When you think about an essentials box for your residential move, you might only focus on the basics. For instance, clothes, toiletries, and a towel may top the list.
But, like when you travel, you’ll need access to your technology and the things that support them. So, you want to avoid searching through 10 boxes to find it.
Keep these five electronic items in your essentials box. That way, you’ll be ready to start setting up.
If you’re like most people, you regularly use a smartphone and a laptop. So, remember the chargers for both of them.
Sometimes, chargers are large and take up a lot of space. Instead, you can buy compact options that charge multiple devices at once. If you decide to go this route, test them in advance.
If your move involves various stops, consider bringing an extra cable. That way, if one breaks, you can still charge the device.
Bringing your laptop with you is a great idea. You can better ensure its condition throughout the move, and it is available when needed.
Put your laptop in a well-fitting laptop case. When you place it into a backpack, separate it from other items.
If your laptop is several years old, you may need to charge it during the move. Old batteries may not hold power as well, especially if you leave them off for several days.
3. Cordless Drill
When you get to your new home, you’ll probably find slight problems you need to fix. For example, a loose screw or a hanging outlet plate is easy to fix with a cordless drill.
Cordless drills are great because they run on batteries, so you don’t need to find a place to plug them in. Depending on the task, they usually come with a set of bits you can swap. In addition, they come in handy for furniture reassembly.
4. Portable Light Source
You never quite know what to expect when entering your new home. For example, it may have functioning electricity but no light bulbs. So a portable light source is crucial.
A flashlight is a great option, particularly if you need a spotlight on the go. However, keep in mind that flashlights may only point in one direction.
If you suspect you will need more lighting in the first few days, consider upgrading to a battery-operated lamp. Newer LED models use less battery power, so they last longer.
5. Battery Backup
Ideally, you have plenty of power available in your new home. However, in practice, it might take a couple of days to get it going. Having some battery support could make all the difference.
Portable batteries and power stations come in a variety of sizes and capacities. You could get something small to charge up your phone. A power station the size of a lunchbox might be enough to charge all your electronics.
Before you buy anything, check to see how fast it re-charges. It’s also worth discovering if you can use it while you charge it.
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Your essentials box should include a few electronics that will help you during the first week in your new home. Call us today to learn more about the benefits of hiring professional movers.