Making Moving Day Painless with Your Moving Day Survival Kit

Whether you are moving away from home for the first time, moving your family into your dream home, or downsizing because your kids have moved out – moving day is a significant event in your life. Despite this, it often comes with a fair share of chaos and stress. From packing boxes to handling all the logistics and coordinating with your removals company, the list seems endless. 

However, we are here to help make it a little less painless with our moving day survival kit. In this blog, we’ll guide you through assembling a comprehensive yet simple survival kit that includes all the essentials you’ll need to hand to keep you organized and comfortable throughout the day.

  1. The Essentials Bag: You’ve seen us mention this in several blogs and it always surprises us how many people forget to do it. Start by packing a small bag with the absolute essentials you’ll need on moving day. This bag should include such items as:
  • Important documents (leases, contracts, identification)
  • Any medications
  • Phone chargers
  • Snacks and water bottles
  • A change of clothes
  • Essential personal items for family members

2. Basic Cleaning Supplies: Not everyone leaves their home in the condition you would like it in, so when you arrive at your new home, you’ll most likely want to give it a quick once-over. We recommend you include these cleaning supplies in your survival kit:

  • Multi-surface cleaner
  • Scrubbing brush, Cloths and sponges
  • A tea towel
  • Rubbish bags
  • A dustpan and broom

3. Toolbox: A small toolbox can be a lifesaver on moving day. Include the following tools:

  • A manual or electric screwdriver (Philips and flat head)
  • Pliers
  • A Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Zip ties

4. First Aid Kit: Accidents happen, especially when you’re navigating through a sea of boxes. Pack a basic first aid kit with:

  • Plasters
  • Pain relief
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive bandages

5. Labelling Supplies: Keep your boxes organized as you pack. Proper labelling may take time, but you’ll be glad you did it:

  • Permanent markers
  • Coloured labels or tape
  • Packing tape and dispenser
  • Notepad and pen for jotting down box contents

6. Comfort Items: Moving can be physically and emotionally draining, so include some comfort items to make the day more bearable:

  • Blanket or throw
  • Pillows
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Entertainment (book, tablet, or music and headphones)
  • Your PJ’s!

7. Toiletries Bag: After a long day of heavy lifting, you’ll appreciate having easy access to personal care items:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towel
  • Deodorant
  • Make up wipes

8. Cash and Important Contacts: In case of unforeseen circumstances, having cash and a list of important contacts can be crucial:

  • Cash for tipping movers or unexpected expenses
  • Emergency contact list

You can be pretty sure that moving day will come with its challenges, but with a well-prepared survival kit, you can make your move that little bit easier. 

By ensuring you have all the essentials at your fingertips, you’ll be better equipped to handle any unexpected twists and turns that come your way. 

If you need a supportive, friendly and professional team to help make your moving house smooth, get in touch. 

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