Tips On Packing Essentials When Moving

  • 18.03.2019
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Statistics have it that over eleven percent of Canadians relocate every year. It is no secret that after the pressure and hard work that goes into planning and executing a move, people rarely have the time nor the energy to unpack on the first night. Because of this, there ends up being a lot of things still in boxes for at least two days. Sometimes one might need to locate or use something on the first night such as toiletries, and instead of having to go through all the cartons trying to find them, it is advisable to have an essentials box. Just in case you have no clue of what to put in it, that should not be an issue as Moncton Movers have a list of some ideas.

  1. Kitchen Supplies

When it comes to deciding which dishes to carry, do not think of having every single piece of china you own in the box. Put in only what your family will use before all the other boxes are unpacked. For example, if there are five family members, you will want to have:

  • Five glasses
  • Five Forks
  • Five spoons
  • Five knives
  • Five plates
  • Five bowls
  • One pot
  • One skillet
  • A multi-purpose cutting knife
  • Spatula
  • Serving spoon

Apart from things to eat from and cook with, one will also require a couple of extra items for the kitchen such a:

  • Kitchen scissors
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Foodstuffs that can be used to fix a quick dinner and breakfast
  • A feeding bowl if you have a pet
  1. Cleaning supplies

When it comes to arranging things in the closets and cabinets, you will want to make sure that they are all clean first. The dishes in the essentials box will also require to be washed so add in the following:

  • Clorox wipes for washing the counters
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Several sponges
  • A wash towel
  • A dustpan and broom
  • All-purpose cleaner
  1. Emergency supplies

Accidents can happen at any time, especially now since there is a lot of heavy lifting and objects moving around, so it is good also to include:

  • Band-Aids
  • Gauze
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Tweezers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Medical tape
  • Matches
  • A flashlight
  • A small tool kit
  1. Daily medicines

If there any medicines that are taken daily by anyone, pack them here as well. These could be such as:

  • Vitamins
  • Allergy medication
  • Asthma medication and inhalers
  • Birth control
  • Prescription medication
  1. Bathroom supplies

It has been a long day, and people will want to freshen up and thus check also that the essentials carton has:

  • Toilet paper
  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels
  • Washcloths
  • Toiletries like toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
  1. Important Documents

This is the best place to put all the important papers since you will be in charge of transporting this box and not the relocation crew. Such documents could be like:

  • Titles to vehicles
  • Mortgage deed
  • Passports
  • Life insurance policies
  • Birth certificates and social security cards
  • Health records
  • Financial information
  1. Entertainment

To avoid getting bored before all the unpacking is done, you may also add in:

  • A couple of books
  • Personal gadgets like iPads and eReaders
  • Chargers

Planning a move, especially a long distance one can be a daunting task, but if you are well prepared with your essentials, then things will be made much easier.

We recommend you to read “Tips On Packing Essentials When Moving” and “Important Stuff to Execute After a Haul”.

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