Essential Items to Move Yourself

Keep your Moving Day as Stress Free as Possible by Moving 8 Essential Items Yourself

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming event.  As a matter of fact, research has shown that moving ranks in the top 5 of life’s stressful events. If you are preparing for a move, there are many things that need to be done to ensure a successful moving experience.  With all the packing, last minute details and general madness that accompanies a relocation, the last thing you want is for essential items to get accidently packed and driven away in a moving truck. Unless you plan on unpacking your entire household on moving day, you want to ensure essential items, such as phone chargers, toothbrushes, and toilet paper are not tucked away in one of many boxes. Whether you are packing for a move yourself or hiring professional packers to pack for you there are a number essential items you will want to have immediate access to when you reach your new home.  To help, we have made a list of the top 8 items to keep with you and move yourself.

What are the Top 8 Essential Items to Move Yourself?

Clean Linens – Make sure you have clean bed linens and pillows

An Overnight Bag – Before your moving day, make sure you have packed a survival kit of essential items. Pack an overnight bag that contains the items you use every day: change of clothing, sleep wear, shampoo/conditioner, saline solution, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.

Pet Supplies – Do not forget about your furry friends.  Moving is stressful for pets. Ensure you have their food, treats, favorite toys and water bowls.

A Way to Take a Shower – After a long day of moving, you will most likely want to take a shower.  Shower curtains and towels are items that are often forgotten and packed away.

Toilet Paper – This is a must!

Valuables and Important Papers – Keep your valuables and important papers packed separately and away from the moving hullabaloo. Some of the items you may want to move yourself include jewelry, passports, financial documents, medical documents, and birth certificates.

Unboxing & Cleaning Supplies – Once you arrive at your new home, you will want to start unpacking and cleaning up.  Some common tools to include in your kit include box cutters, scissors, garbage bags, paper towels, cleaning wipes, vacuum cleaner, dishwasher detergent, rags, and any other cleaning supply you frequently use.

Chargers – Phone, laptop and iPad batteries drain quickly.  Don’t forget to pack chargers and move them yourself.

Don’t Forget About Miscellaneous Items – From water to cash, some additional items you may want to have at your immediate disposal include:

  • Batteries
  • Cash
  • Dishware & Flatware – Plastic or Disposable
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Medications
  • Paper
  • Snacks
  • Toolkit
  • Water
  • Writing Utensils

If you Move Essential Items Yourself, you will Save Time, Frustration and Your Sanity!

Moving is a stressful process, there is no reason to add to it! You don’t want to have to go searching for items that are packed away or purchase items you already own but cannot find. By moving essential items, yourself, you should have everything you need while you are unpacking.  If you are planning a move, contact us for a free estimate.  Locally owned and operated since 1982, we have successfully moved thousands of families.  Our team has extensive training in executing safe and effective moves treating your belongings with the care and attention they deserve. Our residential customers rely on the skill and expertise of Frank and Sons to pack, transport, and store even the most priceless antiques, artwork, and fragile pieces. As an agent of Wheaton World Wide Moving, we have the resources to take you anywhere. Our services include: