So, you are finally moving to your dream home and the excitement level is top notch. There will be some stress too, but if you have planned your move expertly, you are all set to conquer this one of the most complicated projects of your life.
Expert movers state that having a moving checklist is very important. The moving companies associated with a renowned moving platform, iMoving further add that following a diligently made moving checklist can make a move very simple and eliminate any chances of complications however, these experts also add that besides planning for the entire moving, being prepared for the moving day in particular is also very important.
So, how do you prepare for the moving day? The professionals answer that having a bag of essentials is the one key requirement that you need to be attentive for. Yes, this handy kit has all the supplies that you will need on your moving day so that you do not have to frantically search for any essential item you need before you unpack your belongings at the new place.
While the need of your family may be unique, there are a few essential items that you must always keep handy while moving. Here is the entire list:
A set of clean bedding and pillows
Trust us, you will be completely drenched when you reach the new place, no matter near or far. The last thing you want to do is spend another hour finding the clean sheets or preparing the bed. It is recommended that you keep a set of fresh bedding and pillows close by. If your existing mattresses are clean, pack them separately and request the loaders to load it on the truck at last so that you can easily pull it out, make your bed and crash out.
If you have access to your new place before the moving day, consider yourself lucky you can clean the space in order to prepare it for the day you arrive with the entire bandwagon. However, if you do not have the access, you will have to indulge in some serious cleaning before you unload the belongings. Once you have had a little rest, make sure you start working on the cleaning necessities. This is why you must have cleaning supplies handy with you.
The cleaning supplies you must have with you include
- Dish soap
- Hand soap for each sink
- Paper towels
- An all-purpose cleaner
- A broom and a dustpan
- Dust clothes or rags
A flashlight is an important gadget you must have the day you arrive at your new home. While you must have definitely availed the utility connection, there are times you will need the flashlight to explore the house and its dark corners.
If you have packed your phone and laptop charger in a common box, you still have time to unpack them and carry it in the bag of essentials. You will not have enough time to unpack the box and fetch the charger. Moreover, the phone battery can die anytime and having the charger handy will help you get it quickly recharged.
Some food and water
You will be hungry and thirsty after all the work you do. It is advised that you pack some snacks and water with you. If you are not willing to do the extra work, make sure you have the contact number of some of the nearest food joints and eateries from where you can order a food delivery.
An overnight bag
Unpacking every single box in one day is not an achievable goal. You will however need to change your clothes, feel comfortable before you hit your bed and call it a day. To ensure you have the basic supplies for the night as well as for the very next morning after your move, pack a bag of essentials for the night.
This bag must include
- A pair of pajamas
- Clothes for the next day
- Daily medications
- A toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shower essentials (soap, shampoo, conditioner)
No you will not have to work on any repairs neither we expect you to start hanging your art pieces on the walls right away. But, having a tool kit is essential to ensure you are prepared to assemble the furniture you dismantled earlier for a safe transport or any minor fixing job that you need to perform.
Making a bag medication is also one of the most important essentials you must have with you. Make sure you have some pain killers, an anti-allergy medicine, some insect spray and any other medicine that you or your family members consume on a daily basis.
When you pack a bag of essentials, you do not have to worry about how you will survive your first day at the new house. So, if you haven’t packed the bag yet, get started now!