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The Essentials You Need on Moving Day


When you are moving there are things you absolutely need to have. Moving day can be so stressful, but if you have the right material, stress levels can only get lower. Essentials you need on moving day are pretty basic. However, if you are not sure exactly what you need, and you don’t want to forget something important, then you came to the right place. Here, we will try and explain what type of material do you need for your moving day, and what is a must and what is not really relevant to have. One of the essentials that anyone needs, no matter if you are moving far away, or just a few blocks you should definitely rent a moving truck Brooklyn that can serve you perfectly. However, don’t forget that renting a moving truck means that you need to know how to drive one.

A little moving truck
One of the essentials you may need is definitely a moving truck

Essentials you need on moving day

One of the essentials you need on a moving day we already mentioned. However, maybe it is not essential for you. Maybe you already have someone with a truck who can move you, and you don’t need to rent one. What are we trying to say with this is that not all the people think the same. For someone essentials are boxes and for someone boxes are irrelevant, since they will pack everything in bags, suitcases and similar. Generally speaking, boxes are very important. And it is important to choose the right size moving boxes. Not all are the same.

It is so easy to pack things inside them, way easier than packing them in suitcases. Another plus for boxes is that you can mark them. Mark every single one of them, in this way you will know what is where. It will mean so much for you on the first night in your new apartment to know in which box are your sheets for example. We think that all of these things are making boxes a huge essential for your move.

Other packing material

When talking about the essentials you need on moving day people usually think about the packing material. All sorts of packing material.

  • Boxes,
  • moving blankets,
  • markers,
  • packing tape,
  • scissors

and some other things you can need while packing and moving. When it comes to moving blankets, it can be a moving essential, in a sense that if you rent it, it can be really helpful, but if you don’t have it and you don’t want to rent it, it doesn’t really matter. What is important about the moving blankets is that you never buy them. You rent them from a mover’s company. Check it with your cheap movers Brooklyn to get everything you need for your move at a reasonable price. This is something that you won’t use again and therefore, there is no need to buy something you won’t use probably ever again.

Essentials you need on moving day are not only the packing material
Boxes are something that can be counted it in as an essential when moving

Overnight bag

One of the most important things you need during the move is often overlooked. People forget all about it or consider it irrelevant. However, this is definitely one of the essentials you need on a moving day. If you don’t forget about it you will be more then happy the first night in your new home. Imagine you finishing with the move, tired, and all you want to do is to lie down and go to sleep. However, you need your toothbrush and paste, you need a change of clothes and underwear.

You have no idea where all that is among so many boxes filled with stuff. Yes, they are all labeled, but you still have to unpack at least three boxes in order to find it. That is why the first thing you should pack is an overnight bag. If you pack it, it means that the first night in your new home will be relaxed and you can rest for tomorrow, another hard working day when you have to unpack.

Moving can be messy

When you are moving it can get really messy. Imagine the situation where you have everything packed, and you think that all is good since you have finished packing. However, movers are late, you forgot to pack an overnight bag and everything around you is so dirty from all the packing. You will probably get so frustrated and nervous. What can help you in such a situation is to start cleaning up. It may sound silly, but it will help you relieve some stress, and also it is nice to leave your old apartment somewhat clean.

That is why under essentials you need on moving day we have to mention cleaning products. Have them somewhere handy and whatever is left from them just leave it, the new owner will probably appreciate it. On the other hand, you will probably need those products for your new home as well. Therefore, bring them with you because chances are that you will need to clean your new place as well.


Essentials you need on moving day are just that, essentials. It is important to have everything you need, that is why it is a great idea to create a checklist for everything you need and for everything you need to do. Checklist or a to-do list, call it whatever you like, but create it. Sit down for an hour and plan everything. When you, for example, rent a moving blanket just scratch it off your list. In this way, there is no chance that you will forget something important, like packing an overnight bag.

A checklist on a piece of paper
It is extremely important to have a checklist in order not to forget some crucial things when moving

Moving day is stressful. That is true. However, no need to panic or get frustrated. By following some simple rules regarding the packing and the moving day, chances are that everything will go according to your plan. In the end, remember to book your movers in advance, as sometimes their schedule is really tight. Make sure you cover everything on time.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

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