Searching for reliable moving companies in San Francisco alone is already stressful. However, packing is just as strenuous when moving to a new place especially if you have accumulated so many things and you plan on taking all of them with you. You can spend days and even weeks figuring out how to pack efficiently without running out of storage boxes, tapes, and crates for valuable items.
Lucky for you, when you hire our movers at Good Green Moving, we can assure that all your things are organized strategically without sacrificing safety. The one thing that you have to remember though is to pack an essentials bag – one that you will carry with you during the drive to your new place.
Keeping all the necessities in one dedicated place is extremely helpful during an emergency. A lot of unexpected things can happen during the move. If you are moving across the state and you have to drive for more than five hours, then you need to bring an essentials bag that contains everything you need to sustain you and keep you alive. Here’s a list of some of the items that you should bring in your essentials bag.
- Small Valuable Items
Small pieces of jewelry that are highly valuable should be kept with you during the move. Even with a promise of safe transport, you cannot take the risk and lose jewelry. You should also not forget to bring your wallet and keys to your new place. Make sure that you put them in your bag so you can quickly take them out when you need to buy something to eat, pay for gas, and unlock your new house or apartment quickly.
- Food and Water
Moving is going to be a long and busy day. Chances are, you’re going to find yourself hungry and thirsty throughout the day. Besides having a full breakfast, it is highly recommended that you bring several snacks and water with you. Even if you are busy supervising the movers and unpacking all your things, take a few breaks every once in a while to eat something and hydrate. Some of the snacks that you can bring or prepare in advance are some fruits, protein bars, a sandwich, and some candies.
- Important Documents
Important documents may include your lease, transcripts, passport, birth certificate, titles and any other piece of paper that hold value to you. When you move to a new home, make sure that you store these documents in flat and secure storage and keep them with you at all times.
- Basic Toiletries
Basic toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, sanitizer, paper towels, and so on should be in your essentials bag. When you have been driving for too long, and you’ve spent an entire day unpacking, there is nothing more refreshing than a nice shower. You don’t want to be scrambling to find your toiletries at the end of the day.
- Change of Clothes
Before you pack all your clothes in one luggage, make sure that you take a few clothes that you can change into during the day and at night. If you spill something or your clothes are dirty for cleaning and organizing all your things, a clean pair of pajamas is going to be a huge relief.