The Most Overlooked Moving Gift Is The Most Valuable

Moving sucks. You start off all organized, packing up boxes and carefully labeling each one. Then it’s crunch time and your friends have shown up to load boxes. You grab the last remaining items: hangers, toilet paper, and an extension cord. You shove them in a box, tape it shut and label it “miscellaneous.”

When you get to your new place you start unloading boxes. Boxes labeled kitchen go in the kitchen. Boxes labeled bedroom go in the bedroom. Then you come across a box labeled miscellaneous. You wonder what’s in it, decide that it can’t be that important and stash it in a closet.

A little while later a shout comes from the bathroom, “Where’s the toilet paper!?”

You remember packing it… but WHERE? You frantically scan the boxes strewn about your new place, looking for any clues as to where you might have packed the toilet paper, “Shit!”


When I became an agent, I thought about all the things that I could do to provide value to my clients. I took my personal experience (the story above may or may not be true) and I applied it to Ty’s 35.

On or before moving day I would deliver a move-in kit to my clients. It had all the necessary items that you probably need (but can’t find) when you move in–like toilet paper and trash bags. I also included a few things that you might not need but help make the move in experience a little kinder–like snacks and water (you don’t want hangry clients!).

A move-in kit is easy to throw together and doesn’t cost a whole lot. I bought everything I needed in bulk and it ended up costing about $10 per client. And while a move-in kit might not be the most original idea, it adds unexpected value. It’s something that you can consistently provide to every client and it shows that even after the transaction is complete, you are still crushing it!

Here’s some items that I included in my move-in kit

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Counter wipes
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Band aids

What items do you think are absolutely necessary for move in day? Leave them in the comments below!

I grew my business strictly by referrals. I had a system in place called Ty’s 35, designed to wow every single client I had. I’m going to share my system with you, week by week, so you too can start working by referral. No more door knocking, no more cold calling, no billboards, and no advertising.