as your open first box. We also tell customers to write “no pack” on it to make sure that the movers don’t accidentally load it up. If you have a no-pack room where you can keep it, that would be even better.

Keep the Box with You

After the movers have packed everything up, you should load your open first box and any of your overnight bags of clothing in your car. You should also keep anything with you that you’ll need to survive if you can’t get your items delivered from storage right away. For example, you might need an air mattress and sheets if you don’t get your mattress as soon as you can move into your home.

If you would like to make your move easier and save yourself a lot of stress, we encourage you to reach out to Griffin Moving & Storage right away. You can call to speak with a friendly service representative about your Florida move, or you can take a moment to fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation estimate.