When you relocate to your new home, it’s unlikely that everything will immediately be ready for you. Instead, it will likely take a few days before you get your things set up the way you like and can resume your regular daily routine. With that in mind, it’s important that you have the things you need to survive until you can fully unpack.
In this post, senior moving pros from Busy Buddies, Inc. suggests things to always have in your survival kit when you move to a new home.
Obviously, a couple changes of clothes should be included in your survival kit, especially if you have a large amount of boxes and suitcases that you’ll need to unpack. That way, you’ll have easy access to a few key wardrobe staples in the first few days before you have a chance to unpack everything else.
Moving is an exhausting job so it’s likely you won’t find the energy to cook after arriving in your new home. Pack easy-to-make food such as sandwich supplies, fruit and other snacks so you and your family have something to eat. For bigger meals, save yourself the hassle and order take-out for a day or two until you get settled.
Important documents should always be kept nearby when you move. Organize these items into a folder that you keep nearby at all times during the move.
Medicine is another must-have in your survival kit, and senior move managers recommend this especially if you have elderly parents with you. Any medication that you take should be organized and kept in a bag that you can easily access.
Basic toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and soap should always be included in your moving survival kit.
When you move into your new home, it’s likely that you’ll want to charge your electronic gadgets so you’ll have something to keep you occupied. Therefore, always include your chargers or power banks in your survival kit.
To get some downsizing help for seniors, look no further than Busy Buddies, Inc. We are your leading provider of caring transitions and elderly moving services. Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Fairfax, VA, and nearby areas.