When it comes to home moving, it’s a never-ending whirlwind of figuring things out, planning, packing, making calls, creating lists, buying this and buying that – so on and so forth.
We’ve seen it a million times over and know how stressful moving can be. Each of the things mentioned above play a critical role in the puzzle of completing a home move, but what about the things you aren’t thinking of? While buying a new home, hiring professional movers, and packing usually grab the headlines in the moving process, there are other important things you can do to take some stress out of moving day – stocking up on overlooked moving essentials is one way.
Many of these are centered around organization. We cannot stress to our customers enough the importance of being organized and planning ahead when it comes to home moving, and that’s where a number of these overlooked moving essentials will come into play.
Perhaps nothing will better assist you in the days and weeks leading up to your home move than creating a moving checklist. This gives you a concrete, visual map of how your move is going and where you need to focus your attention working up to the moment movers arrive at your door. It’s a detailed plan of how you’re going to attack the move starting about a month out from moving day.
If you’re asking yourself how to make a moving checklist, don’t worry – we did it for you.
Chargers (and batteries)
The world runs on technology, right? It’s unfortunately true, but it is reality, and you want to be prepared while you’re leaving your old home and entering your new one. Having extra chargers and batteries on hand will help you stay connected so you’re able to stay on top of any issue that might arise during your move – or, you can just scroll social media during some down time. Either one!
If you’ve ever experienced the process of moving into a new home, then this one will really resonate with you: have cleaning supplies ready!
From antibacterial wipes to toilet cleaner, cleaning spray, laundry soap, and more – you’ll want it all handy because the first thing you’re going to want to do at the new home is clean.
Simple, right? Plastic bags are a cheap, easy, and versatile tool to have on moving day and they make carrying around loose items which didn’t get packed away easy. Keep a stash handy and be ready if needed.
There’s a strong chance that your new home won’t be perfectly ready with zero issues you need to handle, including ones that might involve a set of tools. Make sure you have tool kit handy so that you can tend to any minor fixes that need to be done when you arrive at the new home because trust us – there will be some!
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