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What to pack in your essentials bag for a long-distance move?

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    Good organization during relocation is half the job done. So before you move, whether shorter or longer distance, you must prepare. And as one of the most important things you need to have is your essential bag. This bag will contain all items you need on your first day (or night) of your move. But – what to pack in your essentials bag for a long-distance move? Well, you sit back and let Best Bet Moving and Labor give you our pro tips.

    Things to pack in your essentials bag

    Before calling your Greensboro long distance movers, make a list of necessary things. Take a piece of paper and a pen and write down exactly what you really need to pack in your essentials bag. You can put T-shirts, shorts, dresses, cosmetics, underwear, little things you can’t live without, documents, etc. It may be best to write by numbers because in that way you will have a better insight into how much you plan to take with you.

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    Take a piece of paper and a pen and write down exactly what you really need to pack in your essentials bag.

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    Once you have made the list, study it well and see what you are missing. Do you have the phone number of your movers High Point NC? Write it down, you never know when you’ll need it. It is important to make a list of necessary things about ten days before the move because in that way you will have the most time to buy or get what is missing.

    Check your documentation a few days in advance

    Although it may seem early, about five or six days before departure, you must check all the necessary documents. This can include real estate documents, utility bills, passports, contact of the moving company for confirmation of the date of relocation, etc. With this, check whether you need moving insurance to protect your items from damage.

    Packing can be tricky

    Once you start to pack, you may not be sure what to put in your essentials bag. However, hiring movers to help you with packing services can help you out. Movers can help you decide what to pack and what to take with you. Still, don’t be fooled. Packing an essential bag may seem like the easiest thing to do before a relocation, but is perhaps the most complicated. Why you may wonder? Well, because it is important not to forget anything and you don’t want any of your items to be broken or forgotten.

    About five or six days before departure, you must check all the necessary documents.

    It doesn’t matter how big your essential bag is, it matters how you pack it. Stacking things up without any order will only bring you more chaos. Remember, put big things, such as shoes and bags on the bottom because you will be able to put all the other things above and between them. Put all liquid products (such as creams, shampoos, balms, soaps, body milk, hair sprays) in some kind of kits or boxes. In this way in case they spill, they will not end up on your clothes.

    Packing your valuables

    Before you start your relocation, you need to create a packing list. In general, you should avoid putting your valuables in moving boxes. So, pack all your documents or jewelry in special boxes or bags and make sure it is in something that does not take up much space. You should always carry valuable jewelry with you in case your moving boxes get lost and don’t arrive when you do.

    Also, if you carry any medicines, you should place them in a bag or kit to keep them within easy reach. Even if you don’t any medicines, you should consider having mosquito bite ointments, medicines for stomach problems, patches, alcohol, bandages, etc. with you. With this, it is important to make sure that you have packed a phone charger and electronics that you may not be able to do anything without. You also carry your passport, credit cards, and other documentation in your hand luggage.

    How to take up less space in your essential bag

    In addition to the order of packing, it is important to know how you will pack things. Many packaging experts appeal to roll up the wardrobe, and not bend it, because that way it will fit a lot more clothes. When you roll, for example, a sweater, it should have the size and shape of a bottle of wine. If you don’t know how, to do it, you have a handful of tutorials online on how to pack by “rolling”. Try it, it doesn’t take up much space, and things are less crowded.

    In general, you should avoid putting your valuables in moving boxes.

    Here is our list of things that you may need to have in your essentials bag:

    • documents (passport, ID card, driver’s license, health insurance)
    • money, bank or credit cards
    • charger for phone, tablet or laptop
    • headphones
    • sunglasses
    • slippers
    • essential wardrobe
    • footwear
    • underwear
    • face towel
    • hygiene towel
    • pajamas
    • toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
    • deodorant
    • soap and shower bath
    • shampoo
    • wet wipes
    • ear picks
    • body milk
    • hand and face cream
    • lip balm
    • hair conditioner
    • razor or shaver
    • makeup remover lotion
    • perfume
    • essential makeup
    • toothpicks
    • bug and mosquito repellent
    • insect bite cream
    • cream for burns or sunburns
    • nail polish remover and nail polish
    • bandages
    • paper tissues
    • hair clips and hair bands
    • cotton wool
    • hairbrush
    • hairdryer
    • hair spray
    • bathrobe
    • camera
    • jewelry

    Don’t forget to bring some snacks or sandwiches for the relocation, as well as a book or, for example, a crossword puzzle if you don’t have Internet in your new home. Good luck! 

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