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Top Ten Items to Have with You on Moving Day

Moving is a time of organizing and packing. Once you get started, it’s easy to get into
a rhythm and before long you may even start to feel like a professional packer! In
fact, there’s a chance that you become too proficient and pack away the things you
will need on moving day! The last thing you’ll want to do is spend time on moving
day searching through boxes for something you need for yourself or the kids.

Below is a list of the top 10 items it’s good to have with you on moving day. Most of
these items can fit into a small bag or suitcase so you can keep them handy.

1. Packing Supplies

It’s always surprising how often items such as scissors, tape and markers are
needed on the day you move. It never hurts to have a small packing supply kit on
hand just in case.

2. Stuff for the Kids

Moving day can be rough on the kids. Make sure they keep a couple of their favorite
toys with them. You might consider preparing a couple of games for them to play or
movies to watch if you’re traveling a long distance. This will help keep your children
entertained and help you keep your sanity during the move.

3. Toiletries

If your move involves you being on the road for a day or 2, it’s a good idea to have
your toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, razor, soap, hairbrush, deodorant and any
other toiletries you may need on hand.

4. Medications

Any prescriptions that you or your family members take on a regular basis should
be kept with you during your move. This might also include allergy medicine and
contact lens solution. It also never hurts to have some aspirin on hand in case
someone gets sick.

5. Phone and Tablet Chargers

These are the things that can easily get packed away without thought and leave you
in a lurch on moving day. The last thing you need is to spend extra money on
replacing a charger while you’re in the middle of a move.

6. One Set of Utensils for Each Person

There’s nothing worse than getting in late to your new home on moving day and not
being able to eat until you unpack all of your kitchen boxes. Be sure to have one set
of utensils for each person on hand.

7. Stuff for Pets

Don’t forget the essentials for your pet, including their food, dish, leash and bed.

8. Water

Having extra water on hand is especially important if you are moving during the
summer months in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Depending on how hot it is outside, it
may be worth having a small cooler with you as well to keep the water cold.

9. Snacks

In the hustle and bustle of moving day, you will need to keep your energy up. Be
sure to bring a few of your favorite snacks with you that you can grab when you
need a boost.

10. Basic Cleaning Supplies

When you first arrive at your new home, you may not feel like doing a deep clean
that first day, but there will be some surfaces that need a quick clean. Have some
basic cleaning supplies with you so you’re prepared.

Other honorable mentions that didn’t quite make our top 10 list would be a shower
curtain, pillows and a portable speaker for listening to music while you move.
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