Everyone knows the regular moving tips: Research the mover, use good packing materials, have a plan, have cleaning materials ready, and the list goes on and on. But there are other tips – more obscure tips that you should know. Some of these tips may even seem obvious once you read them, but they do not enter your mind immediately when you think of moving tips. Here are the top 3 unknown moving tips:

  1. Backpack: When you move you should always have an emergency backpack ready. It should be filled with at least 2 water bottles, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, and a change of clothing. You may be asking yourself, “But I have all of these things in my luggage”? But the truth is, even though you can put them in your luggage, with a backpack you have easy access. These are the items that when you need them, you won’t want to rummage through your luggage for them. For example, you just moved a large screen TV up a stairwell; you need water, just reach into your backpack instead of looking for the boxes where you put the water. While cleaning your new home you amass a large amount of sweat. Instead of looking through all of the boxes for your clothes, just reach into your backpack for a new shirt.
  2. Small TV/Stereo:When you get to your new home there is a chance that you may not get everything settled on the first night. In this case, you still want to be able to relax once you lay down but your big screen TV or entertainment system is still packed away. No worries, just pull out the small TV or stereo you took with you in your car and you’ll be able to relax on your first night even though your major electronics are still packed.
  3. Pre-game:You don’t have to necessarily move everything at one time. If possible, move some stuff before your official moving day so when it comes, you’ll be more prepared. For example, maybe you know someone with a truck and they can move your bed for you before your moving day. If you can do this then you’ll be able to just lay down for a quick rest once you’ve moved in. There’s nothing worse than realizing after a long day of moving that you still have put together your bed before you can go to sleep.
  4. With theses 3 tips, your move should become a lot easier.

Your move is very important and there is nothing like being prepared for your move. Understanding your rights will save you from a ton of headache and wasted money. For more information about your upcoming move, you can visit your state/local movers association or ProtectYourMove.gov. Take control of your move