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Essential Items to Have Before Moving

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

So, you're moving? Whether it's across town or across the country, there are a few things you'll want to have on hand before the movers arrive. Here is a list of essentials for a smooth transition. Happy packing!

Packing supplies

You will need a variety of packing supplies in order to pack your belongings safely and securely. These supplies include boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts.

Before you decide what exactly you need, it's smart to do an audit on your entire inventory. Divide everything into categories like clothes, silverware, furniture, toiletries, etc. This way, you can buy the supplies you need without overshooting it too much or not getting enough.

Furniture pads

One essential item you need for furniture- is furniture pads. They can protect your furniture from scratches, dents, and other damage during your move.

A toolkit

Everyone should be in possession of a toolkit. Not only can it help with unexpected fixes throughout your home, but it will come in handy for assembling and disassembling furniture, hanging pictures, and performing other tasks during a move.

Cleaning supplies

Chances are it's been years since your furniture has moved an inch. Cleaning supplies will be necessary for cleaning your new home before you move in.

A moving company

Unless you're a minimalist living in a small space, you're probably going to need a team to help you with all your belongings. The first and most important thing you need before moving is a reputable moving company.

A good moving company will make your move much easier and less stressful. Be sure to do your research and read reviews before choosing a moving company.

Moving insurance

If you're hiring a moving company, be sure to ask about their insurance coverage in case any of your belongings are damaged or lost during the move. If you're renting a truck, most truck rental companies offer some form of insurance coverage.

A floor plan of your new home

It can be helpful to have a floor plan of your new home so you can start planning where all your furniture and belongings will go. This will make unpacking a breeze, especially if you hired a team to unpack everything for you.

Moving is a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. By taking care of the essentials before you move and having a plan in place, you can make your relocation smoother and less stressful. Keep these tips in mind when you do finally take the plunge and relocate your life.

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