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What to include in a moving-day survival kit

The big day is right around the corner and you think you’ve figured everything out for your move to New York. But did you think of packing your own survival kit for moving day?  In case you forgot about this essential element, Empire Movers is here to provide you with a few of the basics that are a must for every such survival kit, so that your move to New York can be a smooth one:


Obvious one, right? But you’d be amazed how this can slip your mind when you’re used to relying on credit cards to pay for everything. So if you’re moving to New York, be sure to have some cash on hand. Maybe you’ll want to tip your movers, or do some last-minute shopping.

Your medications and a small emergency kit

If you’re planning a move to New York and are on any medication that you need to take daily, this has to go into your survival kit. You’ll be sure you have fast access to it and won’t have to rummage through countless other boxes in search for it. Aside from that, you should have a couple of basics thrown in as well, such as bandages or Tylenol.


Another elementary one, the minimum necessary of toiletries should be readily available. You won’t want to run all around the still unfamiliar neighbourhood on the day of your move to New York in order to buy toothpaste and toothbrushes or toilet paper.


You’ll probably find yourself making a lot of desperate, last-minute phone calls when moving to New York. Maybe your utilities aren’t up yet or you simply want to order some pizza, but your phone died on your trip there. That shouldn’t be an issue, so make sure to include a power strip and any chargers you might need to be able to keep connected.

Cleaning supplies

Although these shouldn’t be really a necessity on the day of your move to New York, not all landlords or sellers leave the place spotless. So you should be prepared and include a couple of basic, all-purpose cleaning supplies.


It will be easy to forget about eating, with all the stress that will accompany you on your big moving day to New York. As such, your survival kit should include some bottled water or soda and some snacks for easy consumption, such as granola bars. Part of this same subject would be to make sure that when you’re moving to New York, you get the local restaurant phone numbers as well as menus, so you can order something more consistent when you’re done, as you won’t fill up to cooking after such a long day.

Final word

We think this list of items will help you survive the day you’re moving to New York. A last addition, and still very necessary in our opinion, would be to pack some champagne and some glasses. You should celebrate the start of this new chapter in your life. Cheers!


What to include in a moving-day survival kit

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