Are you planning on making a life-changing move to San Diego? Before you call some reputable San Diego movers, you should consider some pre-move planning for your trip. We put together a list of the best tips for moving to San Diego so you can plan accordingly and without any hiccups. Check out these awesome tips!

Moving Tips To Add To Your Pre-Move Checklist After Calling Your San Diego Movers

These tips are vital, and some of them may surprise you.

Do your moving company research first.

Not all San Diego movers are created equal. Take the time to investigate different companies and settle for one that offers free quotes, packing and hauling services, and are California licensed and insured.

Pack an overnight bag.

Why bother packing an overnight bag if you're transporting all your stuff anyway? You may think you'll have the energy to unpack a significant amount of stuff once you arrive at your new San Diego pad, but moving day is always exhausting - especially if you're moving from outside California. With an overnight bag, you can unload and try to relax in your new space for the night. Pack a well-organized overnight bag with the following things:

  • Toiletries
  • Cosmetics for the next day (is applicable)
  • A set of pajamas
  • A set of clothes for the next day
  • Vital electronics and their chargers
  • Snacks
  • Your wallet
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Sheets and blankets to throw on your mattress quickly

It would also help to throw in something you find comforting, such as a video game console, your favorite tea, or a book. The first night in a new home is always the most uncomfortable, so be kind to yourself and get some sleep.

Pack an essentials tote.

You have your first night's essentials packed, and you're up and ready the next day to unpack. The problem is, you've got quite a bit of stuff, and a lot of identical boxes. This may not seem like a problem if you get everything done in one day, but you're going to want to eat, drink coffee, and use some essential items for your day (or days) of unpacking. Purchase a large clear tote and fill it with the following items:

  • Power strips and cords
  • Cookware like pans, knives, spatulas
  • Plates, silverware, cups, and bowls
  • Coffee maker
  • Paper towels, toilet paper, rags
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Trash bags
  • A box cutter
  • Tools and hardware for assembling furniture
  • Snack foods

We promise having an "unpacking tote" will be super helpful.

Label your boxes.

This may seem unnecessary when you're in a rush to get things packed up and ready to move, but you could be seriously saving yourself a massive headache. Take the time to clearly (and in large print) label your moving boxes so you can organize them and unpack them according to different rooms.

Get Excited About Your Move!

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