16 Essential Supplies You Need When Moving

16 Essential Supplies You Need When Moving

Posted by: satelliteselfstorage on December 2, 2022

Moving day can be stressful, from the millions of fleeting mental notes you make to the physical move itself. These supply lists can help the process go more smoothly.

What Supplies Do You Need Before Moving Day?

You’ve decided to move — let the planning begin. Here’s a list of essential supplies you will need before moving.

1. Boxes

Boxes help organize and protect all your items, and they are easy to stack in a moving truck.

2. Cushioning

Cushioning keeps your fragile objects safe. Use old towels, bubble wrap, foam wrap, newspapers and even linen to protect your belongings.

3. Markers

You may be tempted to pack your things and go, but it is essential to use markers when moving. Your future self will thank you when you have neatly labeled boxes.

4. Quality Packing Tape

Sealing your boxes with packing tape keeps your items secure. Use quality tape to ensure your boxes remain closed — especially the bottoms — when transporting them.

5. Stretch Tape or Painter’s Tape

Stretch tape is a great way to keep items together or closed — like drawers — without damaging the articles when you remove the tape. Stretch and painter’s tape ensure no sticky residue is left behind.

6. Garbage Bags

Garbage bags help you dispose of anything you no longer need. You can also use them for packing at the last minute if you are a box short.

What Supplies Do You Need for Moving Day?

Moving day has arrived — time to trek into your new space. Check these supplies you’ll need on moving day off your list.

1. Overnight Bag

Packing an overnight bag for you and your family saves you the stress of rummaging through boxes your first night. Remember to add:

  • Pajamas.
  • A change of clothes and underwear.
  • Essential items like hygiene supplies.

2. Bathroom Essentials

Remember to pack toilet paper, toothbrushes, soap, moisturizer, deodorant and any medications.

3. Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning supplies are essential when moving. Have rubber gloves, an all-purpose cleaner, sponges, a mop and rags handy to clean surfaces.

4. Basic Kitchen Supplies and Food

You may need more time to unpack plates, cups and utensils or stock your pantry on moving day — have snacks and the basics with you.

5. Pet Supplies

Keep your pet’s food, bowls, bedding, toys and medication on hand when moving.

6. Scissors

Scissors may seem obvious, but they are easy to forget due to their often small size.

7. Medical Aid Kit

A first-aid pack ensures you have plasters, painkillers and necessary medical items readily available.

8. Chargers and Power Banks

You want your devices fully charged and operational on moving day and overnight.

9. Bedding

Bedding may take up a fair bit of space, but it will make your first night comfortable.

10. Tool Set

Instead of packing your tools in a box, keep them with you during the move. If you need anything assembled or adjusted, you can easily do so and take your time unpacking the boxes.

Need Storage or Help With Moving?

With this essential supply list, you can simplify moving. Satellite Self Storage can further streamline it by offering secure storage for your treasured household items or vehicles. We also provide free rental trucks if you need to transport your belongings.

Get in touch with us to learn more.