9 Essentials to Pack for Long-Distance Moving

When it comes to long-distance moving with a long timeline, bringing basic necessities can save time, stress, and money. If moving into an empty home several hours away, you may arrive at your new home before the truck(s) packed with your belongings do(es). Consider the next stage of moving like a camping trip and make it fun! Here are 9 essential items to take with you:

  1. Bring along a working air mattress and pack bedding. Opting for trash bags instead of boxes allow for things like pillows and blankets to fit into tight spaces. 
  2. Camping chairs and folding tables are compact, affordable options for seating. 
  3. Depending on how long you are without your goods, compact items to keep you entertained, like a laptop, tablet, or deck of cards, are great ways to pass the time and not take up loads of space.
  4. An overnight bag is a must. Think clothing, hygiene items, hand soap, toilet paper, electronic device chargers, medications, and bath towels. Depending on your housing, you may need a shower curtain. 
  5. Plan for space to bring basic kitchen necessities. Coffee pot, frying pan, baking sheet, spatula, kitchen towel, aluminum foil, mixing bowl, and trash bags. You can bring silverware, plates, and bowls; or to save precious cargo space, purchase eco-friendly cutlery, plates, etc. when you arrive. You’ll also need cleaning basics like dish soap, a multi-purpose cleaner, paper towels, and a sponge.
  6. Having a small first aid kit can bring peace of mind for unforeseen minor injuries.
  7. Take along work necessities like your laptop, keyboard, mouse, cords, and chargers. 
  8. Pet necessities, like his or her food, water, bowls, toys, leash, bed, and carrier make for an easier transition.
  9. Be sure to account for items you don’t want the movers to take, like sensitive documents and flammable liquids.

Planning for the essentials can bring peace of mind, save time, and reduce the stress of moving. A-One Moving and Storage is here to help make your journey as easy and smooth as possible. Give us a call at 410-729-1729 or get a FREE quote to get started!