Buying a Home May 10, 2021

Moving Day Survival Kit

Moving day has a lot of moving parts. Almost everything you own is stored for transit, and finding one or two essential items can be a major headache, even if you are prepared and organized with labeled boxes.

To make the day as smooth as possible, I advise my clients make a “Moving Day Survival Kit.” It’s surprising how helpful having these items at your disposal is when you first land at your new home. From paper plates and plastic flatware for lunch to toilet paper for the obvious reasons, the Moving Day Survival Kit can be a real life-saver as you sort out where the furniture and boxes need to be.

Below is a list of what I recommend you pack in your Moving Day Survival Kit:

  • Paper towels
  • Glass cleaner
  • Baby wipes
  • Sharpie marker
  • Duct or packing tape
  • Large garbage bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Tape measure
  • Picture hangers/anchors
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Pliers
  • Box cutters (at least two)
  • Scissors (at least two)
  • Hammer
  • Small level or download a leveling app on your smartphone
  • Plastic silverware
  • Paper plates
  • Disposable / Solo cups
  • Light bulbs in high & low wattage
  • Extension cord(s)
  • First-aid Kit

An inexpensive plastic bin is a great way to assemble and store the kit separate from your other possessions. Feel free to add/omit items as you see fit, but you’re sure to have everything covered with this list.

Tips & Tricks for an Easy Move

According to, below are a few extra tips that will make moving day a little less stressful.

  • Find free moving boxes at recycling drop-off points, as well as on Craigslist,, and Freecycle
  • Reuse original boxes for electronics and appliances
  • Schedule a donation pick-up for free. Remember to save donation receipts for tax season
  • Obtain quotes from at least three different moving companies
  • Have lots of water bottles on hand when moving
  • If you are hiring movers, take photos of your belongings before packing them
  • Color-code your moving boxes and household items with post-it notes
  • Bring a door stopper with you
  • Get extra cash to tip movers

Consider Moving to Prescott, AZ

If you are looking to make a move soon, consider moving to Prescott, Arizona. You will find countless activities to do in Prescott, including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, local breweries, restaurants, and shopping. All of this, plus a hometown feel that keeps Prescott visitors, young and old, coming back year after year.

Give Me a Call

Once the territorial capital of the state, Prescott, Arizona, is rich with history embodied in its world-famous Whiskey Row, the historic courthouse, and abundant historical landmarks. Whether you’re seeking to relax in a natural environment filled with beauty and wildlife or the history of “Everybody’s Hometown”, you will find something that will interest you.

Prescott is located in the Bradshaw Mountains at an altitude of 5,400 feet. The average high temperature in the winter in Prescott is around 52 degrees and averages 89 in the summer. There are approximately 43,000 people in Prescott, but the surrounding “Quad-City” area of Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Prescott Valley and the smaller towns of Mayer, Paulden, and Wilhoit, comprise around 103,000 people.

I love to help buyers and sellers on their journey to moving day. When you are ready to make a move to a different home, give me a call! 928-830-6976