Moving Reminders

Keep this Accessable

Depending on your personal circumstances while Packing and Moving from Point A to Point B - Z, a few days could pass... You may need specific items during that time. Here is a list of items you may want to consider keeping in an easily accessible location for yourself and others (if applicable and in no particular order):

  • Items that you would take with you on a short trip/vacation
  • Prescription Medications (Yourself and persons under your care) &
  • Medical Equipment (Defibrillator, Inhaler, Oxygen, Walker, Gloves, etc.)
  • Non-Prescription Medications (See: "Cold and Flu Tips")
  • Vitamins
  • Dietary Restriction needs (program specific or allergy)
  • Snack Foods (Nutrition Bar, Protein Bar/Powder, Fruit, Vegetable)
  • Hydration Fluids (Water, Juice, Instant Coffee, etc.)
  • Toiletries (Hair Care, Toothbrush, Floss, Soaps, Cotton Swab, Tweezers, Contact Cleaner, Lotions, etc.)
  • Hearing Aids and Batteries
  • Glasses (Sunglasses, Reading glasses, Prescriptions glasses)
  • Makeup (Feminine Products)
  • Personal Grooming Equipment (Hair Brush, Nail clippers, etc.)
  • Perfume or Cologne 
  • Undergarments (Socks, etc...)
  • Change of Clothes (Weather and Season Appropriate)
  • Accessories (Belt, Tie, Scarf, Earmuffs, Hat, Umbrella, Gloves, etc.)
  • Shoes (activity specific)
  • Jewelry
  • Cash/Credit/Debit
  • Drivers License/Identification/Passport/Security or ID Badge
  • Medical Directive (DPA, Legal Paperwork)
  • Work/Employment Related Items (Paperwork, Files, Tools, etc.)
  • ​Religious or Non-Religious Items
  • Tools (Work Related, New Home Related, Vehicle Related)
  • Personal Media Device [PMD] (IPad, Tablet, Phone, etc.)
  • PMD Accessories (Charger, Case, Screen Protector, etc.)
  • Children's items (Toy, Movie, Blanket, etc.)
  • Diapers and Diaper Accessories (Wipes, Garbage Bag, Pins, etc.)
  • Swimming Equipment (Flotation Device, Sunscreen, Suit, etc.)
  • Pet Related Items (Food, Medication, Water Bowl, Leash, etc.)
  • Keys (Vehicle, Storage Unit, Safety Deposit, Mailbox, Work, etc.)

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The Stuff

  • Keep medications and other "personal items" that you may need quickly, with you in an easy, and safe to reach, location.
  • Irreplaceable, Priceless, Valuable, and Personal items should be moved by the legal owner, if and when medically possible.
  • If your "stuff" is of Higher value to you than friends and/or family, you should have those items moved by an approved licensed and insured moving entity (or move it yourself).
  • Consult your attorney for additional items.
  • Therapy may also be an option... It's only Stuff.

Loading Tips:

  • Items may shift or move during transit (example: Turning corners and Breaking). So secure heavy items so that they will not damage other items.
  • Load Large Bulky items first and up front. This will allow you to pack smaller items around the Larger items. (Use your discretion)
  • Have plenty of Packaging tape, Twine/Rope, and Moving Blankets to keep you items in safe and secure.

The Help

If you have Friends helping you, you should do your utmost to insure their Health and Safety. Be prepared to provide the following:

  • Moving Gloves
  • Back Brace
  • Proper shoes to avoid injuries (ex. Ankle, tripping, etc.)
  • Proper lighting
  • Clear Pathways
  • Food and Appropriate Beverages to maintain hydration
  • Possible Medical Care (ex. From Bandaids to Chiropractic and/or Massage to Hospital)
  • Consult your attorney for additional items

The Vehicle

There are many benefits of renting a truck or moving van. Your belongings will be more weather and wind resistant in a rental van. And you avoid the following potential problems when borrowing a friends pickup truck.

If you are borrowing a Friends car/truck/van/other (especially if by your request), you should be prepared to cover the following expenses:

  • Verify if meets Federal/State/Local/Your safety standards beforehand.
  • Gas, including returning with a Full Gas Tank (Or Diesel depending on vehicle requirements).
  • Pay for Mechanical problems that occurred During-Your-Use (Your friendship is more important than determining prior usage leading up to "said problem").
  • Offer to repair upholstery or body dents, dings, scratches from use.
  • Cost associated with an accident. (including providing them with a rental)
  • Verify that your items are packed and secured to your approval (this includes weight distribution and tie downs).
  • A Rental Truck/Van or Moving Service may be a more sensible solution.
  • Consult your attorney for additional items