Pre-Moving Checklist: Top Items Most People Forget About

Are you getting ready for a residential move? No matter how organized you think you’ll be when it comes time to get things done, there are some things that most people tend to forget. When you’re making your pre-moving checklist, be sure to add these top items.

Pack an Essentials Box

As you pack your house up, you lose access to some of the things you use daily. Most you can live without for a few days or a few weeks, but there are some you need to be able to put your hands on. Put those in an essentials box that you pack last, unpack first, and even take in the car with you when you head to your new home. It should include things such as charging cords, medications, important documents and records, basic tools, toilet paper, some paper plates and plastic utensils, and even some toiletries.

Label, Label, Label

It’s easy to think you’ll remember what’s in a box with a few simple words on it, but detailed labeling will save you time when you get to your new home. Take the time to write what’s in each box on the box as you pack it.

Pet Food and Supplies

Don’t pack all of the dog food! You’ll need some the day of your move and for several days after until you’ve had time to unpack it. Put enough in a bag to last about a week, just to be on the safe side. Make sure you also pack any pet medications you might need.

If you still feel like you don’t know just what to put on your pre-moving checklist, don’t worry. Contact the team at Nilson Van and Storage to schedule your move and for all of the moving resources you need.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.