There is no denying that the whole process of moving home is incredibly exciting, but at the same time, very stressful and you will have lots of different things to plan and organise before moving day comes around. Then, after months of build-up, when you finally get your keys, the chaos really starts and you will be tasked with getting everything from one house to another, often in the space of a few hours.
Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do to make moving day slightly easier, such as hiring a house moving company, and one thing that anyone with moving experience would recommend is putting together a box of ‘essential items’. Having certain things to hand will prevent you from needing to frantically search through boxes when leaving your old house and unpacking at your new home. When you’re putting together a box of essential items, make sure you include the following;
Basic cleaning supplies
One of the first things that many people do when they get to a new property is give it a quick clean. Not all previous homeowners will have the same high standard of cleanliness as you and you will want to ensure that things like the kitchen cupboards are clean before you start unpacking. So, having some basic cleaning supplies on-hand will be really helpful.
It can be easy to overlook things like your phone charger as it’ll be the least of your worries on moving day, but it is likely that you will need to charge your phone before you’ve unpacked all of your boxes. Think about anything that might run out of charge and make sure you put the chargers, or even some spare batteries, in your essentials box for moving day.
Kettle and tea/coffee
Lots of people will agree that this is one of the most important items to have to hand on moving day. You can guarantee that your kettle will get a lot of use whether you’ve got family and friends helping you move or a professional removal team. As well as keeping your kettle to one side, you will probably want to have some tea, coffee, sugar and milk as well.
Toilet roll and toiletries
This is something else that is often overlooked and it goes without saying that having a couple of toilet rolls in your essential items box is important, it can save you a trip to the supermarket on this busy day. Along with toilet rolls, you should also put any toiletries you’re going to need on the first night in the box too, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes.
Scissors, paper and pen
You can guarantee that a couple of pairs of scissors will come in handy on moving day, especially when you need to get into well-packed boxes and you never know when you might need a paper and pen. Generally speaking, these are the little things that you’ll be glad you have when you start moving things from one house to another.
Bedding and pyjamas
Often, everything will be all over the place on your first night in a new home and whilst your bed might be put together, it is unlikely that you will have unpacked all of your boxes, unless you hire professional house movers. So, your essentials items box should also contain your bed sheets and pyjamas, then you don’t have to worry about finding these before you can go to bed.
Preparing for your house move
It is fair to say that knowing where everything mentioned above is on moving day is incredibly beneficial and you will definitely thank yourself for keeping these items to one side and not packing them into a box. Whilst there is no denying that moving day can be quite stressful, when you know where all of these items are you will have one less thing to worry about and you won’t have to go rummaging through boxes as soon as you get to your new home.
If you’re looking for a local house moving company that can help you on moving day, be sure to visit the Moving Home Made Easy website. We offer a number of moving services, all of which can make moving day much easier. Whether you’re in need of high-quality packing materials and packing services or you simply need some help getting everything from one property to another, you can trust that we are the best removal firm to contact. If you have any questions at all regarding how we can help, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team today.