Whether you’re moving across town or the country, your overnight bag will contain everything you need to get through the first few days in your new home, when everything you own is in storage.
Here are the seven most essential items to pack to ensure the smoothest moving and settling in experience possible.
Make sure you have toilet paper, your toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, a washcloth and towel, razors, and anything else you may need to feel fresh during your move. Prescription medication is also a must-pack item.
Set aside a few comfortable outfits suitable to wear during travel, packing, errands, and all the other tasks that come with moving. You’ll also need something to sleep in at night. Don’t forget to bring changes of underwear and socks!
Make sure you have the cords and plugs for all your devices, including smartphones as well as laptops and tablets. Extras are a good idea if you have several family members each with their electronics.
Even if you don’t think you’ll need your computer during the move, it’s a good idea to pack it securely in a padded laptop sleeve and carrying it with you to ensure it doesn’t get lost or broken.
Chances are, you’ll need to write something down during your move, whether it’s the contact information for your helpful new neighbor or the confirmation number for your furniture delivery. Make it easy on yourself by having a pen and paper within your reach.
After a long day of unloading and unpacking, you’ll want nothing more than to sleep in your bed. Pack a separate bag with sheets, pillows, and blankets so you can make the beds when you arrive at your new home.
You’ll probably get hungry while you’re moving, and you won’t want to stop to pick up food–at least not until you’ve got a decent amount of work done. Pack snack foods that travel well, such as apples, granola, trail mix, and pretzels. Don’t forget bottled water!
Having an overnight bag can prove to be lifesaving as many people often make plans to unpack everything the same day they move in, but that rarely actually happens. Q’s Moving Corp. can handle every aspect of your moving day to ensure that you’re able to enjoy your new space.
Our team of professional movers is equipped with the proper tools and knowledge to effectively pack, unpack, wrap, assemble and disassemble all types of furniture. Through many years of serving the New York City Metro area, our experienced movers are driven to making sure your possessions arrive to your new home unharmed. Contact us today at 877-360-6852 for a free quote.
Q’s Moving Corp is a family-owned business located in the heart of Whitestone, Queens. We’ve spent years helping individuals and families relocate. As a family run business, we make sure to care for our customers just as we’d care for our own family.