Moving cross-country can be a very tiring experience. When you get to your new home you may not have the energy to unpack everything right away. Furthermore, you may be traveling a long distance and will need provisions for while you travel. So you should always pack an overnight bag with your essentials. Here are some ideas on what to bring in your overnight bag.
The first thing you should think about bringing in your overnight bag is toiletries. You should pack the toiletries you’d bring on any trip like soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant. Also pack any medications and a first aid kit. Another important thing to pack is a roll of toilet paper so you have one as soon as you get to your new home.
Obviously you want to pack clothing in your overnight bag. Pack clothes that will be comfortable and easy for you to move in. Also it is a good idea to check the weather where you are moving and pack any clothing appropriate for the new climate.
It’s also a good idea to pack any necessary kitchen items you will need when you get to your new home. Plastic plates, silverware, and cups are a great idea so you can eat without having to unpack your kitchenware first. It’s also smart to bring bottled water in case the water isn’t on yet at your new home. You should also consider packing a couple of garbage bags so you can have a place to throw trash.
You should pack a set of bedsheets, blanket, and a pillow. That way when you get to your new home, you can make the bed without having to fully unpack. It’s also a great idea to have bedding while traveling so you are always comfortable.
You should pack all your important documents like birth certificates, passports, and social security cards. You should also have a folder with the information on your new home, rental agreement or mortgage, and utilities. Also it is important to keep a folder with all the important moving documents like the bill of lading and inventory.
An overnight moving bag will save you a lot of hassle. Make sure that you pack an overnight bag for every member of your family, including your pets. Make sure to keep your overnight bag separate from your other possessions so the movers know not to put it in the moving truck. If you follow these simple guidelines, you’ll have an easy move.