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8 everyday items that can save your life on moving day

Moving day is a stressful time for any family. It’s hard to know what you need and have enough of everything, especially when it comes to packing up your house. We all do our best with what we have, but sometimes the stress of moving can lead to forgetting a few essential things that could make life easier on moving day. In this blog post, we will discuss 8 everyday items that may save your life on moving day!

Extra boxes and packing paper

You’re bound to have way more stuff than you expected when moving day finally rolls around. Make sure you box up or bag all of your loose items like shoes, clothes, and electronics to avoid getting lost in the shuffle (or dirty). Extra boxes are also great for packing last-minute things like food that you may not have thought of.

A dolly for moving important boxes to your car and your storage unit

A dolly is a moving day essential. It’s like your very own flat platform that you can use to haul heavy boxes, appliances and other large things from place to place without straining yourself. Renting one will cost an average of $20 per day (but it may vary depending on where you live), so it makes sense to purchase one. Two-wheel and four-wheel dollies can be equally helpful, depending on your home.

A furniture plan for positioning your furniture in your new home

This is particularly important if you’re moving into a smaller space. You want to make sure that all of the furniture fits in the room and there’s still enough walking space for everyone. Creating an overhead plan before moving day will help ensure this happens without any problems, especially when it comes to positioning large pieces like sofas, beds and dressers. Moving companies in Langley understand that downsizing or even upsizing has its challenges!

Open-first box, including a toothbrush, fresh clothes, toilet paper

You’ll want to have a box of essential items ready for your family to function as soon as you arrive at your new home.

An open-first (and second) box should include: Toilet Paper, Toothbrush/Toothpaste, Fresh Clothes (and comfortable shoes), Diapers and Wipes if you have a baby or toddler with you on moving day), bed sheets and pillows.

Babysitter’s phone number

You never know when you might need to call them. The day is longer than expected, and need to be fed and put in a bed elsewhere. A phone number for babysitters and friends you can count on if the day goes sideways. Writing the daycare’s phone number down on a piece of paper that you can easily access in your wallet or purse, together with the number of someone else who could watch over them if necessary, will avoid any crisis!

Have your Strata Manager’s phone number saved in your phone

This is especially important if you’re moving into a condo. Some Strata Managers are more accessible than others, so having their number saved in your phone will give you peace of mind that any problems on moving day can be easily dealt with by someone who knows the building and its rules inside-out. And don’t forget about parking!

It’s a good idea to have the numbers of all those who will be able to help out should anything go wrong so that you don’t have to search for them when it does. Trust us – moving day is a long one!

Phone charger

This is a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people forget it. Make sure that everyone has their chargers and/or extra batteries for the day to avoid any problems with communication or plans going askew because of dead smartphone batteries!

We hope that with these tips, you will be able to make moving day a little easier. If you need help with packing or moving your belongings in the Vancouver area, please contact us!