Top 10 Things People Forget to Do Before They Move

We all forget things when packing up our pads — after all, moving can be chaotic and subject to easy mistakes. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most forgotten pre-move tasks. Read on so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff at go time.


Notify Schools

If you have school-age children, you won’t want to forget to inform school about your move. Be sure to fill out any necessary paperwork so they know when and where you’re relocating.


Remember Your Keys

It may seem straightforward, but don’t forget your keys! Be sure to stow them somewhere safe and memorable during your move.


Color Code

Color coding will save you time, money and hassle — we recommend using colored labels to organize your boxes based on the room they’ll be going into.


Make Arrangements for Childcare + Pets

Again, if you have younger children and pets, arranging someone to watch them is a must. Do this well before your move date.


Pack an Overnight Bag

Packing an overnight essentials bag for your first night is critical. Click here to see how – and why – to pack an overnight bag.


Turn on utilities

No one wants to move into a new space only to remember that they forgot to call their utility provider. Make sure you have working water, electricity, gas and internet upon moving in.


Keep tools handy

It’s easy to forget a toolbox — but trust us, you’ll need one. At the very least, pack and keep handy a hammer, screwdriver and tape measure, along with any small hardware (such as nails, hooks and screws), you might use.


Pack a Parts Box

When packing up your old place, create a designated “parts box” for cords, screws and other small items that could prove essential later on. 


Buy Toilet Paper

Yes, it seems obvious, but toilet paper is something you really won’t want to forget.


Bring Chargers and Charging Cords

Make sure to pack any electronic chargers and cords, keeping them accessible to you. Consider putting them in your first night bag so they’re easy to locate.


Forget something? Reach out to a member of our concierge team. We’re here to help, offer advice, or chat any time. And remember – don’t sweat the small stuff. We’ll handle it.


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