What to Bring When You Move: A Complete Guide

So you’re getting ready to move to your new apartment, but you’re not sure if you have everything ready? Well, you’re definitely not the only one. With all the chaos on moving day, it can be easy to forget something important, but don’t worry – this guide is here to help!

In this article, you’ll learn all the most important things to remember to make your big moving day run as smoothly as possible!

First-night essentials

Especially if you’re moving out of state, the first day of the move will be a long one, and you’ll want to get some good rest. Most of your stuff is going to be packed up in boxes and hard to access, so make sure you bring your first night essentials in an accessible location. You’ll want clean clothes, any toiletries and important medication, and bedding to make your first few nights as comfortable as possible. And make sure you don’t forget your phone charger and the keys to your new home!

Cleaning supplies

When moving into a new place, the first thing you typically want to set up is all your big furniture. Since couches, beds and dressers can be heavy and awkward to move, you’ll probably only want to do this once, so make sure you have cleaning supplies readily available to clean any spots that will be too hard to reach once your furniture is in place. You’ll want a vacuum, a broom, a dustpan, rags or paper towels, an all-purpose cleaning spray, and any specific cleaning sprays such as oven cleaners or glass cleaners.

Moving equipment

One thing that might seem obvious to bring when moving is equipment. However, you’d be surprised at how often people can forget these things. If you have lots of heavy furniture or appliances and are planning on moving them without hiring a company to help, you’ll want to bring a few dollies or a hand truck. These will help you leverage your strength to move heavier things. It’s also good to have a few extra boxes and some packing tape on hand just in case any of your boxes break open during the drive.

Important tools

Finally, you’ll need to make sure you bring any tools needed to reassemble your furniture in your new home. A few basic screwdrivers and a set of hex wrenches will cover most of your furniture assembly needs. A simple toolbox or kit should have everything you need. If you’ve taken apart multiple pieces of furniture in your move, make sure you keep the hardware in separate, individually labeled plastic bags. It can seriously throw a wrench in your moving plans to get to your new place and find you’re missing important pieces.

So there you have it! When you’re planning your move, just make a list of these items and anything else you need to remember to bring, and your transition into your new home is sure to be a great one.

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