One Quick Tip That Makes Your Household Move 10 Times Easier
Moving your household goods from one location to another can be a hassle. Even if you’re moving everything in your uncle’s pickup truck and your minivan a few miles down the road, it’s a pain. And if you’re moving out of state or across the country, your stresses are exacerbated tremendously. There’s a lot of things you can do to make your household move easier; we’ve covered a few already in this blog series, and we’ll continue to explore different ways you can make things easier for yourself come moving day, but here’s one that everyone should do that almost no one does, and that’s pack a move-in box that contains all your essential items. This box will be the first thing you open on moving day, oftentimes before your moving van even arrives with your stuff.
Seriously, think about it. If you’ve ever moved before and haven’t packed a move-in box, you’ve likely been stuck either having to go to the nearest store to get supplies or just stuck without anything til your stuff shows up. That sucks. A move-in box should contain all your essential things that you’ll need immediately upon moving into your new home. Maybe a few changes of clothes (particularly for longer cross-country moves), as well as basic toiletries like soap, shampoo, deodorant and toilet paper, to name a few. Toothbrushes and combs are always good to put in there. For more extended trips, maybe make a second box with basic electronics, particularly battery chargers and the like. In today’s world, being without a TV is manageable so long as you have your phone or tablet (and a decent internet connection or data plan), so make sure to have the accessories for all your accessories ready to unpack immediately.
Everyone’s move-in box is different, but they all contain a few basic essentials, namely toiletries. That’s pretty much a given for something like this – you figure you show up to your home after the last leg of a three-day drive, and you can bet someone is going to need to use the restroom. It comes with the territory. So instead of doing the “potty dance,” as my kids call it, until someone shows up with a roll of toilet paper, have that ready to go when you get out of the car. It’ll make everyone’s lives that much easier. If you need some household moving quotes, you can visit this page and fill out our free online moving quote form to get quotes from reputable and reliable moving companies, and you can read other blog entries in our household moving tips series here.