All over the internet you can read about moving tips. After all, since moving is such an essential part of our society, it is only natural that people would want to learn how to be more efficient at this process and how to make it less boring. However, although there is abundant information on moving and a lot of advice about it, there aren’t many things said about the overnight bag. While it is surely mentioned in some guides, it is done so briefly and without much explanation. This is why we’ve decided to give you some clear advice on why and how to pack an overnight bag, what to include and so on.

But no matter how much we talk about our moving experiences, and regardless of how much tips we give you, there is one thing for certain – a move is best done by professionals. We are Chicago movers who can take care of your entire moving process and leave you stress-free. But let’s get back on topic

First Things First

Pack your overnight bag and H2H Movers will do the rest.Most people end up packing way too much items away and they don’t leave many things to put in the overnight bag. This is why before you start doing anything else, you should take care of this one thing. Pack your bag properly and with all the necessary items, so you won’t have to worry about them later on.

So start with a set of clothes. You don’t want to be rummaging through your boxes to find what you need so you can freely go out on the next day. This would also include toiletries. Pack your toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, perfume if you need it. Everything that has to do with your personal presentation on the next day.

And just be on the safe side – have some medication with you. If you don’t have any medical conditions that need regular treatment, you can just put some general painkillers and anti-cold medicine just in case.

Don’t Forget Valuables and Documents

Most people feel safer if they take their valuables with them. Not to mention that some moving companies straight out refuse to move valuable items. But since most people can easily pack their jewelry in an overnight bag, you shouldn’t have a problem either.

Another thing you shouldn’t forget is important documents. Everything that is tied to your identity and person should be with you. This isn’t just a safety precaution, but actually a bit of a general advice as a whole – you should always know where personal documents are and they can easily get lost if you pack them somewhere without thinking.

Don’t Stay Off The Grid

If you don’t want to purposefully stay off the grid by turning off your phone and laptop, then don’t forget to carry a charger with you. You’d be surprised how many people actually don’t think about that and they end up unpacking boxes just to find that one charging cable. Save yourself some hassle and put your necessary cables in the overnight bag.


The overnight bag is an important part of moving that should not be neglected. Pack it up with everything you may need for your next day and if you have a big family or just a lot of items, consider even two overnight bags.