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What to Pack in a First Night Box?

Couple packing first night box for house move

Moving house can be exhausting especially if there have been delays with your move or if you’ve had to travel some distance to your new home. Once you’re in your new home and have moved in all your belongings you may not feel up to doing much unpacking on the first night.

This is where having a first night box comes in so handy. Packing a designated first night box with all the essentials in will make your move much smoother and less stressful. You’ll also be able to find all the things that you know you will need on that very first night.

When packing these boxes, make sure they go into your removal vehicle last. Alternatively, you may want to consider keeping them with you in the car so you know exactly where they are. We can guarantee they will make your first night so much easier as you won’t be rummaging through your moving boxes looking for the things that you need.

We’ve put together a few lists of items that we think you will need on your first night. Take a look and if you can think of anything else, please add it to the list.

You can also check out our previous post – The Ultimate Moving House Survival Kit with tips on items to pack to help with your move. Some of the items overlap but it’s still worth checking out.

Top Items You Need For Your First Night Box

Night Time Essentials

Top Tip! Make setting up and making your bed one of the first things you do when you move in – then when you are ready to go to bed you won’t have to worry about putting it together

  • Bed sheets
  • Duvet
  • Pillow
  • PJ’s
  • Slippers
  • Lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes for the next day
  • Chargers
  • Devices
  • Curtains

Toiletries / Bathroom Items

Top Tip! Pop the toilet roll, hand soap and a towel in the bathroom as soon as you arrive so they’re there if anyone needs them.

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Shower gel
  • Shower curtain (Rod + Rings)
  • Bath mat
  • Shampoo
  • Towels
  • Makeup


Top Tip! Order in on your first night for a stress-free meal without the washing up

  • Food ordering leaflets
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Disposable cutlery
  • Breakfast food
  • Bowls / Spoons
  • Family Medicines
  • First Aid Kit
  • Black Bin Liners
  • Kettle
  • Beverages – tea, coffee, water, squash etc.
  • tea spoons
  • mugs / water bottles

Kids / Pets

  • Soft toy for kids
  • Kids nightlight
  • Pet food
  • Pet bed
  • Pet medication
  • Leash 
  • Toys 
  • Additional pet accessories

Make Your Move Stress Free

To make the process of moving into your new home much easier and less stressful, we offer a re-assembling service to set up your furniture in your new home so that you can focus on unpacking and get you settled in more quickly. Contact us to find out more.

To book Evesham Transport as your removal company or to ask us any questions you might have, please use the contact form or call us on 01386 244452. Our friendly team will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.


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