Things You Are Likely To Forget To Pack When Moving

Packing is one of the most difficult things when moving, especially if you have hired a mover but reserved the packing for yourself. It is not just the physical difficulty of packing; it is also mentally taxing, which is why you may forget to pack some of your things while moving. Here are some of the things you are most likely to forget:

Gardening Tools and Furniture

Outside furniture and tools are easy to forget about, especially if you are packing in a hurry and the items are outside the house. Maybe you left some of your gardening tools in the backyard, forgot to store the lawnmower or forgot about your garden bench that is now covered with flowers. Therefore, make it a point to go through your garden and compound and pack everything.

Toilet Plunger

The toilet plunger, plus other toilet tools and supplies, are also easy to forget about. This is even more likely if your toilet tools are not in plain view but rather hidden behind other things. Few people think of including the toilet in their list of rooms to pack, probably because it doesn't contain many household items.

Items Stored Outside the Home

If you have some items stored outside the home, for example in self-storage facilities, then you run a huge risk of forgetting about them when planning a move. This is especially true if you have been storing the items for a long time and you paid an upfront fee for the storage space.

Items Loaned Out To Others

If a friend or two borrowed some of your items, then this is another category of items you can easily forget about when packing for a move. Again, this is especially likely if the items have been in your friend's hands for a long time. Maybe you loaned a lawnmower or cooking book collection to a neighbor, and they are the type of people who don't return borrowed things promptly.

Clothes at the Drycleaner

Lastly, it is also easy to forget about clothes at the dry cleaner, especially if you are executing the move as a last minute thing. The same is true of items taken out for service or repair outside the home.

The best way to remember to pack everything is to have a moving checklist that you can tick as your moving day nears. It also helps to start planning your move as early as possible. Don't forget that many moving companies can also handle the service for you at a fee. 

Contact a company like Fairfax  Transfer and Storage Inc. for more information and assistance.