Top 5 stress-reducing tips to prepare you for moving day

Getting ready for a move can be a very exciting time, but it can also be a time filled with stress and anxiety as you prepare for the unknowns of packing up your home and moving to a new one.

Whether you’re moving from one apartment to another, moving from your first home to your dream home, or downsizing from the home you’ve had for years into something a little smaller, the stress of moving can linger for many because of the unknowns and preparation it takes.

Thankfully there are plenty of things you can do to eliminate this stress! Here are a few tips when moving that contribute to a stress-free moving day for you and keep things moving forward so you can get back to normal in your new space.

Have all your items packed prior to moving day

If there’s one thing you follow on this list, make sure it’s this! The last thing you want to spend time doing on moving day is packing up items in a rush, as this can be chaotic and overwhelming as you try to figure out what needs to go where while packing it safely.

Build up to moving day with packing, going little by little each day as you put your belongings into boxes and label them for organizational purposes. You’ll be thankful you did this beforehand so you can get right to moving when the big day arrives!

For packing tips, click here.

Create a moving plan and follow it!

Everything is easier with a plan built out to follow, and moving is no different. Creating a moving checklist to follow in the time leading up to moving day and during the day can go a long way in eliminating stress, keeping you organized, helping you track your progress, and making sure you know where you need to be and what you need to be doing. This goes for people who are hiring professional movers like us and for those who are trying to complete a home move on their own. Preparation is key!

Prepare an essentials bag for moving day

As you might have picked up throughout this blog, moving day can be a bit hectic. All of your items are packed away, you’re moving stuff from one place to the next, you’re in and out of vehicles traveling to different locations, and it can be tough to keep track of what you might need. We recommend getting an essentials bag put together with a few things you might want to have during the day like phone chargers, batteries, toiletries, and so on. You’d rather have these things and not need them instead of needing them and not having them.

Keep food and drinks on hand

Staying with the theme of the busy nature of moving, you’ll want access to food and snacks throughout the day to keep you hydrated and energized. It’s not always easy to get a whole meal together in the midst of a home move and your fridge is (hopefully) cleared out, so having a bag of snacks and a cooler with some water or other drinks can save the day. Or, if you want to keep it simple: have a little extra cash around to order a pizza!

Create a cleaning supplies basket

For many of us, the first thing we do when arriving at the new home is cleaning up a little around the house. The process of moving can leave things a little cluttered, and you never know what mess might be left behind from the prior residents moving out. Having cleaning supplies on hand will allow you to clean up any minor messes as you settle in.

These are just a few simple and easy ideas that you can follow to get ready for moving day. To view more important moving tips, visit our website.

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Relocating during the busy summer season? Here are 6 important areas of focus as you prepare for moving day

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises across the country are locked into the busy moving season, and schedules are filling up quickly!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK crews are ready to move customers forward and ensure their moves go as smoothly as possible during this busy time. According to, summer is the busiest time of year to move, and 80% of all moves in the United States occur between April and September.

Below you’ll find useful information about packing, building a checklist, what items TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can and can’t move as well as ways to ease the stress when moving with pets and kids.

Getting a head start on proper packing

Packing can be a dreadful task, but unavoidable during the moving process. Giving yourself enough time to pack and doing it correctly is extremely important for a successful move. Planning, labeling as much as you can, and organizing boxes by room are a few things to keep in mind when it’s time to start packing your items. Check out this packing guide to learn more on what packing supplies you will need and how to keep your items protected.

Doing your research

Moving is a stressful process, but TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has your back to make sure you’re prepared for your move. We’ve put together several resources to prepare our customers for an efficient, positive experience. Check out these moving tips from our team members.

Knowing what your movers can’t move

As you gear up for your move it’s very important to keep note of items that our movers won’t be able to transport. Our movers aren’t able to move items like gasoline engines or machines, plants or animals, prescription drugs and medication, perishable food, and flammable items. Customers should plan to load and transport these items on their own.

