Removalist Lancefield

September 26, 2013

How to build a ‘survival kit’ when moving home

Our trucks do furniture removals and relocations all over regional Victoria. Lancefield is one of the towns we service, 92km north of Melbourne. Lancefield is a town in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area in Victoria.

Whether you’re relocating down the road or across the state, it can be a good idea to build your own survival kit for moving home.

What’s one of the first things you will want to do once you arrive in your new home? Possibly have a coffee or tea? Put a DVD on for the kids on a portable DVD player to distract and de-stress them? Or maybe you simply want to get cleaning!

It might be hard to put a DVD on for the kids if your portable DVD player is away in temporary storage waiting to be delivered, or buried deep in a pile of last-minute packed boxes!

While you’re looking for things for the kids to play with, you might start wondering where that kettle went…which box was it packed in again?

A survival kit is something that should be instantly accessible upon arrival at your new place. Something that has instant comforts such as tea, coffee and toys!

Everyone is different, so your survival kit will need to be customised to suit you and your family.

Here’s a list to start you off:

  • A kettle to make hot drinks
  • Tea, coffee, sugar and long life milk (maybe a tin of Milo for the little ones)
  • Toys, books, DVDs and a portable DVD player (or iPad)
  • Toiletries and towels – perhaps you just want a hot shower!
  • Toilet paper!
  • Couch on its way? Consider bean bags to chill out in while you wait.
  • A cleaning kit – planning on painting first? Or does it just need your personal going over to bring it up to your standard of clean? Pack your favourite cleaning products into one bucket to put in the car boot ready to pull out and start cleaning before you unpack!
  • Anything else you use daily, especially multiple times in a day. Make a list and go from there.

Remember to clearly label your survival kit and take it with you personally; take it in the car so it’s the first thing you unpack. Because if you’ve packed it right, it’ll be the first thing you need.

Remember, even if we don’t list your town specifically on our website, you can still contact us because we might be able to help you anyway!

Happy moving!