Tried and True Moving Essentials Checklist

Written By Alla Levin
May 09, 2022

Tried and True Moving Essentials Checklist

Did you know that in the past five years over 40 million Americans moved each year? Moving is stressful and overwhelming. Anything can happen during a move.

The dishes can break, boxes can get lost and important documents can get misplaced. This is why it’s crucial for you to have a carefully-devised moving essentials checklist. A checklist serves as your go-to sheet for items you pack, what gets packed by the movers, and items that need to be done during the move.

Keep on reading to learn more about how to make moving easier on yourself with a checklist.

Get Rid of Items You Don’t Use

One of the first tips might seem obvious but a lot of people don’t get rid of nearly enough items when they move. The more you get rid of the easier your move will be. When you go through the furniture you are going to keep, get rid of any furniture that you don’t use anymore.

Or, when you go through your closet, get rid of any clothing that you have been holding on to for years that you think you might wear someday. The key is to get rid of items that you haven’t used and will more than likely not use in the future.

Small Boxes for Heavy ItemsSmall Boxes for Heavy Items

Our next tip is to use smaller boxes to pack your heavy items. The reason is that if you pack a ton of heavy items into large boxes, it will make moving those large boxes more difficult. You also run the risk of breaking a box if it is too heavy.

Label Your Boxes

Take the time to label each box with the room it belongs in. This will make life so much easier whether you move your own boxes out of the moving truck or you hire a moving service such as easy auto transport to help you during your move.

Overnight Bag

Moving can be exhausting and hectic which is why you want to take the time to pack an overnight bag. This will make your life easier when you are getting ready for bed the first night of moving and all of your personal items are still inboxes. Pack a change of clothes, pajamas, slippers, and toiletries that you will need for that night and the next morning.

Don’t Buy More Groceries

As your moving date gets closer you don’t need to continue buying food if you want less to move on moving day. Especially if you have a long-distance move because more than likely, you will end up wasting perfectly good food. A good rule of thumb is to stop buying groceries around a week before your moving date.

Feeling Prepared With This Moving Essentials Checklist?

We hope that now that you have this moving essentials checklist, you are feeling more prepared to get everything ready for your big move. Having a checklist for moving will make all the difference in making your move less stressful.

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