3 moving must haves

3 Moving Must Haves

The essentials you must have when moving.

moving essentials, moving must haves

3 Moving Must Haves


So often in life, it's the little things that undo the best laid plans. Your long distance move can be torpedoed by some of the very things that are essential to a successful move.

Learn more about moving essentials. Labels. A moving project travels on its labels, since you want to make sure everything ends up in its proper place. Ideally you should use a labeling system that is color coded in order to allow for movers to know exactly where each box should end up at the final destination. Purple goes in living room, pink in your daughter's room, blue in your son's room, you get the picture. Place these colors by the door to each room so movers know what color label goes in what room. Simple enough?

Strong boxes. Nothing ruins your day faster than the bottom dropping out of a well packed box. It gets worse if the items involved are breakable. Spring for the strong boxes that can take some abuse. It may add a little to the budget, but is definitely worth it.

Pack the basics. At least one box needs to be set aside for basic needs such as toiletries, underwear, towels, basically anything that you are going to need those first few days in your new home before you have successfully unpacked every box. This box should ideally be kept in your car in order to avoid loss or other disorganization problems.

As with any large project, the success is often found in the planning, and you will most certainly want to take those extra steps to ensure that your move goes smoothly and without incident. Write this stuff down and check it off as you go, and you will be able to view moving day as an event to be enjoyed and not stressed over.

Storage Locations

Los Angeles
5698 Bandini Blvd B.
Bell, CA 90201
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 102
CA - NY Express Cross Country Movers Los Angeles
Movers from LA to NYC
San Francisco
745 85th Ave
Suite L. Oakland, CA 94621
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 135
CA - NY Express Cross Country Movers San Francisco
Movers from SF to NYC
New York
210 Meadowlands Pkwy d,
Secaucus, NJ 07094
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 131
CA - NY Express Cross Country Movers New York
Movers from NYC to SF and LA

Business Hours(PST)

Monday: 8am - 4pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Shannon L.
Shannon L.
Jan 5, 2024

Movers who packed my things up in NY were great. I was also very impressed with how clear everything was, how fast the move coordinator Eric was with getting back to me. Read more testimonials

Danielle
Danielle Francisco
Feb 11, 2024

Terrific experience with Andres and his team. They were quick, efficient and very knowledgeable. Read more testimonials

Ria B.
Ria B.
Jan 10, 2024

Everything went smoothly with CA-NY Express Movers. They packed up my apt in NYC in no time, put it into storage for me while we found our new house. Read more testimonials

Back to top