Your Last-Minute Moving Checklist
(For Those Essentials You Might’ve Forgotten)
Moving to a new place? Congrats! It’s always exciting to get a change of scenery and find a fresh start.
Moving isn’t easy, though, and we want to make sure you have the basics covered. So we created this moving checklist for those things we take for granted—but definitely don’t want to forget during a move. The last thing you want is to move in and realize that you don’t have internet or stuff to eat with.
Don’t forget these key items for your move:
- Silverware, cups, and plates, even if they’re not the fanciest. Just avoid single-use plastic, if you can, and make sure to recycle any discardable cutlery when you’re through with it.
- Cooking oil, salt, and pepper, plus any other spices you regularly cook with. These are staples in any kitchen and they’re easily forgotten about until you really need them. A stash of onions and garlic might do you well, too — even if you’re just heating up leftover takeout for the first few days!
Common Living Spaces & Bedroom
- Curtains or shades for the windows. Some homes don’t come with them, so you’ll spend your first few nights with the windows completely exposed if you don’t get them yourself.
- At least one full-length mirror. Your new place might have a mirror somewhere — at least in the bathroom — but it might not be full-length.
- Internet connection. Get in touch with your local cable internet provider and schedule an appointment to get you hooked up.
- An electricity plan! If you’re moving into a brand-new house, there’s a chance it won’t already have an energy plan installed. You’ll have to find an electricity company in your area. (Luckily, that’s easy to do online!)
- You’ll need at least one cozy place to sit, or things to set up a workstation with if you’re working from home.
- Cleaning supplies. Bonus if you get eco-friendly stuff, like biodegradable trash bags and chemical-free cleaners.
- A shower curtain and a bathmat. Again, these are things you don’t think about — until you’re stranded without them.
- Frost for the windows if your building is close to your neighbors’.
- Toilet paper. It’s important!
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