Not only should you be labelling what is in each box so you can find the kettle when you arrive (because you’ll need the kettle), you should decide which boxes you want to be “last out”. These boxes will be last out of your home, last onto the moving van and the first ones opened at the other end. “Last out” boxes will be the ones that are filled with the more essential things e.g. bathroom essentials, bed sheets and things your family use daily. The rule of thumb is to include all essentials that you and your family will need for at least 24 hours. Presumably, there's a grocery or convenience store nearby, but just in case, you should have some food stuff on hand that you can quickly prepare for your family. You’ll also want to label your child’s boxes “last out” so you can unload these first and set up your little one’s room as soon as possible. You will also want to include safety essentials such as socket covers and stair gates in your essential boxes so you can get them set up straight away. Keep some basic tools in this box in case you need a screwdriver or other tool to put some furniture together or break down boxes. You may not be ready to pack your Essentials Box yet, but that doesn't mean you can't start making a list of items to include.
“Make sure you have the necessities all in one box, kettle, mugs, teabags, sugar, biscuits, pasta and a jar of sauce and cleaning products too as you may need to clean before you start using the cupboards.”
Marianne Whooley (marisworld.co.uk)