The first night in your new home is incredibly exciting; the stress of moving is finally starting to wind down and you can look forward to slowly unpacking and turning your house into a “home.” Before you get a chance to start opening boxes and organizing your new space, you’ll need to pack an overnight bag with all of your essentials to get you through the interim. After helping thousands of families successfully move in Newberry and all over the country, the team at A-Turner Moving & Storage knows that there are a few things you simply can’t afford not to have during your first night in a new home. When putting together your own overnight bag, don’t forget to include the following:


packing the overnight bag

While they may not get a passing thought during your everyday life, making sure to have things like toilet paper, a shower curtain, toothbrushes, towels and soap is definitely a priority.

Kitchen Essentials

After a long day of moving, you’re less-than-likely to want to dig out pans and make a home-cooked dinner. Instead, pack easy, portable snack items, paper plates, napkins and plastic bags to make sure mealtime is covered. 

Bedroom Supplies

Keep your pillows, bed sheets and at least one change of clothes for each member of the family easily accessible. You’ll likely be tired from a long day of moving and you’ll appreciate being able to make up your bed in a hurry. 


Give yourself more peace-of-mind by keeping all your valuables with you and accessible in your overnight moving bag. This can include jewelry, sentimental items, important files and documents, or any other priceless items you’ll want close at hand.

Cleaning Supplies

Paper towels, general cleaner and garbage bags are items you’ll likely need right away when you get to your new home. Stay clean and organized by having these things on-hand as soon as you arrive.

Having these basic items packed and ready to go when you spend the first night in your new home can make your transition significantly less stressful. Instead of spending your time aimlessly digging through boxes, you can relax, unwind and easily rest up so you’re ready to start unpacking the next day. For even more tips and tricks from A-Turner, the Newberry moving company of choice, call us today! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get started on your next move in Newberry!

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