There is a lot to stay on top of during a move. Which means, it’s pretty easy for some things to fall through the cracks.
Follow along on this checklist to make sure you are fully prepared and aren’t forgetting anything important. The better organized you are, the smoother the transition will be. You’ll be settled into your new home before you know it.
1) Durable Trash Bags
Chances are, you are going to want to throw out a lot of stuff during your move. Double check to make sure you have enough trash bags.
2) Packing Tape
Whatever amount of tape you think you are going to need, buy a little extra. You can never have enough during a move!
3) Extra Padding
Newspaper, plastic grocery bags, or bubble wrap are a great way to protect fragile items during a move.
4) Be prepared to Label
Be equipped with permanent markers so you can clearly label each box.
Leave your dishsoap/dishwashing detergent handy so you can wash any dishes that get dusty during the move.
6) Protect your Floors
Plastic or paper will help protect your floors from dirt and damage during the move.
7) Furniture Polish
Pack polish in an easily accessible spot so you can quickly wipe down dusty furniture when it arrives to your new home.
8) Bathroom Supplies
Make sure you have enough bathroom supplies for your first few nights in your new home.
9) Dining Supplies
Plastic utentils and paper plates are perfect for the first meal in your new home!
10) Don’t forget about your pets!
Make sure you have enough supplies easily accessible for your pet’s first few days at home.
11) Keep the water in:
You don’t want to be caught without a shower curtain. Pack a shower liner for easy access as soon as you get home!
12) Let there Be Light
If your home doesn’t have installed lighting make sure to bring a few lamps with you for the first night. Play it safe by bringing a few lightbulbs as well in case any installed lighting needs new bulbs.
Whatever items you would normally use every day (like make-up, toothpaste), make sure to pack it in an easily accessible place.
First it’s time to get organized, then you can enjoy your brand new home!
Want to Learn More About Zippy Shell?
Zippy Shell makes Moving & Storage Simple. You can learn more about what we do by visiting www.zippyshell.com.