Building a moving checklist

Checklists are a great way to help prepare for a successful move, and the great thing is that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has a guide laid out for you to easily use. If you prefer to have the checklist on your phone, you can use movetrac ,our free online moving resource to set you up for success as you prepare!

Moving with pets and kids

Moving can be a stressful time for everyone in the family, especially on kids and pets. Here are some tips to think about if you’re moving with kids. Take a look at this full list of tips for moving with kids and pets.

Money-saving tips to keep in mind

Moving can be costly, but there are some ways you can save some money on your next move. Here are a few money-saving tips:

  • Disassemble furniture and beds prior to your move team’s arrival to cut down on time
  • Making sure items are properly packed and boxes are in one area
  • A very important tip to remember is when you call to book your move, make sure you’re honest with the customer service representative. All that information will allow the customer service representative to give you the best estimate possible.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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“People Often Ask”: Frequently asked questions in preparation for a home move

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May is National Moving Month and a time of year when our schedules fill up quickly for the busy moving season!

If you’re planning a move (or ever completed a move before!), you know there can be a lot of questions swirling through your head as you navigate through the experience – especially if it’s your first time.

From selling your home and buying a new one to calling a professional moving company, scheduling a move date, packing up your items, figuring out what belongings you no longer need, shutting off utilities at your old home and starting them at your next, and so on – the moving to-do list can be extensive and overwhelming. Thankfully, we’ve done this long enough we can offer advice on some of the most commonly asked questions people have!

How much does it cost to move?

Without a doubt this is the question we see the most related to home moving, and understandably so. The answer is more complicated than just a simple price, as there are many factors that go into the cost of a move and your final bill. Everything from the amount of time the move takes, to how many movers are required, are factors in the final cost. Working out these details with a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK customer service representative will help you build the most accurate quote. For more information on how much it costs to move, click here!

How do I know I can trust the moving company?

Unfortunately, moving scams are an ugly side of the moving industry that bring down the reputation of quality moving services. Using diligent research, asking questions, making sure the company uses full-time employees, and ensuring there is an open line of communication are all things you can do to avoid falling victim to a moving scam operation.

Can TWO MEN AND A TRUCK move me long distance?

If you need to move out of state or move across the country, we can help! We offer two different long-distance moving plans that are sure to meet any customer’s moving needs.

Will the moving company pack my belongings?

If you’d like one of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK teams to pack your items, we’d be happy to do so with our professional packing supplies! Or, you can choose to do it yourself to save money. The choice is yours!

What items can professional moving companies not move?

While we take pride in being able to handle most items during a move, there are a few things we are not permitted to move, like medicines and prescriptions, flammable items, and pets. To learn more about what TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can’t move, click here!

How do I hire professional movers?

There are many ways you can hire professional movers like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, whether it’s via website, text, or calling one of our offices directly! No matter how you choose to reach out to us, we’ll get you started on a free moving quote and help you work your way through the process of getting your move booked!

If you’re thinking about moving this summer and want TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to help, contact us to get started on that free quote today!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

What TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can’t move during the home moving process

With the start of May means one very important thing: it’s officially National Moving Month!

As you might imagine, this is a big deal for us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as we get our moving teams geared up and ready to help customers with their moving needs not only in May, but all summer long. National Moving Month pairs up with the start of our busy moving season and schedules are filling up fast. So, if you’re thinking of using us for your upcoming move, be sure to reach out and get your move booked!

There’s a lot to think about when organizing and preparing for a move – this includes packing, buying a home, scheduling movers, figuring out what will stay and what will go, and much more – but one area that often gets overlooked is what items can’t be moved. This is important to know so you don’t find yourself scrambling when your moving team arrives.

What can’t be moved by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? Let’s review!

Prescription drugs and medicine

This is more of a precaution than anything, but we don’t move any prescription drugs or medicines to avoid an emergency situation where a customer would need them and it’s packed away on our trucks. Always pack these items with you and prepare to transport them on your own.

Anything living (animals or pets)

A good rule of thumb when preparing to move is that if it’s alive, we can’t move it. This is for safety reasons, as it’s not safe for an animal or plant to be in the back of a moving truck.

