7 Top Essentials For Moving Day

Moving is much easier when the essentials that you need for it are prepared in advance. Moving is an important event in everyone’s life. It is a unique experience that will change everything around you and it will take you to a new start. There are many things to know and learn about moving, especially if this is going to be your first move ever. Organization up to the last detail is crucial. What are the moving day essentials that you need for a successful, easy and simple stress-free move? Below you will find a list of essentials for moving day:

Moving Day Essentials List

1) Documentation.

It would be best to collect all essential documents in one file. These should include employment, rent, bank, credit, etc. contracts, dentist/ doctor/ vet records, etc. Prepare all the moving documentation (inventory sheet, payment documents, etc.) and place in the file. How will you travel to your new home? In most cases, moving companies can not allow you in their moving vans for insurance purposes. Likely, you will travel ini your own car. If you are not traveling in your car, make sure you put together all the traveling documents like bus/ airplane tickets and hotel/ restaurant reservations and place them in the documentation file.

2) Packing supplies.

The moving essentials that you should have on hand are extra tape, boxes, bags, packing paper, bubble wrap and packing peanuts, depending on what type of packing materials you choose to use. People tend to underestimate the quantity of things they have and spare boxes and bags are generally needed; especially bags. Since all of your things are in drawers, cupboards, shelves, etc. it is often difficult to estimate precisely how much and what sort of packing supplies would be good for you on moving day.

3) What moving essentials will you need for your children?

Children will need to have their favorite toys, snacks and drinks. You could consider taking them games to play with while on the road and to keep them occupied while furniture and boxes are being moved. Preparing sandwiches, getting some snacks, water and other drinks would be a good idea, plus plastic cups, plates and cutlery. Have some goodies to go on the road while you are moving.

4) Medication.

Consider what medicines you currently use and what you may need on moving day. Painkillers, something to soothe a sore throat and any sign of cold, if necessary, or to relieve allergic reactions if you are prone to them. Prepare a medical kit with everything you or the members of your family may need on moving day. Do your children or pets use medications currently? Make sure you do not pack medicines that are expired!

5) What do you need from the bathroom?

Consider toothbrush and toothpaste, hair brush, razor and shaving cream, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, antiperspirant, toilet paper, wet wipes, towels and cosmetics that you use. Depending on your location and day of the move you may also need a repellent. It would be good to get an extra set of clothes for each member of your family.

6) Fur Babies.

Consider your pets as well. They will need to have their bowls for food and water so you can fill them occasionally. Another option that you have is to leave them temporarily at a pet hotel for a day or two until you relocate and then take them back. Moving with pets is fun but you also need to think about their needs as well. The process of relocation itself may be stressful for them especially if you are going long distance.

7) Prepare your home before you leave.

You will need cleaning materials to put your house or apartment in order, bags for the trash and cleaning equipment like a vacuum cleaner. 

It is not easy to decide what to pack for moving and what are really considered essentials that you may need for your moving day. Each move is unique and one of a kind but this list will make things easier for you for sure. You can ask for help from your friends and family, start your moving organization as soon as you know that you will be moving and you will see that your move will go much smoother and easier.

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