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What to Pack in Your “Open-First” Boxes

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January 4, 2023

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Moving in Minnesota

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Packing for a move can be overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of items to pack. To make the process easier and more efficient, consider creating "open-first" boxes with items you'll need on your first night in your new home. This will help you avoid digging through boxes and unpacking unnecessarily, and ensure that you have the essentials you need right away.

So, what should you include in your "open-first" boxes? Here are some suggestions:

  • Kitchen essentials: Pack a few basic kitchen items such as a coffee pot, cups, plates, utensils, and any non-perishable food items you'll need.
  • Entertainment: Pack a few items to help you relax and unwind on your first night, such as books, movies, or board games.
  • Bedding: Pack a set of sheets, blankets, and pillows for each bed in your new home. This will allow you to get a good night's sleep on your first night.
  • Toiletries: Pack a toiletries bag with items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and other personal hygiene items you'll need on your first night.
  • Medications: Don't forget to pack any medications you or your family members take regularly.
  • Clean clothes: Pack a change of clothes for each family member, including pajamas and any necessary items such as work uniforms.
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By packing these essentials in "open-first" boxes, you can make your first night in your new home more comfortable and stress-free. Just make sure to label the boxes clearly so you know which ones to open first. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can make the transition to your new home a success.

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but it doesn't have to be. At Minne Movers, we are dedicated to making your transition into your new home as smooth and stress-free as possible. With our professional team and comprehensive services, we handle all the details so you can focus on settling into your new space. Contact us today to learn more and get a free quote for your stress-free move.