If you’re looking for tips on moving your pets, click here.

Machine or gas engine items

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK cannot move anything containing gasoline. Tractors, lawn mowers, grills, smokers, or mopeds need to be emptied of their gasoline prior to moving day. We’d highly recommend talking this over with a moving consultant beforehand to ensure everyone is on the same page about an item of this nature being moved.

Flammable items

This isn’t just a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK rule – it’s federal law that antifreeze, ammunition, car batteries, propane, paint, household cleaners, and weed killers are not to be transported in a moving truck.

Sentimental items

We do not move cash, jewelry, insurance papers, birth certificates, or any other sentimental items when completing a move. This prevents anything of this nature from getting misplaced or damaged and saves you the stress of worrying about getting these items to your new home.

For more information on what items your franchise location can and cannot move, contact your local TWO MEN AND TRUCK location and they’ll be happy to assist you with any questions.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook 

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5 tasks you shouldn’t overlook before moving into a rental property

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We’ve been talking quite a bit about the upcoming busy moving season and how customers can get ready to move from one home to the next, but home moving isn’t the only kind of moving taking place during the summer months.

This is also a time when rental property leases expire which can leave renters looking for a new place whether it be another rental or a purchased home.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we specialize in rental property moving and have come up with some helpful tips for those looking to move in or out of a rental. Take a look!

Research the best place for you

This might seem like a no-brainer, but it really is important to do extensive research about the type of rental property you want to move into next. Be sure to look at online reviews of the property from past tenants, drive to the property to see what the surrounding areas look like, and ask the leasing office if you can tour a facility to get a feel for the rental.

You want to be as comfortable as possible before locking yourself into a year-long lease, so doing this early homework can go a long way.

Find out what you’re actually paying for

You never want to just throw money down the drain, so it’s important to know exactly where your money is going when you sign a leasing agreement. With rental leases, you’ll generally find some early fees due at signing like security deposits, a month’s rent in advance, and paying upfront for additional appliances you might have requested. Talk with a member of the leasing office to make sure you’re aware of all the charges involved with the agreement.

Ask as many questions as you can

There’s no such thing as a bad question, especially when locking into a rental agreement. Go over each aspect of the agreement with the leasing office so you have a solid understanding of how the next year will go before you decide to live there.

Purchase renter’s insurance

If you take away anything from reading this blog before moving apartments, make sure it’s this: purchase renter’s insurance. This is critical to anyone choosing to rent, and it will give you a solid backup plan should any accidents or break-ins occur during your time as a tenant.

Gather all details of your move

Many apartments have a certain set of guidelines that people must follow when moving into a complex, from figuring out where to park, special move in hours, and even elevator reservations if you’re relocating to a high rise.

Be sure to find out these details from your landlord or apartment office, and also ask about the following: what utilities you need, when to pick up your keys, what elevator regulations are, and when the first rent check is due.

Utilize a moving checklist to make the process of moving easier

Once move in day arrives and you start moving belongings into your new home, the landlord will provide you with some type of move in checklist to assess the current state of your rental property. Be sure to go around and examine everything to check for any damages or things missing and write them down so you aren’t charged for it at a later date.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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How to hire professional movers for your next home move

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If you’re a first-time home buyer and are moving from one home to the next, you’ve probably found yourself looking around at your belongings and wondering how you’ll get them to your new home safe and sound.

Wondering where to even start with the moving process can be daunting. You must pack up your things and start fresh which can feel a bit overwhelming as you go through it all.

Some people choose to do it all themselves, but others want to let someone else handle it. If you’re one of those people, you’re probably wondering how to hire professional movers.

The good news? It’s easy! While the actual lifting and transporting of items takes some heavy lifting, calling a professional moving team from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK doesn’t. So how do you hire professional movers?

Let us explain!

