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Moving Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget on Moving Day

The boxes are loaded. The moving truck is rented. You’ve done your stretches.

It’s moving day!

What’s the last thing you want to experience during this day? The stressful feeling of forgetting something imperative.

The good news is — this is easily avoided. Everything you need to know is right here in this article.

Read on to discover all of the moving essentials that you won’t want to overlook in preparation for your upcoming moving day.


If you quickly throw all of your belongings into boxes while packing, it will become a nightmare to tear open each box and remember every little thing that it contains once you arrive at your destination.

Our recommendation? Labelling packed items using color. Color helps us to remember information by heightening our attention level. Color-coding each box that you pack will help you to easily recall which area of your home or business it should be unpacked in.

In addition to color-coding, save even more time by using a sharpie to write down every item you place in each moving box as you pack.

A Suitcase for Each Family Member

If you’re moving your family into a new home, this is an easy one to forget — but you’ll be sorry if you do.

When you arrive at your lovely new house, you’ll want essential items to use right away. Make sure that each family member has a small suitcase filled with the things that they need.

Things to remember include:

  • fresh clothes
  • toiletries
  • toilet paper
  • medications
  • phone and laptop chargers
  • food/snacks
  • games for the kids

By bringing these personalized bags, you won’t need to rush into unpacking, and you’ll have all the things that you’ll need right away in an easily accessible place.

Booking Accommodations

Unless you plan on completing your move and setting up beds all in one day, you’ll need a place to sleep for the night.

It may seem obvious, but with all the craziness that moving brings, it’s an easy one to forget! Make sure that you book accommodations at a hotel, or arrange with friends or family to stay a night or two at their place while you get settled in.

Cancelling and Starting Utility Services

Don’t leave your family or place of business in the dark.

Make sure that you cancel your old utility services like electricity, water, gas, and wireless internet, and that you start new services to begin on the date that you move in.

Simple Cleaning Supplies

Chances are, even if your new home or place of business has been cleaned before your arrival, it won’t be as spick and span as you’d like.

Avoid unpacking into a dirty destination by bringing some simple cleaning supplies with you to do as much cleaning as is necessary before unpacking.

That’s It for Moving Essentials!

If you keep these simple tips in mind, your moving day will be a breeze. Just remember — it’s all in the preparation.

Want to know more? Check out more great articles like this one to find out more about moving essentials and services.

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