If moving day is coming soon, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed. There’s a long list of things to pack and take care of, which means you could easily forget about some simple yet essential things to get you through the move. The trusted staff at Tri-Star Insurance in Chula Vista has a few tips to make sure your big move goes off without a hitch.
Despite the temptation to just throw everything in a box, you’ll want to keep your overnight and toiletry items close at hand. Things such as bedding, extra clothing, toilet paper, towels, and bathing products are a good place to start. If your new home has an open shower, make sure you have a curtain and hooks as well.
2. First-Aid Kit
Moving often comes with bumps, bruises, and sore muscles. It’s always a good idea to have a first-aid kit with pain relievers and Band-Aids to help you recover quickly and keep the day moving forward. Consider adding an instant cold pack to your kit just to cover all your bases. Don’t forget allergy pills and/or nose spray if you’re moving during allergy season.
3. Kitchen Essentials
By the end of the day, you may find yourself searching for kitchen necessities. Make sure you have paper plates, cups, utensils, and napkins for at least the first night. If you’re not sure about the drinkability of the tap water in your new home, it doesn’t hurt to have a filtered pitcher as well.
4. Extra Packing Supplies
Even if you’re the most efficient mover, you can’t foresee when a box will break open, or you might make the mistake of thinking your dresser is fine to move while still loaded when it actually needs to be unloaded. Extra boxes, tape, and labels help fix those last-minute packing issues.
If you have children, plan for things to entertain them. Even if you send them to Grandma’s for the day, they’ll still need activities to occupy their time once they arrive home and the unpacking begins. If you don’t have kids, you’ll still want to consider things to do to pass the time. It’s unlikely that your cable and internet will be set up right away. Have some books set aside or download some movies on your laptop before the internet is shut down at your old place.
Having food with you can really save the day. Choose items that are easy to carry and don’t require refrigeration or cooking. Juice boxes and refillable water bottles are good drinks to bring. If you’re a coffee drinker, you may want to scope out the local coffee shops beforehand.
For additional tips to make moving day easier, reach out to American Tri-Star, a leading provider of affordable homeowners insurance. Chula Vista residents can also get in touch with us if they need auto, RV, motorcycle, or health insurance. Give us a call today at 619-827-0522 for a free quote.