Use our free moving quote form

If you’re someone who prefers to use a computer to handle your business, then this is the option for you. We have intricate software built into our website to help you begin the free moving quote process and get your move on the right track. You’ll provide us with information of how much you’ll be moving, when you’d like to move, and how far you’re going and we’ll either provide your quote online or over the phone with a team member.

Text us

We want to make communicating with you as easy as possible. This is why we have a specialized text feature for you to get in contact with your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise!

You can begin the process of hiring professional movers by texting with one of our agents and giving the necessary info to help them start your moving quote.

Call your local franchise

Technology is great, but for some of you, doing things the old fashion way by picking up the phone and calling us is the preferred method, and we’re ready for that, too! When you call your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise, you’ll get in touch with one of our experienced customer service representatives who will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the moving process and getting you booked for a move.

These hard-working CSRs are here to help you as your main point of contact so you feel comfortable throughout the entire process!

If you’re ready to move, we’re ready to help! Make sure to book fast as our schedules are filling up for the busy moving season!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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Moving can be costly: Here are 4 useful money saving tips for your next move

Moving is stressful enough, but another thing that can create additional stress is figuring out how much a home move will cost. Don’t fret – below, you will find a few tips on how you can prepare for your next move while also saving a little money!

It’s important to remember that no move is the same and the cost will differ based on the distance of a move, the number of items you have, and how many trucks or movers you need. Typically, if you’re moving locally you are charged by the hour, but if you’re moving long-distance, you’re charged by the miles driven and the weight of the move. 

Now, let’s get into some money-saving tips for your next home move!

Be honest

You’ve probably heard it before: honesty is key. When you call to set up a move, it’s extremely important to be honest about everything you need moved, as this will help with your moving estimate and make it as accurate as possible. Not providing the customer service representative with accurate information on how many boxes you have or mentioning you have big furniture pieces could add on more time and effect your original estimate.

Pack efficiently

Packing can be a lot of work, but when you’re moving, it must be done. If you want to save money, it’s a good idea to have your boxes packed and ready to go before your movers arrive, so when they do get there, they can get right to work and start loading the truck. Packing isn’t always easy, so if you’re looking for help, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams are professionally trained to pack your items and can help you get the job done before your move. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK also offers moving boxes and packing supplies!

Looking for packing tips? If so, click here.

Disassemble all furniture and beds before your moving crew arrives

While you can have your movers disassemble your furniture and beds, doing it yourself before your moving crew arrives can help cut down the time it takes for your move. Breaking down these items ahead of time and having them ready to be loaded will mean your moving team is spending a little less time at your home. It’s important to remember to keep all pieces and small parts together so you can easily find them at your new place. 

Have your items organized

Organization is key especially on moving day. Having your belongings organized in one central location like the living room, garage, or right near the front door makes it easier and quicker for your movers to take the items and load them onto the truck. This is a great way to help cut down on time.

Be prepared

The best thing to do for keeping everything on track is to come up with a gameplan ahead of time. Having a plan will provide your family with what they can expect during the move, and it can also help with any obstacles that may come up during the move. Looking to get a plan in place so you’re organized before and throughout your move? Try using our movetrac app.

As you get ready for your move make sure to check out these helpful moving day tips. If you’re planning a home move and are looking for some help, visit our website to learn how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can help you move forward.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.  

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Utilize a moving checklist to improve your moving experience

If you’ve followed our blog and social channels where we post moving advice and moving tips, you’ve probably seen us talk about the benefits of moving checklists.

We’ve been doing this moving thing for a long time now, and we’re always trying to educate our customers on the best tips and tricks they can utilize to make moving a little less stressful. A moving checklist is always at the top of the list, and for good reason – it helps you visualize your progress and keep you on track as you build up to moving day so the entire process becomes much more manageable.

Moving checklists are essential to moving, staying organized, and keeping you on schedule. Moving doesn’t just happen in one day; you build up to the move over a few weeks as you sell your home, close on your new home, pack up your items, hire movers, schedule a moving date, and figure out what you need to keep and what you need to get rid of. Trying to complete that all the day before your move would be nearly impossible, and would leave you feeling overwhelmed.

