Tips On Packing A Case Of Basics During A Move

  • 09.10.2018
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Statistics have it that over eleven percent of Canadians relocate per year. One might not have the time or energy to unpack their belongings when they get to the new abode, and so for that first night, there will be a bunch of boxes lying around. Looking for items that you may require in this mess may be quite the task. It is because of this that Amherst Movers advice their clients to pack a separate carton of essential items, this way they will not have to search in all the containers looking for a couple of things. Apart from saving you that stress, this package may also be helpful just in case the moving crew you hired to transport the possessions does not make it to the destination on that initial day. Some of the things one can pack are:

  1. Kitchen Implements

One does not have to try and fit all their dinnerware and kitchen items into this box. What you want to do instead, is put in enough for one meal for the whole family. Depending on the people coming with, you should bring:

  • A couple of glasses
  • Enough forks for everyone
  • A couple of spoons
  • Plates to eat on
  • A few bowls will also come in handy
  • A pot to cook in
  • One skillet
  • A multi-use chopping knife
  • Spatula
  • Serving spoon

On top of the above implements, you will require a couple of other useful necessities for the kitchen:

  • A pair of kitchen scissors
  • Some snacks
  • A few beverages
  • Foodstuffs that can be prepared easily for a quick dinner and breakfast
  • A food bowl for the pet if at all you own one

Some people do not consider their day ready to start without at least a cup of coffee. If you are like them, add in a coffee pot, grounds,and some coffee mugs.

  1. Cleaning supplies

The surfaces and floors of the new place could be a little dirty and dusty, and so, it is important to clean them before unpacking. The dishes you will have used will also need to be washed so add in the following:

  • Clorox wipes for cleaning up counters
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Some sponges specifically the ones that have a scrubbing surface on one side
  • A washcloth
  • A dustpan and a handheld broom
  • An all-purpose cleaner
  1. Emergency provisions

Just in case of any disaster, it is vital to have an emergency set at hand to deal with it. The essentials box should also have:

  • Band-Aids
  • Gauze
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Tweezers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Medical tape
  • Matches
  • A flashlight
  • A toolkit
  1. Everyday medication

If there is any medication that your family members take on a daily basis, add them in as well these could be:

  • Vitamins
  • Allergy medications
  • Asthma meds and inhalers
  • Birth control
  • Prescription drugs
  1. Bathroom provisions

Carrying out a move can be tremendously exhausting, and after everything, you will need to freshen up. See to it that you’ve also got:

  • Toilet paper
  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels
  • Washcloths
  • Toiletries like soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes

Pack shower curtains and rings as well, just in case there is no shower door in the bathroom.

  1. Important documents

Because this box is essentially not being carried by the movers, you can use it to carry important documents like:

  • Titles of the cars
  • Mortgage deed
  • Passports
  • Life insurance policies
  • Birth certificates and social security cards
  • Health records
  • Financial data
  1. Entertainment

The process could get boring, so before the whole shebang can be in order, you will need some entertainment. Think about carrying:

  • Some books for everyone to read
  • Electronics like iPads and eReaders
  • Chargers

We recommend you to read “Recommendations for Managing a Long Haul” and “Ways to Make your Long Haul Unchallenging”.

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