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Apr 01 2018

Essentials For Your Move

Planning, packing, moving boxes, and saying goodbyes are just a couple of the things on your plate when you are in the process of making a move. Through all of this, how are you supposed to remember the little things? Remembering those little things can make or break your moving experience. So here are a few “lifesavers” from my experience and others, that may be essential for your move.

First Things First
Before you start any of your packing, planning or anything else you want to set aside the things that you do not want to be packed. This will, of course, include the basics that you probably already thought of like clothes for at least a week depending on your moving situation.

A mistake that I have made the mistake many times is when I get in “the mode” of packing everything and I pack things that I think I might need so that I don’t have to worry about them on the move. I almost always regret this later. When you are staying in a hotel or just getting into your new home, the last thing you want to do is dig through a box or have to go to the store because you packed all of the conditioner or band-aids. So the main thing to consider here is to think ahead. Think of the things that you use most often or that you would need on a short notice. Those are the things that you want to make sure to leave off of the moving truck.

Move In/Move Out Materials
Before you start the packing process there is a good chance you already have the closing papers signed on your current house and on your new house. Because we do this ahead of time, we often push it out of our mind after that because we have so much else to worry about. In the beginning stages of packing, you should make sure that you have all of your current house keys and essentials that stay with the house in a strictly, “do not pack box”. The last thing you want to worry about is going through all the boxes in the moving truck to find a couple of small keys. Every house sale has different requirements, and this may not even apply to you. But make sure you know, so your move can go more seamlessly.

A couple of things that you may not think would be important to pack can sometimes be very handy during the move. A couple of ideas given by Trulia are:

  • First-aid kit
  • Chargers
  • Sheets and a pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower curtain
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Flashlight
  • Paper plates and plastic utensils
  • Medications
  • Identification cards
  • Snacks
  • Credit and debit cards

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