Don't put everything on our trucks. There are some items you will likely need while we are making the trek to your new home.

It is always advised to have an "open first" box or bag for the things you just can't and shouldn't (think toothbrush) live without.

This should also include any jewelry or other small valuables that you may not want to have leave your site.

This won't just be the first box or bag that you open, but should also be the one you pack up last.

More on this can be seen in TheMovingBlog's recent post How to Make Your "Open First" Box.

The article is a good reminder to think about everyone in the family and what they would need including any pets.