Moving Kit – The Essentials for Moving

When moving day comes there are a few things you will find that you need and yet all of your possessions are loaded on a truck. Whether you have hired a moving company for your move or rented a truck and are driving it yourself, once your belongings are on the truck they are going to be unavailable until you move into your new home and get everything unpacked.

Whether moving to the other side of the city or to the other side of the country, there are going to be a few things that you want to have available. Durham movers recommend putting together a survival kit, or a moving essentials kit, that will help you make sure you have those items if and when they are needed. Using a container that will fit into the vehicle you have access to will make them available at any time.

Things You Need to Have at Hand

You should have a first aid kit available since the potential for small injuries is high while you pack and unpack your home. It is also a good idea to have a flashlight or at least candles available in the event of being in the dark. If previous tenants have taken all of the light bulbs from the house you will need something that can help you find your way around without stumbling around in the dark.

Personal items such as soap and shampoo can be necessary since once you get the truck unloaded you may want to clean up. Also consider putting a shower curtain in your survival kit so you can shower before you get to the box marked bathroom. When packing up liquid items you may want to use small plastic bottles and only take what you might need in your survival kit instead of using a lot of room with large bottles of personal care items.

You will want to have a large supply of garbage bags on hand for trash, especially when unpacking. Also, trash bags can provide protection in case it rains while you’re unpacking the truck. They can be placed over your boxes to keep them dry as you carry them into the house.

Important documents should not be put in boxes on the moving truck. Instead keep them separate in your vehicle until you get to your new home and can secure them. Insurance information as well as school records, if applicable, will be needed as soon as you move into the new home and you don’t want to have to spend a lot of time sorting through boxes to find them. You will also want a contact list of important phone numbers that include the number of the moving company if you have hired a professional company.

Cleaners, rags and other materials may be needed to clean your new home along with pet food and supplies if you’re moving with your pets. You will also want to make sure your kit contains scissors or a utility knife to help cut tape off your boxes to make it easier to unpack. Pots, pans and small appliances can also be packed in your vehicle in case you need to cook something before the rest of your kitchen is unpacked.

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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very useful and handy reference guide to those moving. Voted up, useful.

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