When you’re moving, it’s tempting to pack up all of your belongings and let your moving company take care of moving them to your new home. While this is fine for most of your items, some things need to be left out and brought to your new home in the trunk of your car. Believe it or not, your tools are some of the most important things to keep handy during a move, but you don’t have to bring the entire toolbox. Here are a few of the most useful items to set aside and keep handy during the packing and moving process.
Last-minute labels and tape strips are much easier to use when you have a pair of scissors on hand to cut them down to size. You don’t need heavy-duty blades, either. Your standard household or craft scissors will do the trick.
One of the easiest ways to make a new house feel like home is to hang your artwork. Doing this while hunting for a hammer hiding somewhere in one of the boxes your moving company unloaded can only drag out the process. Pull the hammer out and set it aside. This way, you’ll know where it is the minute you need it.
Loose screws have a way of popping up when you’re moving furniture around the house. Leaving them loose while you pack up puts your furniture at risk for damage both on the truck and at your new home. Leave your screwdriver out and take care of loose screws as soon as you find them. This may seem like work, but you’ll thank yourself for it once you reach your new house.
You know that leather gloves can mean the difference between getting cuts and leaving your hands undamaged if you do much work outside or with rough materials. When you’re moving, your leather gloves can help make lifting heavy loads easier while also keeping the back of your hands from getting scraped against the wall or doorframe. Pull your gloves out of the toolbox and tuck them in your back pocket while moving boxes around.
If you’ve ever put furniture together, you know just how important an Allen wrench can be. When moving, you’ll have to disassemble and reassemble multiple pieces of furniture, and keeping that Allen wrench out and close at hand can make it that much easier to get settled into your new space.
Reusable Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do when working on your house or moving out of it. Instead of using disposable water bottles that you have to find a way to toss away in the chaos of the move, keep your reusable water bottle on hand. You can refill it as needed throughout the day.
Planning an upcoming move is stressful no matter how prepared you feel, but you don’t have to handle the packing and unpacking on your own. Contact us today for a free no-obligation moving estimate.