Getting into your new space

Open me first box

When packing to move, don’t forget to set aside essential items for your “Open Me First” box.

These items might include:

  • A roll of toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • A trash bag
  • Paper plates, cups, and utensils for dinner
  • Pen and paper (for making lists of things you need)
  • Checkbook
  • Scissors
  • Phone charger
  • Cordless drill, hammer & screwdriver
  • Shower curtain, towel, & soap
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Medications
  • Pet food
  • Sheets and blankets for beds
  • Change of clothes
  • Coffee maker, coffee, and mugs
  • Bottle opener
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Candles & matches
  • Spare lights bulbs
  • Non-perishable snacks (pretzels, nuts)
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Vacuum

Having one of these boxes prepared and ready to go will help make you move a much smother experience while you take more time getting to the rest of the boxes that are not as important.

Be Your Own Interior Designer

Moving to a new home or office can a great opportunity to create your dream space.
Taking time to discover your style can be fun. We love getting inspiration for our new rooms from Don’t forget the furniture placement for each room in your new space. Even a new coat of paint with a bold color can make your new space pop and be perfect. Whether you draw out your room layout on graph paper or use an online app like Room Planner by Chief Architect, make sure your movers have a printed copy of each room on the day of your move so you get a smooth of a move as possible.