Moving is stressful, so it’s no surprise we get a little forgetful in the midst of things. The key to an easy and successful move is forward planning. Before you even start packing, it’s worth making a list of items people commonly forget when they move to a new house.
How to Keep Track of Your Stuff
Keeping track of where you put everything, be it in bags or boxes, isn’t a very big task and it can take a lot of weight off your shoulders when moving day comes around. While it may seem obvious, it’s very easy to overlook packing something.
Labeling your boxes just with a room, like “study,” Kitchen,” or “bathrooms” makes it much easier when it comes to unpacking. It also makes your move, overall, a lot easier for the moving team. This way, you don’t need to micromanage what’s in every box as it comes through the door.
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Your “Don’t Forget to Pack” List
It’s easy to leave packing until the last minute, but there are plenty of things you can pack up in advance to make your moving day even less stressful.
Items you can start packing now include:
- Picture frames
- Linens and towels you don’t need for a while
- Next season’s clothing
- Kitchen pieces you don’t use often
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The Things You Can Leave Until Last
There are a few items you might want to leave until just before you move, and you’ll probably want these things on hand when you walk into your new home, too. After all, you don’t want to have to dig through heaps of boxes to find your jar of coffee, teabags or even the kettle.
These things, along with spoons, mugs, a toilet roll or two and cleaning products should go into your final box so you can find them effortlessly when you move into your new house. What’s more, you don’t want the brush and dustpan in a sealed box on the moving track only to discover a mess where the fridge was in your old house, so leave that out, also!
A Few Things to Check Before You Leave
One of the most important parts of moving day are your final checks. Sometimes it’s a good idea to get everyone involved, since a fresh set of eyes can he handy. Be sure to carefully check medicine cabinets, drawers, lofts and garages for documents, medication and those jars of coins you may have hidden years ago.
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Coat hangers, chargers, toothbrushes and those top of cupboard items are all very easy to overlook in the stress of a big move, so one final round could save you from having to buy new things.
Finally, don’t forget to check your freezer, fridge and even the dishwasher before you go. You don’t want to leave anything to rot or mold for the new people!
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