Moving to a new home can be stressful and exciting, even more so if this is your first house. It’s often the case that you will begin to pack several weeks before the last day in your current property; however, it’s more than likely during this process. That you will pack things away that you might need on day one. 

To ensure that you have all you need on moving day, the Home 2 Home Movers team has created this list of the essentials you’ll need on moving day. 

Cleaning Supplies

Although it’s not always the case, your new home might likely have accumulated. Some dust and dirt if it has been sitting on the market for a while. For that reason, packing a few of the notable cleaning supplies is essential. To be taken into the house first before the house removal team delivers the furniture. By this point, you can ensure that notable areas are clean. And preparing not to be cleaning again for a while once the furniture has been arranged. 

For reference, here are a few of the most recommended supplies you should keep to one side for moving day:

  • Paper towels
  • Small vacuum
  • Dust, pan and brush
  • Multi-purpose cleaning spray


Although it’s unlikely that you will be placing wall hanging decorations around the house. Straight away, having a decent toolkit on standby is always advisable. Instances include assembling and disassembling furniture and removing any remaining wall hangings that the previous owner might have left.


You will likely be using your phone all day for different reasons. So be sure that you put your phone charger to one side in preparation for moving day. This also applies to whatever speaker you use, if you use one, and any other electrical devices that you know you will be using within the first few days. Batteries are also recommending; after all, you can never predict when the TV remote will run out of power. 

Clean Bedding and Pillows

Often one of the last things you will pack up from your home, your bedding should also be one of the essential things you take and prepare first when you arrive at your new home. Depending on your preferences, it’s recommended to have a separate prepared box for clean bedding and pillows in advance; that way, you can arrive and make your bed straight away upon arrival. Although this might be seen as an odd order of doing things, you will appreciate getting into your prepared, comfortable bed at the end of your long day. 

Small Overnight Bag

At first, likely, you won’t feel at home, and for a good reason, you are in a completely new environment that you will be sleeping on the same night you move in. However, this can also be used to your advantage, as it will prompt you to create a small overnight bag like you would if you were staying at a friend’s house. By doing so, this means your essential night and morning routinely items are in one place and won’t be lost among the boxes of other items. 

Snacks and Drinks

Your moving day will be long and exhausting, so you should have appropriate snacks and drinks to keep you going. Biscuits, crisps, fruit, fizzy drink –  whatever you know will keep you working hard, be sure to buy a good amount of it. 

Corkscrew & Bottle Opener

The final essential item you need to remember is a corkscrew. This is more essential if you are planning on celebrating as most homeowners do, so it’s key that you have the appropriate tools to open the bottle of the campaign to celebrate. 

Need Some help with the Moving Process?

Moving houses can be stressful, and above all else, a lot of hard work. Here at Home 2 Home Movers, we have gained a glowing reputation thanks to our reliable, efficient and quick home removals services across the UK. Specialising in residential removals, we are a dependable team that can aid with the removal, transportation and unloading of goods to help remove the pressure on your big day.

If you are keen to look at our rates, we recommend heading straight to the price list on our website. However, if you wish to speak to one of our specialists before you book, by calling 0203 6333 153, you reach one of our experts who will be more than happy to address any questions and provide additional information.