Moving must haves – essentials for moving day

Moving must haves – essentials for moving day

By Skyler Benson | 12/07/2019

Don’t get caught out on moving day – create your moving day kit here.

Whether it is a house or office move, the last thing you want on your moving day is to be digging through things like a mad person trying to find that hammer, or charger, or bedsheet. Our team at Next Level Removals often get asked what the necessary items are to keep handing for both local and interstate moves.

Here are some things to get ready and have on hand for moving day.

  • Tool kit
    There’s always something to be fixed or put together when you’re moving – have some essentials from your tool kit with you to avoid being caught out.

    • Hammer
    • Screwdriver
    • Tape
    • Scissors

     

  • Cleaning supplies
    Whether it is wiping down furniture that has been in storage or a final clean as you vacate your home, you are bound to clean on moving day. At Next Level Removals our must haves include:

    • Gloves
    • Spray and wipe
    • Sponges, rags and paper towel
    • Disinfectant
    • Broom + vacuum
    • Bin liners

     

  • Stuff for your belly
    Make sure you have food and drink on hand. Of course, by this point your fridge is probably turned off or very close to, so pack some things that don’t rely on being kept cool – or better yet, pack an esky!

    • Snacks/sandwiches
    • Water + other drinks as desired

     

  • Medications and first aid
    The last thing you want to be digging for are pain tablets when you’ve got a terrible headache or back pain so keep it close and handy along with any other medication for the family for easy access.

    • Any prescribed medication you or your family require
    • Pain tablets
    • Band-Aids

     

  • Electronics box
    There’ll be phones and laptops that need charging at some point – we guarantee it. Or the vacuum that doesn’t reach that last room. Pack the below bits and bobs in a box together so you know where they are always.

    • Phone, laptop and chargers
    • Extension cords
    • Double adapter

     

  • Document folder
    You don’t want to misplace any paperwork for the move itself or points of identification should you need them – have these stored in a document folder and kept close to your other possessions at the ready.

    • Rental/property documents
    • Identification documents

     

  • Kitchenware
    More than one person and only one bottle of drink? No worries, because you’ve kept some glassware handy for this reason exactly. Having a coffee might be nice throughout the day too and plates for snack time.

    • Plates
    • Cutlery
    • Glassware
    • Kettle
    • Toaster

     

  • Music
    This is simply to keep you going

    • A stereo or speaker to keep the spirit alive!

     

  • Kids entertainment
    If the kids are with you – you don’t want them to be upset because they can’t find things to keep occupied, have these things in the corner at the old and new place ready for them to delve into.

    • Toys
    • Games
    • Movies

     

  • Pet supplies
    Keep the pet supplies at the old place until the very last minute with your pet (for comfort) and then pack them all together and move in the one hit.

    • Food, water + bowls
    • Bedding and blankets
    • Toys
    • Leashes + collars/harnesses and car buckles

     

  • First night bag
    Think of the first night and following day in the new house, what will you need ready so you can fall into an exhausted heap?

    • Bedding (sheets, doona, pillows)
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant facewash, soap etc)
    • PJ’s
    • Change of clothes for the next day

We’re sure there are some more things you can think of that matter personally to you – but this should be a great starting point for you to be organised and prepared for the big day. If you have any queries, contact the team at Next Level Removals as we are here to help through each stage of the moving process. Call us today on 1300 005 400 or click here to arrange a quote.