When using a moving checklist, you can create a visual roadmap for your move and check your progress as you go so that you make sure all the responsibilities you need to take care of are getting done. If you’re wondering where you can find a moving checklist, don’t worry – we made one for you! Movetrac is a free moving resource we created – which can be used as a phone app – to help you during the moving process.

If you want an outline of what a normal moving checklist might look like, check out what we’ve put together below!

One month before your move

  • Contact, schedule, and hire a mover as soon as you know you are planning to complete a home move to ensure you get the moving day you want.
  • Begin the cleaning of various areas of your home – closets, attics, garage, etc.
  • Begin changing your local address where necessary in areas like mailing, insurance, school records, and so on.
  • Purchase moving boxes and packing supplies to help get things rolling on your move – local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise locations offer a wide-variety of moving and packing supplies to fit all of your moving needs.

1-2 weeks before moving day

  • Start canceling anything that is tied to what will soon be your past home address – Internet, cable, newspapers, or any labor services you receive around your home.
  • Call all of your local utility companies and be sure they know the exact day to stop charging your old home address for services.
  • Start the packing process and go room by room so you don’t overwhelm yourself. Be sure to properly label and organize boxes so you know where everything is on moving day.

The week of moving day

  • Finish up any last-minute cleaning around your home and ensure everything is set for when you officially move out.
  • Continue working on packing all of your belongings, working to have all belongings packed and ready to go before moving day arrives. For items you no longer need, donate them to a charitable cause or sell them, if possible.
  • Make transportation plans for the day of the move so you know how you’re getting to the new place. If you have kids or pets, develop a plan that fits their needs, too, and figure out where they will be while the move is taking place.

The day before moving day

  • Get in contact with your moving company to double-check that everything is set in stone for the ensuing moving day. If you’re moving with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we will send a pre-move email solidifying all important details of your move.
  • Ensure all breakable items have been removed from dresser drawers and packed away.
  • Take out some cash to hold you over during the moving process. This might come in handy if you need to get some pizza or snacks during the day!
  • Complete any final cleanings of your home and appliances.

Moving day

  • Pack an essentials bag for items you can access immediately when arriving at your new home. This can include anything from chargers to toothbrushes, quick snacks, etc.
  • Make sure there is a clear moving path inside and outside of your home for movers to navigate.
  • Be sure you are at the home when the professional movers arrive so that you are accessible should they have any questions or concerns.
  • Once the movers have loaded everything onto the moving truck, do one final walkthrough of the home and make sure nothing was left behind. Last but not least – go say goodbye to your neighbors!

If you’re looking to complete a home move in 2023 and want some help, give us a call!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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Hiring a professional moving company vs. doing it yourself

If there’s one question we get asked more than others: How much does it cost to move?

Figuring out the cost of a home move can be tricky – you can learn more about it here – and can often be a deciding factor in whether people will hire professional movers or try to complete the move themselves. However, there is a common misconception that it’s “cheaper” to move yourself, and that’s not always the case.

While on the surface it might seem like it will cost less because you aren’t paying someone else to do it, you’ll quickly find out those things you aren’t paying a company to do may end up being things you pay for yourself to do.

Below, we’ve went through and highlighted different costs and factors that go into any move, regardless of who is doing it. This helps to show the differences between the cost of moving companies and renting a moving truck to DIY.

Moving equipment: What will you use?

When evaluating the cost of professional movers, one thing to know is that everything is included with your final bill – the moving truck, the moving equipment, the movers themselves, and so on. You’re paying moving professionals to do their job for you with top of the line moving equipment.

If you opt to complete a home move on your own, the equipment used will now be your responsibility. You’ll need to rent a truck for transporting your belongings, get the proper moving equipment to lift heavier items so your belongings don’t get damaged, pack your things, purchase moving pads and stretch wrap for extra protection, and much more. As you pinpoint everything you’ll need to complete a successful move, you will start to realize the price adds up after a while – and you’ll still have to do the heavy lifting on your own.

