Moving is stressful, because there are so many things to take care of and organize. It’s no wonder that some things are bound to slip through the cracks. To help you stay on track, you can use this list of the top 10 forgotten items. It’s also a good idea to keep a running checklist you can add to whenever you think of something else that must get done.
Many people are taking prescription medication on a daily basis. Forgetting to keep these accessible can be detrimental. It’s important that you pack those with the personal care items that you will be traveling with to prevent skipping a dose. You should do this before you start putting things in boxes, because it’s easy to add the meds by accident. It’s also a good idea to make sure that you have enough to get you through the next few weeks, especially if you have to find a new doctor before you can get a refill.
Garage Door Opener
Most people keep their garage door opener in their car where they need it. Obviously, you can’t take that with you since it belongs to your old home. You should collect the garage door openers before anybody drives away for good and leave them on the counter or hand them to the new residents.
It may seem silly but toilet paper is an essential item to have at your old and new place. It may be tempting to pack everything when you’re leaving the home, but it doesn’t hurt to leave an extra roll of toilet paper for new residents and for your family. You’ll also want to pack some to have ready at the new place.
While gardening tools are pretty big, it’s not uncommon to forget to pack them with the rest of your things. Since these items are often stored in a shed away from the house, people don’t think of them when they set the movers to work.
Most people have extra keys for the house that aren’t necessarily in the same place as their regular keys. You may have left a spare key at the office or with your neighbor. Before you move, you should collect all the keys to your house and hand them over to the new residents.
People don’t usually forget their pets, but they may forget to make travel arrangements for their four-legged companions. If you have dogs, cats, or any other pets, you must think about how they’ll be transported to the new house. You may need to ask a friend to watch them during the move, too.
Clothes at the Cleaners
Leaving your clothes at the cleaners isn’t normally a big deal, because you’ll remember them eventually. However, if you’re moving to another city or state, it’s not easy to pick them up. Before you leave, you should go through your receipts to make sure you didn’t take any items to be cleaned or altered.
While it’s not popular, you can still rent movies from some locations. Similarly, you may have movies, CDS, or books at home from your local library. It’s important to return anything you’ve borrowed to their proper owner instead of packing it up and moving it to the new house.
Cleaning is probably not your first priority, and nobody will blame you for forgetting about it. However, you should know that you must clean up the old home before turning it over to the new owner – at least, you should vacuum and wipe down the counters. Similarly, you’ll probably want to do a thorough cleaning job at the new house before bringing furniture in. Therefore, you should keep a broom and other cleaning supplies handy.
If you still receive bills in the mail, you may end up mixing old bills with new bills and throwing some of them in the trash accidentally. That’s a natural mistake and not a huge problem, unless you forget to make the payment. While you’re moving, you should be extra careful to keep a hold of current bills.
Now that you’re aware of the items that are most often forgotten during the move, you’re better prepared to tackle yours. We can help relieve the hassle of packing and moving your things for you, and we’ll even put them in storage. All you need to do is change your mailing address and transfer your utilities.