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Moving to a new home is an adventure filled with excitement and new beginnings. However, amidst the boxes and packing tape, it’s easy to overlook the small details that can make a big difference on moving day. One such detail is preparing an essentials bag—a compact, easily accessible bag filled with items you’ll need during the first 24 hours in your new home. OverEasyMovers, a company dedicated to making your move as smooth and stress-free as possible, recommends this practical step to ensure you’re well-prepared. Here’s how to do it:

The Essentials Bag: What to Pack

Personal Care Items: Your essentials bag should start with personal care items. This includes toiletries like toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, and shampoo, as well as any medications you may need. Don’t forget a change of clothes and essential personal documents (ID, passports, moving documents). These are things you don’t want to dig through boxes to find.

Tech Gear for Connectivity: In today’s connected world, staying online is crucial. Include your smartphone, laptop, chargers, and any other gadgets you use daily. This ensures you stay connected with friends, family, and any moving-related services you might need to contact.

Tools and Cleaning Supplies: A basic toolkit can be a lifesaver for assembling furniture or doing quick fixes. Pair this with some basic cleaning supplies to freshen up your new space, ensuring it feels like home from the moment you step inside.

Snacks and Drinks: Moving is hard work, and having snacks and water on hand is essential. Choose non-perishable, easy-to-eat items like granola bars, nuts, and bottled water to keep your energy up throughout the day.

Special Items for Children and Pets: If you’re moving with family or furry friends, remember their essentials too. Think about what will keep them comfortable and occupied—snacks, toys, a favorite blanket, or necessary medications.

Organizing Your Essentials Bag

Choosing the right bag and packing it efficiently is key. Opt for a size that’s manageable yet can hold all your essentials. Use compartments or separate pouches to organize items, making sure the most important ones are easily accessible. Inform everyone involved in the move where this bag will be, preferably keeping it with you at all times.

Why Choose OverEasyMovers for Your Move

OverEasyMovers understands the nuances of moving, which is why we suggest creating an essentials bag to all our clients. Our experience and dedication to customer satisfaction ensure your move is as seamless as possible. Customers praise our attention to detail and the care we take with their belongings, making us a trusted partner in your moving journey.


Moving day can be overwhelming, but with a well-prepared essentials bag, you can face it with confidence, knowing you have everything you need. OverEasyMovers is here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your move is not just easy but OverEasy.


  1. What should I not pack in my essentials bag?
    • Avoid packing anything valuable or irreplaceable that should be personally carried with you, outside of the essentials bag, especially if you’re using moving services.
  2. How early should I pack my essentials bag?
    • It’s best to pack your essentials bag a day or two before moving day to ensure you don’t accidentally pack something you’ll need.
  3. Can I have more than one essentials bag?
    • Yes, especially for larger families or moves involving pets, having multiple essentials bags organized by category or person can be very helpful.
  4. What if I forget something in my essentials bag?
    • OverEasyMovers suggests making a checklist as you pack to ensure nothing gets forgotten. However, if you do forget something, we’re here to help with last-minute needs.
  5. How do I keep my essentials bag safe during the move?
    • Keep your essentials bag in your personal vehicle if possible or designate a specific, easily accessible spot if you’re using a moving truck.
  6. What makes OverEasyMovers different from other moving companies?
    • Our commitment to customer satisfaction, detailed planning, and supportive services like packing and storage solutions set us apart, ensuring a worry-free move for every client.
  7. Can OverEasyMovers help with packing advice beyond the essentials bag?
    • Absolutely! We offer comprehensive packing services and advice, tailored to your individual moving needs.