6 Things that can be Easily Forgotten When Moving

Things People Forget When Moving

Moving to a new place can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. It requires meticulous planning and attention to detail to ensure a smooth and hassle-free move. Unfortunately, many people tend to forget certain important things in the chaos of moving, which can lead to a lot of unnecessary stress and problems.

In this article, we will discuss the top six things people often forget when moving, including personal documents, borrowed items, clothes, valuables, plants, and kitchen appliances. By being mindful of these things, you can make your moving experience a lot easier and more enjoyable. So, let's dive in and find out what these things are and how you can avoid forgetting them while moving.

1. Personal Documents

First of all it is important to organize your crucial documents and keep them in a safe place. Documents related to tax, health, finance are something you don’t want to lose out. 

  • In case you have all your documents lined up then you must pack it properly.

  • Also accumulate all the errant documents that you might need and pack it properly.

2. Borrowed Items & Books

While moving people are often focused on the things on hand and the things that are around us. Often we tend to forget about things that we borrowed from others. 

  • While moving a lot of items are usually kept in the box and we don’t bother to take it out unless we need them.  

  • Segregating these things and packing it in a different box helps to remember and be attentive toward things that are borrowed.

3. Clothes 

While moving there are chances to forget about the clothes that were kept in a separate place to dry out or for cleaning.

  • While moving there’s a great chance of getting rid of clothes that we don’t need. This could reduce the load of unnecessary items which could be donated or thrown away.
  • While moving make sure to take all the clothes that are segregated for dry cleaning. 

4. Valuables 

Valuables doesn’t mean only expensive items, it also means things that we are attached to. Often people are unaware of ways to pack jewelry and ornaments. Sentimental value attached to a particular item could often trump expensive things. 

The smartest move would be to keep these items in an unmarked box, its not that these valuable items could be stolen but to ensure that your valuable belongings are at the right place.

5. Plants

While moving people are often unaware of the ways to pack their plants. While moving interstate or moving to a faraway place, packing plants in an erroneous way could kill them.

  • In some cases it has been observed that plants kept outside or on the rooftop could be missed out.  

  • Plants should be packed in such a way that it keeps getting enough air and wouldn’t break off from its roots.

6. Kitchen Appliances

Packing kitchen appliances must be done diligently as kitchen appliances need utmost care and attention while moving. 

  • Kitchen appliances are often considered to be one of the most left out items while moving. 

  • Electronic appliances could start malfunctioning in case the packaging has not been done properly. 

  • Packing should be done separately for all the kitchen appliances.


Moving to a new place can be overwhelming and it's common for people to forget certain important things in the process. It's crucial to prioritize and be mindful of personal documents, borrowed items, clothes, valuables, plants, and kitchen appliances.

Proper organization and packing can help avoid unnecessary stress and problems. By keeping these things in mind, you can make your moving experience smoother and more enjoyable. Happy moving!

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