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The Ultimate Checklist For Your Moving Essentials Bag

Dec 30, 2018 | Local Movers Northern Colorado

It’s late at night, and you pull up to your new home. You’re too tired to unload the last truck’s worth of belongings, so you shuffle inside with exhaustion weighing your eyes shut. You want to collapse on your mattress in the corner, but you decide to take a shower first. As you walk into the bathroom, you remember that you packed your body wash, toothbrush, and deodorant in a box somewhere. You begin to dig through boxes. You realize your medication is in a box somewhere, too. So you spend the next hour unpacking your bathroom just so you can take a shower and go to sleep.

At Skyline Moving Company, we believe that moving shouldn’t be this difficult. We provide comprehensive moving services to make your life easier as you move. We also share a number of blog articles that give you tips, tricks, and advice on how to make the entire moving process slightly more tolerable. In this article, we will share the importance and reasons for packing a moving essentials duffle bag.

Checklist For Your Moving Essentials Bag

  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Medications
  • Important Documents
  • Electronics
  • Contact Information & Address
  • Pen and Paper
  • Basic Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper
  • Small Multi-Tool
  • Change of Clothes
  • Water and Snacks

Wallet And Keys

As you move, it can be easy to lose your wallet, purse, or keys in the hustle and bustle. If you usually keep these items in a bag or purse, then you will have a harder time losing them. Unfortunately, keys and wallets tend to get lost in the shuffle. A moving essentials bag gives you an anchor point as you move your belongings.


If you take daily or bi-weekly medication, it’s important to keep them in an accessible place while you’re moving. In most cases, we can move our homes in a day or two, but in the event that it takes longer could mean the medication you packed in a box somewhere is inaccessible when you need it most. A moving essentials bag allows you to keep your medications in a safe place, away from the moving mess.

Important Documents and Identification

Passports, moving documents, receipts, and more all need to remain accessible during the moving process. What’s more, any medical information that you or your children need to keep available can be stored in your bag in case of an emergency.


Your phone, tablet, or laptop need to stay away from the moving boxes. It can be disheartening to pack electronics correctly and still find them broken or cracked when you unpack them. Keep these in your moving essentials bag so that they stay safe and intact.

New Address

You may know where your new residence is located, but what about the rest of the group. You will want to keep your new address on a piece of paper somewhere that you can share with others as they help you move. You can snap a picture and text it to your friends, or you can simply text it to them.

Pen and Paper

We live in a digital world, but a pen and paper still help in certain situations. You may need to jot a few things down. Your phone may die. In any case, having a pen and some paper helps you keep track of important information whilst in the middle of a stressful move.

Basic Toiletries

Toothbrush, body wash, toilet paper, deodorant, makeup, toothpaste, etc all need to be stored somewhere accessible. You can put them in a box, but that will make them more difficult to access later. Add them to a series of plastic zip bags and store them in your moving essentials bag.

A Roll of Toilet Paper

It’s never a good feeling to arrive at your new home and not have any toilet paper. In fact, it’s even worse when you stop at a local gas station or restaurant and find yourself without the essentials. This is why you want to keep at least one roll in your moving essentials bag.

A Small Multi-Tool

As you move, things will break, loosen, or completely go amiss. If you want to keep at least two of these three from ruining your move, keep a small multi-tool in your moving essentials bag.

A Change of Clothes

Your move will most likely take more than one day. In most cases, it can take an entire week to move your home. You don’t want to get caught without a change of clothes due to your closet being packed away in a truck or at the other house. Keep a change of clothes in your bag so that you do not have to wear the same thing twice in one week.

Water and Snacks

We can forget to eat while we’re moving. It can be tough to put the boxes down and pick up a nice, delicious meal. When you keep water and snacks in your bag, you can eat in between moving boxes or if you get caught in traffic while on the move.

Get A Moving Service Quote Today!

If you’re in the middle of planning a move, Skyline Moving Company can help. We offer local moving services in northern Colorado to homeowners. Remember, pack a moving essentials bag to make the process easier on you, your family, and your friends. Call us today for a free estimate.