Checklist for First time Moving Out

Checklist for First time Moving Out

When the time comes to leave your childhood home, it can be exciting to be moving into your own place, but it can also be overwhelming with a long list of things to do and buy. Slowing down and purchasing essentials first can help you narrow down a long list to a few key items.

Here, we'll go over how to tackle your first-time move room by room.

Living room: Your living room is most likely where you will spend the majority of your time. It should be a relaxing place to unwind at the end of the day. Consider whether your living room can accommodate a large couch, a small sofa, or oversized chairs. When planning your move, consider the size of your larger items to determine the size of moving truck you will need to rent. Take measurements of your large pieces and send them to our team at Elite Truck Rental for advice on your box truck. Also, if you have cable service, make sure to transfer it to your new address.

Kitchen: Protect your fragile dishes and cookware by carefully wrapping them and packing them in moving boxes. If your new place already has a fridge, take the time to thoroughly clean it and buy necessary supplies, such as milk, orange juice, breakfast food, and so on, so that you can enjoy your first morning in your new place after you move in. Purchase key small appliances such as a coffee maker, microwave, blender, and others based on your level of cooking expertise. Food will be at the center of your events if you enjoy entertaining, so gather enough dishes and trays to serve your guests.

Bedroom: Packing up your room from your parents' house is a great time to go through your clothes and belongings and decide what to toss, donate, or take with you. Pack your clothes from your dresser and keep hanging pieces on hangers if possible to make the moving process easier. Again, your bed is a large item, so make sure you have the measurements so you can determine whether it will fit in your moving truck rental.

Cleaning materials: Don't forget to stock up on items that will keep your home clean and sparkling. You will need a vacuum cleaner, mop, broom, toilet brush and cleaner, bleach cleaner, glass cleaner, paper towels, rags, general all-purpose cleaner, dish detergent, sponges, and toilet paper.

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