5 Things People Forget to Pack When Moving

Moving is an overwhelming process because there are a million things to do in such little time. It’s no surprise that many movers forget a thing or two during the moving process. However, there are 5 things movers shouldn’t forget to pack on their moving day. If you are in the process of moving, the team at Affordable Quality Moving and Storage has put together a list of items you shouldn’t forget to take with you to your new home.

Important documents

It is vital you don’t forget to pack essential documents. We recommend preparing a folder or binder with all the essential documents so that you don’t leave them behind at your old home.

Important documentation includes:

  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Drivers licenses
  • Diplomas
  • Professional qualifications
  • Work contracts
  • Property deeds
  • Mortgage documents and rental agreements
  • Insurance policies
  • Bank statements and tax receipts
  • Vehicle registrations and auto insurance policies


Medications are another item that many movers forget to pack. Remember to get all your medicines out of your medicine cabinet and pack them in a box of essential items. You should also sort out your medicine and throw out anything that’s expired and that you no longer need.

Overnight Bag

We recommend all movers to pack an overnight bag for the first day at their new home. The last thing you want to do is search for a clean pair of clothes or bed sheets after an exhausting day. Preparing an overnight bag will make your life a whole lot easier. You can pack your overnight back with clean clothes, pajamas, bed sheets, and any toiletry items you will need.

Pick Up Items Left at the Dry Cleaner’s

Another common thing that many movers forget is to pick up clothes left at the dry cleaner’s. It is easy to forget clothes at the dry cleaner’s because movers are so preoccupied with many other tasks. Some of the items we drop off at the dry cleaners may even include large coats or special occasion attire, making it easy to forget.

Packing & Unpacking Services in Santa Clarita

Affordable Quality Moving and Storage wants to make your life as easy as possible during your move. That is why we offer packing and unpacking services from experienced professionals who know how to get the job done fast. If you want to keep a hands-on approach, tell us how you’d like things packed and our team will work according to your specifications. Place your trust in our licensed and professional Santa Clarita movers!

Contact our team of moving experts today for a free estimate at (661) 622-2636!