Time To Get A Move On? 3 Essential Kits You'll Need When Packing For Your Move

If you're going to be moving, don't forget that there's more to the process than just packing the boxes. Once everything is packed up and ready to go, there may still be some things that you're going to need. Unfortunately, in your mad dash to get everything packed up and on the truck, you may do yourself out of some much-needed items.

The last thing you want to do is spend valuable time on a scavenger hunt for items that you've already packed away. That's where some pre-planning comes in handy. By preparing a few kits in advance, you'll have access to those last-minute items you may find yourself in need of. Here are three crucial kits you should put together now that you're planning your next move.

1. Cleaning Supplies

If you're going to be moving out of a rental, you'll want to make sure you can get your cleaning deposit back. Creating a cleaning kit will ensure that you have everything you'll need to clean the house before you leave. Not only that, but you'll be able to use the same kit to clean your new house once you get there. You'll want to make sure that everything is clean and sanitary before you start moving your belongings in. Your cleaning kit should include sponges, rubber gloves, window cleaner, and an all-purpose cleanser that you can use on sinks, countertops, and toilets.

2. Basic Toolkit

You never know if you'll need to take something apart at the last minute, or you'll need to put things together once you get to your new home. If you've packed all your tools, it could be days before you find the items you need. That's where a basic tool kit comes in handy. Set aside a small tool kit that includes the following items.

  • Hammer
  • Standard and Phillips screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Wrench
  • Allen wrenches or Hex keys

3. First Aid Supplies

If you've ever moved before, you know that minor cuts and bruises are par for the course. Unfortunately, when you're in the middle of moving, you usually don't have the supplies you need to take care of the wounds. Before you start packing, take some time to put together a small first aid kit. You should include things like an assortment of bandages, antiseptic wipes, and triple-antibiotic ointment. It's also a good idea to keep an Ace bandage on hand, in case you sprain something during the move.

For more information, contact your local long-distance moving service.