Are you are moving across town, the state or the country? No matter how far you are moving, packing is one of the most important parts of the moving process.
It doesn’t matter if you’re moving a long distance or a short one, packing an essentials kits is vital.
It’s challenging to get everything loaded, unloaded, and unpacked, in one day, particularly if you are moving any significant distance. An essential kit helps you keep all of your necessary items packed together so that when you arrive at your new home, you have immediate access to them.
Having things readily available like a phone charger, a toolkit, and cleaning supplies will help the process be less chaotic and more organized.
The essentials kit should be the last box on the truck and the first one off, or better yet, if possible, if you are traveling by car keep it with you.
Each family and situation is unique, but here are some moving essentials to consider packing separately to make your moving day a success!
1. Cleaning Supplies
Give the kitchen and bathroom a quick cleanup as soon as you arrive. Also, these supplies will help you clean other messes throughout the day.
- All-purpose cleaner
- Paper towels
- Dish soap
- Garbage bags
- Hand soap for each sink
- Broom and dustpan
2. Tool Kit
You might not be hanging wall art immediately, but a few tools to help assemble furniture and open boxes will come in handy.
3. Snacks and Eating Essentials
Moving day is hectic and can be exhausting. Make sure you pack some snacks and beverages to help get you through the day.
- Bottled water
- Protein bars
- Non-perishable foods
- Paper plates
- Pet food and bowls
4. Personal and Comfort Items
It’s a good idea to keep your personal items available as well. You never know when you will have access to all of your belongings.
- Contact lens supplies
- Change of clothes
- Phone charger
- Toilet paper
- Bathroom towels
- Toys for kids
- Dog Leash
5. First Aid Supplies
Because accidents can happen, it is smart to have some basic first aid items on hand just in case.
- Alcohol wipes
- Antibacterial cream
In case you aren’t finished unpacking everything by bedtime, you can still have your beds ready. Make your beds as soon as you can so that you will have a place to rest after your long moving day.
- Clean bedding
Completing the Essentials Kit
Once you have your essentials kit packed, label it clearly and make sure that it’s the last item loaded onto the moving truck, so that it will be first to come off. Or, keep your moving day essential kit with you, especially if you will arrive at your new house before the movers.
Packing an essentials kit is a great way to make sure you have all those small items that you will need throughout the day in one place, meaning less confusion and less time wasted searching for them.
Additional Moving Help
For other great tips, or better yet, help with your move; contact us. At Community Moving and Storage we want to make sure your next move is the easiest you’ve ever had!