Whether you’re moving internationally or just down the street, packing a moving bag with essential items will not only give you peace of mind but also provide easy access to items you’ll need during the moving process. Depending on the length of your moving journey, your moving bag might be a backpack, a duffel bag, or even a suitcase.

Why Should I Pack a Moving Bag?

Anyone who has moved knows that moving day gets hectic, and it’s easy for things to end up in places they might not belong. Whether it’s important paperwork you don’t want to get lost in the shuffle or medications you may need throughout the day, this bag should contain anything you’ll want on hand during the moving process.

What Should Go Inside?

important documents

1. Important Documents

You’ll want to keep important documents close, such as birth certificates, passports, social security cards, titles, and registrations. Doing so during the moving process will give you peace of mind.

2. Medications and Vitamins

Be sure not to pack away any medications you may need throughout your move—especially prescription medications that you can’t easily replace if needed. We recommend putting all medications and vitamins you may need into your moving bag for safekeeping and easy access.

3. Phone, Wallet, Keys

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it can be easy to misplace belongings in the shuffle of a move. Rather than keeping your phone, wallet, and keys on you, it may be easier to tuck them safely into your moving bag.

4. Basic Toiletries and Cosmetics

The last thing you’ll want to do when arriving at your new home is digging through boxes to find your toothbrush. Pack any toiletries and cosmetics you know you’ll want right away into your moving bag for easy access.

Tool kit

5. Small Tool Kit

If you had to disassemble any furniture items before loading them into the moving truck, it’s a good idea to stow a small tool kit into your moving bag so you can easily reassemble them when you arrive at your new home.

6. Electronics and Chargers

Be sure to pack any electronics, like tablets and laptops, into your moving bag for easy access. It may also be helpful to pack remotes for your TV and other home entertainment devices into this bag as well. And don’t forget the chargers too!

7. A Few Changes of Clothes

Even if your move will only be a day-long process, having a change of clothes handy is essential. Moving day can be tasking, and having a clean pair of clothes on hand to change into when the hustle and bustle of the move is over can be a game-changer.

If you’re about to embark on a multi-day move, be sure to pack a few pairs of clothes and some pajamas too!



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