Moving can be stressful enough as it is, but if you get to your new house and you can’t find something you need (medications, keys, etc.) it can only add to your stress. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, our professional and friendly service can help make your move a success, and in this post, we’ll look at how you can create a moving day survival kit that can truly save the day!

Toilet Paper

Perhaps you picked your new house or apartment because it had amazing bathrooms, and you love the idea of soaking in your new Jacuzzi tub or using your expansive shower every morning. That being said, the previous homeowners aren’t going to leave toilet paper behind, so packing a few rolls in your suitcase is going to make life much more comfortable for you and your family. You might not have a chance to go to the store to pick some up for the first few days in your new place, so make sure you throw some rolls into your overnight bag.


You can usually rely on your debit or credit cards, no matter where you are, but it’s always good to have some emergency cash on hand when you’re moving. You may have already paid for your moving expenses on your debit card, and you may not want to put any more charges on it until your next payday. Cash can come in very handy, especially when it comes time to order pizza for your volunteer moving crew or to tip your professional movers. If you’re moving long distance, you’ll always want to have cash on you, and you’ll want to keep it in a safe place.


If you’re going to be in the car for a few hours, chances are you’re going to get hungry. Be sure to pack some bottled water (or other beverages that will re-hydrate you – that means leave the sodas out) and some snacks. Energy bars, granola bars, and fruit that won’t spoil easily can be great options. Keep in mind that you won’t have access to utensils, unless you pack a pocket knife and some plastic spoons and forks in your survival kit.


Medications are something you literally cannot live without. If you or a family member takes prescription medications every day, make sure they get put in the survival kit. If they get packed with the other bathroom or bedroom items, it might be days until you unpack them. The last thing you want to deal with on moving day is a medical emergency!

There are other items that should be placed in your survival kit, including your phone charger, toothbrush and toothpaste, and cleaning wipes. If you’re planning on dining out the first few nights in your new house, write down some restaurant names and addresses and add those to the kit.

At Billy Goat, we love helping people enjoy a successful move. If you live in Colorado and you need a professional moving company, give us a call today!