So you’re planning to move and you want things to go as smoothly as possible. If you have kids this can be a huge challenge, especially if they are very young. What can you do? The best solution is a moving survival kit. What can you include in this kit? Keep reading below to find out.
You’re moving, so chances are you are not going to be able to figure out where you packed the tissue or toilet paper. If you have kids then you are definitely going to need them. You will also need paper towels handy for those back of the car snacks and spills. All of these items should go in your emergency kit. When you arrive at your new house you can easily place them in the correct spot. This way if someone needs to use the restroom it will be stocked.
You know that headache you get whenever you try to get a hundred things done in a day? Well chances are that at the end of a stressful day it will happen, and you will need some Tylenol. You are going to need them so pack them in the emergency kit. Also if you regularly take medicine during the day you will also want to keep these items handy. Set your alarm to go off when it is time for you to take your medicine. Remember that when you are busy it can be very difficult to remember when to take your medication.
Your emergency kit should also contain some cash for emergencies. This way if the kids get hungry, and you need some snacks you don’t have to worry about finding an ATM. Especially if you are moving to an area you are not familiar with. Use an envelope, or an an old wallet and place it in a safe spot in the emergency kit.
Keeping a trash bag handy is a must. Kids are sure to create some garbage especially if they munch during the trip. I have always found it to be a good idea to keep one in the car, and several in the emergency kit. They will really come in handy.
Soap and a few washcloths
When you finally arrive at your new home, you may find the kids very messy after playing in their new yard. Since you probably won’t get around to unpacking everything as soon as you arrive these items are definitely a must have. Try to pack one for everyone, so at the end of the day, you can quickly and easily get cleaned up.
After spending many years moving, I have learned having bottled water handy is a must. You can really work up a sweat moving items from one house to another. Store at least two bottles per person should be more than enough.