The moving process is stressful and overwhelming regardless of how many times you go through it. There are many moving parts that must be considered and it can be easy to forget a step. Whether you are a new homeowner or an experienced mover, a moving checklist is the best way to go through the process. Consider the following ten items as essentials.
Don’t Forget These Essentials For Your Moving Checklist
When we get overwhelmed, it’s easy to forget the obvious. Keep your keys in a location that is easy to find amongst the moving clutter.
2. Important ID Cards & Records
Keep your driver’s license and records in the same location as your keys, such as a purse or small bag.
3. Basic First Aid & Daily Medications
No matter how careful you are, accidents happen. Make sure a basic first aid kit with bandaids, cotton, and antiseptic pads is easily accessible.
You are going to get dirty during the move. Set aside a few days supply of soap, towels, and toilet paper.
5. Basic Tool Kit
Most furniture today requires some assembly. Keep a hammer and screwdriver handy. A flashlight is also helpful to have in case your power hasn’t been turned on.
6. Batteries & Chargers
Don’t forget to pack a phone charger and batteries. Family and businesses will need some way to contact you.
Having a place to rest after a long day of moving is a must for your moving checklist. Even if you aren’t able to sleep in a bed for the first few nights, you will need clean sheets, blankets, and pillows to make a space on the floor or couch.
8. Cleaning Supplies
If you’re moving into a used home, the previous owners may have cleaned up. However, that’s not always the case and your new home will become dirty quickly from moving in your furniture and boxes of belongings. Paper towels, window cleaner, a multi-surface cleaner will help you keep areas clean and make the settling-in process more enjoyable.
9. Water & Food for People & Pets
Depending on when you get your water turned on, it may be a good idea to have a case of bottled water on hand. Keep a stash of easy food such as cereal and snack bars nearby. Don’t forget about your four-legged family members–they will need food and water as well.
10. Cooking & Eating Utensils
You probably won’t cooking full meals in your kitchen for the first few days, but you should have access to simple staples such as spoons, forks, plates, and bowls.
Moving Checklists Help Your Relocation Go Smoothly
Moving is stressful no matter how many times you have gone through the process. Use a moving checklist to help your relocation go as smoothly as possible. If you haven’t found a place to call home, contact Houston’s building experts, Kendall Homes. We can help you start the building process of your dream home today!