Moving day can be hectic! Between getting those final items into boxes, making sure everything makes it onto the truck, and keeping track of the kids, pets, and car keys, you’ve got a lot on your hands – so it makes sense that certain things tend to fall through the cracks. Unfortunately, forgetting even a tiny detail can prolong or complicate the moving process. With that in mind, here are eight big things you can’t afford to forget on moving day: 1. Packing your important documents While some documents can languish in a box for months until you need them, you’ll need to get your hands on others right after moving. To make this easier, grab a big binder, fill it with clear inserts, and use it to organize all the essential documents for your home. Here are some examples: Personal documents. This includes passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates, driver’s licenses, and professional paperwork for every family member. Employment documents. Including W2s and tax information, work contracts, change orders, and anything else that applies to your job. House documents. Including property deeds, rental leases, mortgage documents, insurance paperwork, and more. Financial documents. Including password and account lists, bank statements, receipts, and brokerage statements. Car documents. Auto insurance policies and vehicle registration proof should always be somewhere you can find them easily. Once you’ve collected these items, keep the binder with you at all times. Transporting these essential documents yourself will make it easier to find them when you need them. Depending on whether you have children (and their ages), you might also want to collect school rerecords and medical paperwork to make transfers into a new school easier. 2. Keeping your medicine handy There are few items in your home you truly use every day, but medications make the list. On moving day, make sure your essential medicines and supplements are where you can find them. We recommend packing them in a toiletries bag and keeping them close to you at all times. Before you pack these items, check the labels to ensure the medications are correct and that none of them are past their expiration date. 3. Protecting valuable items A reputable removing company like Gallo will offer special residential moving services for valuable or delicate items. Still, there are certain items you might not want to let out of your sight. Before moving day gets underway, consider what you’d like to do with any cash you may have on hand, family heirlooms, keepsakes, and jewelry. Generally, we recommend packing anything you may want to take with you in a small box and taking advantage of our comprehensive, secure moving services for everything else. 4. Preparing for the First Meal at the new Place The last thing you’ll want to do when you arrive at your new house is to break out the fine china and cook a seven-course meal. With this in mind, plan ahead to keep things simple. Grab some paper plates and disposable cutlery and call in a pick-up order for dinner from your favorite restaurant. 5. Cleaning out the Storage Shed Out of sight, out of mind: it’s true for most things, including the items you have in storage. If you’re moving locally, you might wait to deal with your storage shed until another day. If you’re moving across state lines, though, you’ll have to make a plan to deal with your storage items before you head to your new place. 6. Collect Your Chargers Keep your devices energized by collecting your phone and laptop chargers easily accessible. Store them in your “go-bag,” along with backup chargers for your car. This will help ensure you always have the charge you need to keep going. 7. Bring (or Buy) Some Shower Curtains There are all sorts of small items you’ll need to add to your new home – and shower curtains reign supreme among them. To pave the way for that first long, hot, well-deserved shower at your new place, make sure to pack your shower curtains or pick up some new ones before you move in. 8. Prepare Your Household Plants Moving can be tough on household plants. To give them a leg up, make sure you’re taking care of them during the move. If it’s cold out on moving day, cover plants in trash bags or light plastics to prevent them from getting frostbite. If you’re moving on a hot day, give your plants a big drink before you pack them onto the truck. Gallo Makes Moving Simple Moving day is hectic enough. Don’t make it harder on yourself by attempting to do it all alone. Contact Gallo Moving and Storage to learn more about our team of professional movers and how we can help streamline and simplify your moving process.