Moving Day and First Day Essentials from Your Cleveland Movers
Moving can be one of the most stressful and disorganized events in your life. From the time you decide to move to when the last box is delivered to your home, you have a lot to consider and prepare for. Your Cleveland movers are here to help. We’ve gathered some moving day essentials from our moving experts to make sure your day goes as smooth as possible.
You will probably start packing at least a few weeks before your move. However, there will be things you will need to pack at the last minute. Be sure to have a couple boxes on hand on move day for those things because you don’t want to have to rush to get more boxes. Your move coordinator can help you determine the number of boxes you need for your move. At Leaders, we base this on a standard weight for the items you will move. Generally we say 10 boxes per 1000 lbs.
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First Aid Kit
It’s always a good idea to have Band-Aids on hand for yourself or your family. On move day, you may get a paper cut or have some other medical need, so it is a good idea to keep a first aid kit out of a packed box and easily accessible. Keep it with you, and hopefully you won’t have to use it.
Small Tool Kit With Scissors
You’d be surprised how much you can do with the basics like a hammer, screwdriver and pliers. A few small tools will go a long way with some of that reassembly you’ll have to do on move day. And don’t forget about scissors to open all those boxes on your way to your new home or packaged supplies you may have bought.
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Utensils, Napkins, and Paper Towels
Although, you may end of getting take-out food on your first day at your new home, it doesn’t hurt to have some extra utensils on hand. You may not feel like unpacking right away, so have some extra plastic forks and knives to use during your first couple days. Extra napkins and paper towels should also be kept on hand for any spills or sticky fingers.
Toilet Paper and Toiletries
You and your family, as well as the movers, will probably need to use the restroom at some point, so have some toilet paper handy to put in your new house. Also, be sure to have soap and other personal hygiene items unpacked first, so your first night at your new home is the most comfortable. These should be marked in an essentials box to make your moving day easier.
Moving can get messy and you might have last minute junk you want to throw out before your leave. Keep some garbage bags on hand for move day to get rid of any trash you might accumulate before and after the move, such as tape or snack wrappers.
Mobile Device Chargers
Could you live without your phone for the first move day? If not, don’t pack your charger at the bottom of a box to be lost in all of your belongings. Keep your phone, tablet, or laptop chargers accessible, so you will always be able to communicate with others during your move.
It is especially important to have medication on hand for anyone who has a medical condition. It’s also helpful to have aspirin for head or muscle aches or allergy medication for those high pollen count days. Also don’t forget contact lens solution if you wear contacts. (Queue ugly glasses commercial)
Have some CDs, a radio, or speakers on hand to listen to some music. It will help the unpacking process go faster. Also, if you are moving long distance with your family, be sure to have something to keep your kids entertained, whether it is movies or some old-fashioned coloring books. You probably want to have some entertainment options for yourself too for the first few days in case the cable or internet service is not hooked up yet. Whether it is DVDs, digital movies, or a classic book, have something on hand to enjoy.
Snacks & Beverages
Moving is bound to make you hungry, so don’t pack away all your granola bars and fruit snacks in a box before you move. Have these available in your car and take them in first thing when you get to your new home. Also, it is helpful to have a cooler for water and drinks. You don’t want to get dehydrated or overheated.
Hire an Experienced Cleveland Moving Company
If you’re looking for a mover, even if it’s at the last minute, we can help. Our experienced move coordinators can help you with tips and tricks to prepare for your move. We offer moving and packing services and even temperature-controlled storage if you need it. Our expert staff is waiting to help you transition to your new home. Give us a call at (440) 497-4393 or fill out our online quote form today!