Moving is an important event in everyone’s life. It is a unique experience that will change everything around you and it will take you to a new start. There are many things to know and learn about relocation, especially if this is going to be your first move ever. Organization up to the last detail is crucial, and should be taken seriously to promote an easy and clear understanding on moving day. We have compiled the Top 7 Essentials for Moving Day to keep you organized, stress-free, and help any moving day run smooth.
The first essential to always keep on hand is documentation. It would be best to collect it all in one file. This file should include employment, rent, bank, credit, contracts, dentist, doctor, and vet records. Prepare all the moving documentation as well, such as an inventory sheet and payment documents. You also will need to think about how you are traveling to your new home. In case you won’t go by your own car, put together all the traveling documents like bus and airplane tickets, and hotel and restaurant reservations.
Next, you will want to focus on packing supplies. If you are in need of residential moving services, and looking for packing supplies, Woody and Sons can help and supply their customers with any of these essentials. The relocation essentials that you should have or that can be supplied are: extra tape, boxes, bags, packing paper, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. Depending on what type of packing materials you will choose to use will alter the some of the supplies you will need. In almost every move, people tend to underestimate the quantity of things they have. This results in a shortage of boxes and bags. Since all of your things are in drawers, cupboards, shelves, and other places, it is often difficult to estimate precisely exactly how much and what sort of packing supplies would be good for you exactly on moving day. Woody and Sons offers a variety of moving services such as long distance moving that can help you with any of these questions and concerns.
The next essential, and one of the most important ones, is medication. Consider what medicines you currently use and what you may need on moving day like painkillers, something to soothe soar throat and any sign of cold, if necessary, or to relieve allergic reactions if you are prone to them. Prepare a medical kit with everything you or the members of your family may need on moving day. Make sure you do not pack medicines that are expired. Consider toothbrush and toothpaste, hair brush, razor and shaving cream, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, antiperspirant, toilet paper, wet wipes, towels and cosmetics that you use. Depending on your location and day of the move you may also need a repellent. It would be good to get an extra set of clothes for each member of your family while on the road. Some moves may be short and not needing all of this preparation, but others are longer and may require backup supplies, regardless Woody and Sons specializes in residential moving services to help your move run smoothly.
Then you will also want to consider your children and pets during the move. Kids will need to have their favorite toys, also snacks and drinks. You could consider taking for them games to play while on the road. Pets will need to have their bowls for food and water. Another option that you have is to leave them temporarily at a pet hotel for a day or two until you relocate and then take them back. Moving with pets is fun but you also need to think about their needs as well. The process of relocation itself may be stressful for them, especially if you are going long distance to a different state. After moving out of your old home with pets, or prior to moving into your new home, it is a good idea to have both professionally cleaned. A great company who provides move-out and move-in cleaning is Just Clean My Mess. You can receive a FREE cleaning quote.
The last thing on this list to think about is food and beverages during the move. Especially if you are relocating out of state with your car, it is certain that you will need to refresh yourself with a drink. Preparing sandwiches, getting some snacks, water and other drinks would be a good idea, plus plastic cups, plates and cutlery. Have some goodies to go on the road while you are moving.
It is not easy to decide what to pack for moving and what are really all the essentials that you may need for your moving day. Most relocations are unique and one of a kind but this list will make things easier for you. You can ask for help from your friends and family, or labor only services from Woody and Sons. Start your moving organization as soon as you know that you will be moving, and you will see that your relocation will go much smoother and easier.