It does not matter where you are going or how long the journey is, be it to the end of the world or just across town, and you will need an essential moving bag with some of the items you will not want to lose among all the other items you may be packing. Having a proper organization of all the necessary items, and storing them in the moving essentials bag can be very helpful in saving you from the stress of impromptu movements.
The length of your trip plays a significant role in the size of the bag and amount of essentials you may need to carry. If the trip is going to be short, you can improvise with a gym bag. But, if the trip will be longer than usual, you may need something much bigger than gym bags, since you may leave other of your belongings behind. The idea of a moving essentials bag is that it should contain all the necessary items you may need on your trip. You do not need to overpack a moving essentials bag. All you need are the most important things you need, and you are good to go. You should also organize the bag accurately for easy access to those essentials.
Now, what are those things you may need to pack in your moving essentials bag?
What should be packed in a moving essentials bag varies from individual to individual, but there are some important things an average person cannot do without. They are:
Basic toiletries: You would not want to go through the experience of looking for your toothbrush or sponge when you want to take your bath or brush your teeth. To solve this problem, you could pack a toiletries bag with these basic toiletries you won’t be able to do without. Some of them are deodorants, toothpaste and toothbrush, bathing soaps and sponges, hand sanitizers, perfumes, creams, etc.
Your keys and wallets: Two of the easiest things to misplace are your wallet and keys. You just have to pray you did not lose them when you were on the move, or you may have misplaced them forever. It is advisable to store these two items in a purse and keep this purse in your moving essentials bag. That way, you are more certain that it is safe.
Medical supply: Health is wealth as they say. So, neglecting your health can be often disastrous. That is why you need to pack your medication in your moving essentials bag when you are ready to move. The regular medications you use and those prescribed medications you may not be able to obtain on your way should be an important part of your bag. Don't assume anything, if you think you might stay longer, take the full medical kit. If not, select the ones you will need, in case of emergencies.
Your important documents: Everyone is very careful when it comes to handling important documents, keeping them in hidden places in homes and offices. But, what if you are on the move? You may need them where you are going so the same care should be accorded to the documents. The essential documents that are popularly carried are passports, driver's licenses, social security cards, registrations, certificates, amongst other things.
Some handy electronics: There are some electronic devices and gadgets you use almost every day. Nobody is talking about your television sets, fridges, air conditioners, and all. Simple gadgets like phones, laptops, smaller radios, headsets, etc. are those handy devices you may need. You also need to pack their chargers, or you may have just carried heavy loads for nothing.
Some clothes: You cannot go for a trip of more than a day and not pack some clothes with you. Bringing your full wardrobe is out of the question, but there are some of those personal clothing you would need with you. Some of these clothes include underwear, pyjamas, pants, shirts, skirts, and other warm clothes in case of cold.
A portable tool kit, some edibles, and water: You may need to do some repairs on your trip so a tool kit may come in handy. This tool kit could contain standard tools like a wrench, screwdriver, measuring tape, circuit tester, small hammer, etc. Also, imagine a scenario where the journey takes longer than usual, or you did not have time to eat before moving. If you did not take water and edibles with you, you might regret the journey. So, put a few edibles, water, and a portable toolkit to the list of items to be contained in your moving essentials bag.
There are some other things you may need, especially if you are a nursing mother, or a father travelling with a family. But, these things listed above can be classified as the essentials. So, whenever you want to make a trip, long or short, look at this list and pick most of these items. You will be glad you did.