Moving days can start early and can be very hectic. Now that we are in the winter months, daylight is limited and the weather conditions can be unpredictable. Throw in some crazy Georgia traffic and it’s a veritable moving can of worms!
With so many things to keep in mind, it can be easy to forget some essential items. And nothing can be more frustrating that going into your first night at your new house without the items we so often take for granted.
This is why Peachtree Movers recommends putting together an “Essentials Box” a few days prior to moving. This way you are prepared in advance and don’t have to worry about getting things together at the last minute.
Just remember to pack it in your car prior to leaving for your new place!
Items to include:
It’s always helpful to have a few rolls of toilet paper, dish soap, and a dish towel on hand. It will save you the hassle of needing to make a run to the drug store during the day. Sounds silly but be sure to grab the toothpaste and tooth brushes. These types of items can be a great way to feel settled on your first night.
Beverages and snacks
Pack healthy snacks, as well as bottled water and instant coffee. A few packed sandwiches will make for a healthy and substantial lunch. Also don’t forget to include plates and cutlery if you’re planning on eating anything substantial.
A flashlight and a portable tool kit can go a long way in making your move an easy one. Some candles and a box of matches will also be helpful in the case of a power outage or if the electrical is not yet set up. A box cutter will help you open your sealed boxes, which there will be plenty!
Pack a change of clothes for all family members. Especially if the weather is cold and rainy, you will want to have something warm and dry to put on as you settle into your new place. Bring a set of pajamas, after a long day of moving you will want to be comfortable!
Put passports, birth certificates, and other sensitive information and records in a plastic bag and keep them on hand. Knowing where they are during the move provides strong peace of mind. Also this way, if you need to access any of this information on the day of the move it is easily accessible.
We wish you the best of luck in your move, and remember to call Peachtree Movers in Atlanta, Georgia at 404-355-8877 - we have been moving Atlanta for over 40 years!