Instant Aid Box

Build an “Instant Aid Box”

Pack an Instant Aid Box containing things that might be needed immediately upon arrival at your new home. Package each group of items in a large paper bag or box and clearly label. Take your Instant Aid Box with you. Also pack a separate bag/box of items that you will need to take with you on your trip to your new home.

Items for your Instant Aid Box:



  • Sponge Paper Plates, Cups, Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Cutlery
  • Dish Towels
  • Plastic Pitcher
  • Dishcloth
  • Small Saucepan
  • Scouring Pads
  • Serving Spoons
  •  Detergent
  • Aluminum Foil



  • Easy-open Cans of Pudding
  • Coloring Books
  • Dry Soup Mix
  • A Favorite Toy
  • Sandwich Spreads
  • Reading Materials
  •  Instant Drinks
  • Puzzles
  • Portable Games



  • Light Bulbs
  • Towels and Face Cloths
  • Hammer
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Screw Driver
  • Facial Tissue
  • Pliers
  • Soap
  • Assorted Nails and Screws
  • Hand Lotion
  • Shelf Paper
  • Non-aerosol Deoderant
  • Trash Bags and Ties
  • Toothbrushes
  • Telephone
  • Toothpaste