You bought a new home. You’ve packed up all your things. Moving day is quickly approaching.
If you want that moving day to go as smoothly as possible, there are a few things you’ll want to buy ahead of time to have on hand.
So what, exactly, are those things? A recent article from realtor.com outlined essential items you’ll want to purchase before moving day, including:
- Water and snacks. Moving can be a physically demanding process, and the last thing you’re going to want to do is make a midday grocery run. Instead, make sure to buy plenty of healthy snacks and bottled water, and make sure they’re easily accessible for yourself and anyone helping you move (whether that’s friends and family or professional movers) throughout the day.
- Cleaning supplies. Whether you sold your current home or are moving out of a rental, you want to ensure you leave a clean space behind. Make sure to purchase any supplies you need to clean your home after you move your things out — like disinfectant wipes, kitchen cleaner, and wood cleaner — well ahead of moving day.
- A boxcutter. Unpacking boxes is the first order of business when you arrive at your new place. But without the right tools, opening all those boxes can feel like a chore, so make sure that you have a boxcutter on hand for moving day.