The moving process can be frantic. There are so many things to buy and pack before moving into the new house. However, most people are likely to forget the important daily items such as basic tools and cleaning products.

Here’s a list of the things compiled by Relocate Stress Free, which are most likely to be forgotten. Yet, these are very important for facilitating a stress free move.

suppliesFixing and adjustment tools

Things usually get broken during relocation. There may be a need to fix new objects in the new home. These are the tools that need to be carried along:

Screwdriver, nails and screws, hammer, tape measure, utility knife, putty knife, wrench, pliers, extension cords, light bulbs, flashlights, plunger, candles, matches, chargers, batteries, ladder/step stool, dustpan and broom, scissors, pencil/pen and paper, shovel, lawnmower, masking tape and binder/paper clips.

Cleaning supplies

Even if the previous owner of the new house scrubbed it clean before leaving, it’s good to do a basic cleaning. Most people moving often forget to bring along essential cleaning supplies for a fresh start. However, the last thing anyone would want to do is run back to the home outlets because they failed to purchase detergents.

Here’s a list of basic cleaning supplies needed to for a fresh start in the new home:

  • Rubber gloves
  • laundry detergent
  • bleach
  • dish washing detergent/liquid
  • magic eraser
  • hand-washing detergent/liquid
  • different cleansers for wood
  • glass
  • grease
  • bucket sponges
  • mop
  • scrub brush
  • toothbrush for removing grout
  • microfiber sweeper
  • disinfecting wipes
  • vacuum cleaner for carpets
  • white vinegar as glass cleanser
  • baking soda for scrubbing stubborn stains

suppliesBathroom and kitchen essentials

Toilet paper is among the most forgotten items during a move. Apart from that, there are other bathroom and kitchen items to bring along. Here’s a list of the items:


  • bathroom cleanser
  • toilet cleanser
  • shower curtain
  • paper towels
  • plates/silverware/cups
  • pans and pots
  • bottle and can openers
  • spoons/spatula/tongs/peeler,
  • knife set
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • oven mitt
  • stove cleanser
  • fire extinguisher

Good luck with your move!