moving day essentials

Easily Overlooked Essentials You Will Need Once You Move

Packing for a move is very stressful and may times essentials are overlooked easily. With all the planning and required packing during the entire relocation process you can easily forget important and small things that you are going to need on the day at your new house. But, many times these small things can make a big difference. Below are 6 easily overlooked essentials that you will need on moving day.

Basic cleaning supplies

The moment you arrive at your new home you expect a picture perfect living room, sparkling floors and clean toilets but that’s not going to happen by itself! Chances are high that the house you are moving won’t be clean and neat when you arrive. Even if the home is cleaned previously, it is going to have dust hiding in the corners and in addition to it, floors are going to get dirty for sure during the unloading and moving process.

Always have cleaning supplies on hand during the day of a move. You can include

  • Cleaning spray
  • Small vacuum
  • Paper Towels
  • Dishwashing detergents and sponges for dishes
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Waste cloths

Cloth Hangers

While packing all your belongings, pack all the cloth hangers in a plastic bag so that you can use it at your new home. After unpacking and organizing the kitchen, assemble your beds. The next important thing is to put all the hangers in the closet, you can hang your clothes as you unpack the boxes containing clothes.


This is the most commonly ignored item, but it is one among the most important items. You are definitely going to need batteries at your new homes, it can be for TV remote, AC, night lamps etc. If you are not sure about the powder during the first day you will require additional emergency lights and batteries.


Make sure you pack all the toiletry items like toothbrush, paste, soap, hand wash etc in a simple toiletry bag, it is the most necessary but often forgotten item.


Always remember the location of the toolbox and make sure you have labeled the box clearly. The toolbox is very important during the initial days of living in a new home. You will need simple tools like measuring tape, utility knife from day one at your new home.

Make sure, the toolbox should include below items

  • Hammer
  • Different sized screwdrivers
  • Measuring tape
  • Nails
  • Utility Knife
  • Cutting Pliers


Don’t forget to pack and carry all the electronic charges. They can be easily get tossed in some random box or left behind in the old house. Carefully pack everyone’s mobile charger, laptop charger and other charging devices in a separate box.  You may not want to spend the initial days at the new house with a dead phone.


Anjana Bhartia is a foodie, social media enthusiast, book worm and a blogging addict. Married into the armed forces she enjoys moving all over India with her bags, books and dogs in tow! Being an Army wife has made her a moving pro. She loves sharing her tips and tricks to help make your move hassle free!

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