When you’re moving, the to-do list seems never-ending. But don’t worry, we’re here to help make it a little bit easier for you. Make sure to check out our last post also: The ultimate moving packing checklist.
Today, we’ll be focusing on what you should pack first when moving.
This includes all of your essential items that you’ll need in order to live comfortably in your new home. Keep reading for tips and advice on what to bring with you on moving day!
What should I pack first when moving? 20 things:
You’ll obviously need clothes to wear, so make sure to pack a few days’ worth of outfits. Be sure to include a mix of casual and dressier items, as you never know what you might need.
Don’t forget your toiletries! This includes items like toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.
Along with clothes and toiletries, you’ll need shoes. Again, be sure to pack a variety of styles so that you’re prepared for anything.
You’ll need towels for showering and drying off after swimming or working out. Pack a couple of bath towels and hand towels.
Be sure to pack sheets, blankets, and pillows for your bed. You’ll want to be comfortable when you sleep, so don’t skimp on this!
6. Kitchen items.
If you’re planning on cooking in your new home, make sure to pack all of the necessary kitchen items. This includes pots, pans, silverware, plates, cups, etc.
Obviously, you’ll need furniture in your new home. If you’re moving into a furnished place, then you won’t have to worry about this. But if not, make sure to bring along any essential pieces of furniture that you’ll need. Check out our guide to avoid damages to your furniture when moving.
Don’t forget your electronics! This includes items like laptops, phones, tablets, and chargers.
9. Office supplies.
If you work from home or plan on doing any kind of schoolwork in your new place, make sure to pack all of the necessary office supplies. This includes items like pens, pencils, paper, scissors, etc.
10. Cleaning supplies.
You’ll need cleaning supplies to keep your new place clean and tidy. Be sure to pack things like dish soap, sponges, trash bags, etc.
If you want to personalize your new space, be sure to bring along some decorations. This can include things like photos, paintings, posters, etc.
If you’re a reader, make sure to pack your books! You’ll want to have something to do in your down time, so be sure to bring along some of your favorites.
Along with books, packing games is a great way to entertain yourself in your new home. This can include board games, video games, cards, etc.
14. Exercise equipment.
If you like to work out or stay active, be sure to pack any exercise equipment that you might need. This includes things like dumbbells, yoga mats, jump ropes, etc.
15. Sports equipment.
If you play any sports, make sure to bring along any necessary equipment. This includes items like tennis rackets, golf clubs, soccer balls, etc.
16. Musical instruments.
If you’re a musician, you’ll obviously need to bring your instruments with you. Be sure to pack them carefully so that they don’t get damaged in the move. Have a grand piano? Read about our piano moving options.
17. Pet supplies.
If you have a pet, make sure to pack all of their supplies. This includes food, bowls, toys, leashes, etc.
A toolbox is always useful to have around the house. You never know when you might need a screwdriver or hammer!
19. First aid kit.
A first aid kit is an essential item for any home. Be sure to pack things like bandages, antiseptic cream, painkillers, etc.
20. Spare keys.
Finally, make sure to pack a spare set of keys for your new home. This way you won’t have to worry about getting locked out!
Packing for a move can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have everything you need in your new home. Just take your time and be organized, and you’ll be all set!