Time is money

While the time of completing a move might not show up in terms of actual money spent, it will take a significant chunk of your valuable time to complete the move. You’re the one responsible for loading and unloading the rental truck, buying or renting the moving equipment mentioned above, driving the truck to your new home to unload your belongings (sometimes this requires more than one trip!) and then driving it back to the rental company after everything has been unloaded. This is a lot to handle on your own, especially if you don’t have any experience with it, and may end up taking more time that you anticipated.

When you hire professional movers, you’re trusting your money with a team who doesthis every day at a high level. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, all of our moving teams are professionally trained to complete moves efficiently while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction and keeping your items safe.

Protection of your items

Speaking of keeping your items safe: if you don’t have professional moving experience already, this can be extremely difficult! Moving is not easy, and it’s difficult enough to keep your items safe while moving them in and out of a home without also having to worry about keeping yourself safe from injury.

There is a potential for damage when moving homes, and this is why people trust the services of a professional moving company instead of doing it themselves. An incident on a move trying to save some money could end up costing you big time.

Who is helping?

As a professional moving company, we have help – and plenty of it. But if you’re doing it on your own, you’ll need to recruit others to help you. This means the awkward texts to friends or family seeing if they’re available on Saturday and telling them you’ll pay in beverages and pizza. This adds costs, and it’s a drag to do.

Why hire professional movers?

Simply put, there is way less risk involved when you leave a home move in the hands of professionals. The saying “you pay for what you get” has never been more applicable than it has in the world of home moving, and you really do get way you pay for.

With TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you get:

-Free moving estimates, in-home, over the phone, or online

-Packing services and supplies available at ad added cost

-An in-home walk through with our professional moving teams, followed by a walk-through of your new home so we know exactly how to plan for your move

If you have an upcoming move, consider hiring TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to get the job done and let us show you why we’ve earned the nickname, “Movers Who Care®”!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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These 5 overlooked moving essentials are key to a successful move

Moving can be a bit of a jumbled process as you prepare to buy and/or sell new home, pack up your belongings, and hire professional movers to get you from one place to the next.

With all this happening in such a short period of time, it’s easy for some things to get lost in the shuffle as you plan your move. We preach planning and organization as the biggest components of a successful, stress-free moving day because it eliminates the likely hood of having to scramble with last-minute decisions or packing.

Organizational tips like packing and planning ahead will go a long way in keeping yourself on track, but there are a few things you can focus on to take the stress out of moving day – we like to call these overlooked moving essentials.

These are the “essentials” you’ll want to have leading up to the move and on moving day that will make things much easier so you can experience a positive, efficient move!

Moving Checklists

In terms of organization and planning, perhaps nothing is more valuable than a moving checklist. This will help create a roadmap of your moving process from the time you decide to move all the way through moving day, helping you visualize where you are and what you need to work on. Moving checklists provide a detailed outline on how things will go so you can know what to expect all the way up to the moment movers arrive at your door.

If you’re asking yourself how to make a moving checklist, don’t worry – we did it for you.

Cleaning Supplies

If you’ve ever moved before, you probably know how valuable it is to having cleaning supplies on moving day. Whether it’s antibacterial wipes, cleaning sprays, laundry soap, or another cleaning supply – you’ll want to have a box handy so you can start cleaning your new home as soon as possible.

Chargers and Batteries

Everything seems to be centered around our technological devices these days, so it makes sense to have all the chargers and batteries you might need for things like phones, laptops, cameras, etc., ensuring they are in working order throughout the entire move day.

Plastic Bags

Simple, right? Plastic bags are a cheap, easy, and versatile tool to have on moving day and they make it easy to carry around loose items which didn’t get packed away. You may also want a few to use as trash bags as miscellaneous trash and debris get left behind during the move. Keep a stash handy and be ready if needed.

Tool Kit

The chances of you moving into a new home and not needing to assemble something or make a few quick fixes are very slim, which is where a tool kit comes in handy. Make sure you have one ready (or at least know someone who does and can help) so you can tend to anything that needs to be done when you arrive at the new house.

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