Moving is always a stressful time. You have professional movers doing all the heavy lifting and you are filled with excitement and anxiety at the same time. While making sure everything is boxed up ready to load in the truck, there are several important items that you need to have access to before, during, and immediately after the move. 

It’s impossible to remember everything so here is a must-have list to make your move easier:

Basic Tools

Having a moving tool kit is vital because there’s always a last-minute fix-up or repair. These are essential items that you need quick access to. 

  • Tape measure
  • Packing tape
  • Scissors
  • Multi-head screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Box cutter


You need to know what you are doing and where you are going. Having all your paperwork in order and at your side will make it a worry-free experience.

  • Inventory list
  • Moving company contract
  • Address book
  • Map
  • Personal ID
  • To-do list

Medicine and Toiletries 

On the morning of moving day, you need all your bathroom routine items to get started. If your move involves several days then these are a must-have for the overnights along the way. You also need quick access to them when you arrive at your new place.

  • Prescriptions
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenex 
  • Headache medicine
  • Personal hygiene products

Cleaning Products 

When you arrive at your new home, you have to hit the ground running with washing everything. From the kitchen counters and sink to the entire washroom, you need quick access to all your cleaning supplies. This is the first box you should open.

  • Spray/powder cleaners
  • Wash rags
  • Toilet scrubber
  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap
  • Mop
  • Bucket

Travel Essentials 

The last and most important things you need are the travel essentials. These are the items you use during the move. This will keep everyone happy and busy on the road, allowing you to concentrate on the day.

  • Snacks/drinks
  • Toys
  • Electronics
  • chargers/batteries
  • Wet wipes

This list of items you will make your moving day a little less chaotic. Hiring a professional mover is essential for having your relocation done right and on time. Master Movers is here to make it happen quickly and affordably. Remember, we do not move any flammable gas bottles or detergent aerosols with flammable label warnings. This is for our safety and the safety of your items. We also will pack a priority box at your request.

Master Movers have offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban and we are here to help with all the heavy lifting. Let the movers do all the hard work and you take care of the essentials. For more information about finding the right moving company, contact us today.