7 most common things people forget to pack


People forget things. Whenever we are put under a lot of stress, like during a relocation, for example, our memory-writing and memory-reading capabilities often seem to become too defective to serve us well during these transitional periods. This results in us ending up with a number of important things we forget to do and pack when moving to a new home. You probably will not forget to pack your TV, your computer or your favorite coffee table, but there are also some other household items in your home; some seriously important, that you might simply forget to take with you.

Here are the 7 most common things that people forget to pack when they move to a new house.

Bathroom items

Your bathroom items are usually the very last things that get packed. You are likely to have use of them until the very last moment. You’ll probably want to take a quick shower just before it is time to move out of your house, so all your bathroom things such as your shampoo, hair conditioner, shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, towels, and even hair dryer will remain there unpacked.

The chances are that your bath mat and your shower curtains will also be waiting for you to pack them for the move. Make sure that you go to the bathroom and take a final look before it is time for you to leave. After all, it can be somewhat awkward to take a shower in your new home without a shower curtain.

Prescription medication

Medication is one of the most commonly forgotten things to pack when relocating because it often gets left in medicine cabinets or closets. And while it is okay to forget a few bottles of Aspirin, you might have indispensable prescription medication that you regularly need, probably even daily, and forgetting to take such vital medicines with you may turn out to be a serious problem. Do not forget your medication, it can be crucial and shouldn’t be left behind. Go through your medicine cabinet to make sure that you packed all the medication you require and keep it in your essentials box which will stay with you throughout your move. Remember to take your first-aid kit as well.

Loaned items

People always forget to pack the items that they have lent out to friends and family members. Stop for a moment and try to remember if someone has borrowed anything from you recently. These items could be DVDs, books, shoes, pieces of clothing, etc. If you are only moving a short distance, then failing to get your loaned items back should not be a big deal because you can collect those things after the move. However, if you’re moving across the country or even to another country altogether, then it will be much harder to get your things back. Still, packing up fewer items will save you both packing time and shipping expenses, so maybe the upcoming move is a good excuse to forget about the things you have lent out.

Items placed in storage

Sometimes storage areas get neglected or underestimated during the packing process, which may lead to you failing to pack up and move some important items that have been placed in storage before the packing process. Double-check all storage spaces in your home such as the attic, basement, garage or tool shed, and see if there are any items you just have to move with you. If so, then prepare them for packing. Also, you may have rented an outside storage facility, such as a self-storage unit, where you probably keep a number of useful things you’d love to take with you as well. So, go through all storage areas and make sure you haven’t forgotten to pack something valuable.

Important documents

It might be disastrous to forget to pack your important documents, especially the ones you are going to need during or immediately after you have moved to a new house. Make sure that all of your essential documents remain with you regardless of what phase the move is in. You should prepare a moving binder and keep all of your necessary documentation inside it. Do not forget to pack all of your important personal documents, employment, and work-related documents, housing documents, legal and financial documents, motor vehicle documents, medical records, school records, etc.

Clothes at the dry cleaner’s

Sometimes you drop off clothes at the dry cleaner’s, and then you are getting ready to move out, and you have forgotten all about them. This is usually the case when you have decided to dry clean clothes that you only wear on special occasions or that are out of season. So, it is evident that you should collect any clothes that you dropped off at the dry cleaner’s when you start packing for your move. Try to recall if you have any clothes at your local dry cleaner’s, or just call them to make sure.

Valuables hidden around the home

The most common things people forget to pack when moving are the various types of valuables that they have hidden around the house. This includes anything from cash, expensive jewelry to family heirlooms. If you have a secret hiding spot in your house or apartment, then your first task is to go through it. The same applies if you have a portable safe or a safety deposit box. Make a list of the most valuable things you own and then check off each one as you pack the items safely into the moving boxes. Remember that your essentials box, or boxes, must stay with you throughout the entire relocation process.

If you are looking for a moving company to help you relocate to your new home then look no further than Flat Price Movers and Auto Transport. We are a professional and reliable moving company that can help you to move to and from anywhere in the country. We are looking forward to your call.