10 Moving Day Essentials - What to Have on Hand the Day of Your Move

Moving in or out of a home is an exciting, but stressful time. During the days before the move, you will likely spend the time packing belongings and finalizing logistics, which can leave you frazzled. To minimize stress, it is best to prepare a moving-day kit. This kit contains commonly overlooked essential items. Be sure to keep this kit somewhere easily accessible on the big day. 

 

1. Small Tool Kit

A small tool kit is helpful for disassembling and reassembling items. Having it handy will save you the stress and aggravation of digging through boxes in search of a hammer, screwdriver, or other needed tool.

 

2. Basic Cleaning Supplies and Trash Bags

Basic cleaning supplies are vital to ensure you leave your old home nice for the next tenant and make sure that your new home is clean and ready for your family. Easy access to trash bags will allow you to dispose of any waste during the moving process. 

 

3. Bottled Water and Snacks 

Moving is hard work. Be sure to have several bottles of water and some snacks on hand to keep everyone hydrated and energized throughout the moving process. 

 

4. Shower Curtain and Towels

There is nothing better than feeling rejuvenated with a refreshing shower after a long moving day. Make sure to include a shower curtain and a few towels so you are ready to bathe once the move is complete. 

 

5. Overnight Bag and Clean Bedding

Pack your toiletries, essential medications, clean clothing, and bedding so you can quickly unwind after a busy day.

 

6. Safety Kit

Accidents happen and it is best to be prepared. A small first-aid kit will allow you to tend to small injuries or ailments, like a headache, that may occur during your move.

 

7. Toilet Paper

Pick up a pack of toilet paper and place a roll in each bathroom. 

 

8. Electronic Chargers 

Keep your electronic chargers in your moving kit so you can easily recharge your phone or tablet while moving.  

 

9. Paper Plates, Cups, and Plasticware

If you don't feel like unpacking the kitchen right away, paper plates, cups, and plasticware makes eating a meal in your new home much easier. 

 

10. A Corkscrew 

After a busy day of moving, you deserve to toast to your new adventure. Cheers!

 

Whether you're moving across town or across the globe, Arpin can assist with all of your moving needs. Contact an Arpin agent today to see how our skilled movers can handle the heavy lifting on your local or long-distance move.