No matter how carefully you’ve packed your belongings when moving to a new home, you may still lose some of them. This can be a major inconvenience, dampening your exciting moving experience. Here’s a list of commonly misplaced items, and we offer some tips on organizing them.
Common Lost Items During Your Move
- Valuables: Most people store their valuables in secret spaces, which can easily be forgotten during a move. To avoid forgetting them, pack them in your essential boxes. Whether these valuables consist of jewelry or antiques, consider carrying them in person or placing them in a safe storage location during your move.
- Seasonal items: Seasonal items range from holiday decorations to Halloween costumes. Since you don’t see them all year round, they are typically stored in the attic or other storage locations. When packing your items, it’s best to check all your storage locations to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything.
- Chargers and cables: It can be trouble if you lose your phone or computer chargers and cables during the move. Consider placing all your important chargers into one box. If you have spares, it’s best to store them in a separate box.
- Medication: Medicines usually end up lost during a move. On the day of the move, you may forget to check some of your drawers, especially for items you had to leave out of your big boxes. For your medication, keep them in an area safe from children but still within sight so you can remember to pick them up when the time comes.
How to Avoid Losing Items When Moving
When packing your items, you should consider packing one room at a time. In each room of your home, put a few empty boxes and packing materials. Start at one point in the room and work your way around the room until all your belongings are safely packed in their respective boxes.
Additionally, to reduce the chances of losing items, you should make a master list of what’s in all the boxes and which room each box goes into. This way, you have control over where your belongings will go in your new place. Also, don’t forget to label the boxes on the top and sides. Mark boxes with fragile furniture with “fragile” so your movers can take care of your items properly.
If you’re planning to move, get in touch with Around Town Movers! Rest assured that we double-check your home to ensure nothing is left in your home during your move. Call us today at (703) 682-5922, or fill out our online contact form to book an appointment. We’re proud to serve the communities in and around Washington, DC, and Sterling, VA.