The “Must-Haves” of Moving

May 7th, 2020

You finally feel prepared for moving day. You’ve hired local movers at cheap prices, got all your boxes in order, and have arrival and departure times planned down to the minute. You know that everything in your home will safely arrive at your new location, yet you can’t help feeling like something is off.

No matter how prepared you may feel, moving day is a stressful time. Packing and moving your belongings is only part of the equation when it comes to moving, as setting up your new place can be just as hectic as disassembling and moving everything from your previous home.

The things that will make a difference aren’t the obvious parts of the move, but the things few people consider. Here are some essentials that many overlook when planning their move:

Tools of the Trade

Many people know that boxes and packing tape are essential tools when moving, but what about things like a box cutter, a toolkit, or even toilet paper? These items often get boxed up with the rest of your belongings, leaving you scrambling for whatever may be necessary for a smooth move-in. Watch this brief video for more information on what you will need readily available on move-in day:

Other things to keep handy include:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dish detergent
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Chargers for electronics

While it may not seem important, having the right tools on hand will take a lot of stress out of unpacking your belongings.

An Overnight Bag

Packing can sometimes mean addressing questions like “what am I going to wear tomorrow?” or “do I have my toothbrush on hand?” When you are eventually setting up your new home, these questions are the last thing on your mind. When you move, pack a bag as if you’re staying the weekend at a friend’s house, so you know exactly where to find your essentials when it’s time to make breakfast the next day.

Safety Equipment

While it may not be top-of-mind, make sure you have a medical kit on hand in case of cuts or other injuries that can occur in the course of your move In addition to having bandages and ointment on hand, it’s essential to know where your fire extinguisher is in your new home. The last thing you need while unpacking is a call to the fire department.

If you want to find out more about how to make your move stress-free, or own a business and want to get a quote from one of the most-trusted local commercial moving companies, give Collegiate Movers a call today.

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