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Moving house survival kit essentials

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July 1, 2019
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What you need to include in a moving house day survival kit

Congratulations on signing the paperwork for your new home or rental! If you have already booked in your removalists, packers, and a garage sale, then you are already well on your way to a seamless, happy move day. Moving house is a better time than any to start fresh and set goals for the future.

The better you prepare for your moving day, the more hassle-free and happy a move you will experience. For your move to be successful, you will need to arm yourself with a moving home survival kit.

What you need to include in a moving house day survival kit:

An Overnight Bag

Have you ever moved into a new place, only to realise you have forgotten which box your clean linen or phone charger is in? The night before the move we recommend packing an overnight bag or suitcase with all the essentials you will need for the first few nights in your new home before you’re completely unpacked.

Include a set of sheets, your pillow, a towel, PJs, phone charger, toiletries, toilet paper, hairdryer, a change of clothes, underwear and any other essentials that would make you feel more comfortable at your new place. If you have pets, don’t forget to add in pet food and their favourite toys.

Moving Equipment

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To make your move as smooth and efficient a transition as possible, there are a number of items from the hardware store to keep handy, come moving day.

You can either do it yourself by getting some permanent markers, box labels, heavy duty tape, bubble wrap (for fragile items) and perhaps even a hand trolley for heavy items. Alternatively, you can always save your time and effort by entrusting WridgWays professional removalists to handle the whole process for you, allowing you to focus on other more important tasks.

Practical Items

To ensure the move goes off without a hitch keep important documents (like your moving booking confirmation and quote) in a folder that you can easily access.

Manoeuvering furniture and bulky boxes can easily lead to a few strained muscles, splinters and scrapes. Even if you are entrusting in professional movers, it’s wise to pack a basic first aid kit with Band-Aids, ice packs, antiseptic wipes, tweezers and paracetamol tablets in case of injury. If you are planning your move during the warmer months, you will most likely be spending a lot of time outside, so be safe in the sun,  pack your sunscreen, and remember to slip, slop, slap.

One of the most important items to recall on the day are your car keys, and the keys to your new place. A good idea is to keep all your keys on a lanyard around your neck so these items are always nearby.


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Stay energised and hydrated on moving day by keeping a water bottle and supply of snacks close at hand. Bring along treats that don’t need to be refrigerated and that are easy to eat. Lollies, biscuits, coffee and tea can be great ways to keep morale up within your moving team throughout the day whilst you listen to your favourite tunes as you unpack.

WridgWays Removalists is an established local, interstate and international removalist with the years of experience necessary for a smooth, easy move. WridgWays Removalists has 125 years of experience moving Australian families.

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