When preparing for a move, there are a thousand things you have to do to ensure that your move goes smoothly. In the rush of packing and getting affairs in order for a move, there are often important things that get forgotten or overlooked. Here are the most common things people forget when moving so you can avoid them yourself!

At UNITS Moving and Portable Storage, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best moving and storage experience possible. That’s why we provide tips and tricks to help you simplify your move. To get a free quote on your UNITS container today call (855) 981-8648. Read on for the top 4 things people forget when moving.

Creating a Moving Checklist

Organization and time management are crucial to the success of any move. Oftentimes, people get overwhelmed with the amount of tasks involved that they forgo the organization process to save time. However, not taking the time to organize and create a moving checklist can have a detrimental effect on the efficiency of your move. Take the time to put together a list of things you need to do and when they need to be done by – this will help you figure out what you should be doing instead of losing precious time to the unintentional mismanagement of time

Decluttering Belongings

Another important task that individuals overlook when moving is decluttering their belongings. Not only not decluttering a waste of time in terms of packing, but it can also be a waste of money in extra packing supplies. There are likely things that you don’t need to take with you: old clothes, old appliances, equipment left from a previous hobby. Figure out the things you want to keep, what you should sell, and what you can donate. Not only will this save you time in the long run, but it can actually put some money back in your wallet as well.

Taking Advantage of Free Packing Supplies

Let's face it – moving can get expensive and finding cost-efficient options for your move can really help lower the cost of your move. Wholesalers, supermarkets, bookstores and large-scale businesses are your best bet to find free cardboard boxes and packing supplies for your move.

Call around or visit these locations before purchasing packing supplies so you can get a better idea of what you will need to purchase for your move.

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Packing an Essentials Box

Having an essentials box is crucial to the moving in process. When important items are packed away – it can be difficult to locate them without having to unpack everything. Your essentials box should include everything you need until you can access your everyday household items. You should pack this box with items like: prescription medications, extra clothes, kitchen utensils, toiletries, tools, a flashlight, important documentation, valuables, and similar items. Keep this box with you in your car when traveling to your new home.

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