By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
With in excess of 4 decades in the moving business, we've talked to a large number of individuals who are moving, and we have collected their favorite tips which will make moving to Wichita Falls less mind-boggling. We realize that each move presents its own set of issues and difficulties, nevertheless we have come up with a list of accessories, tools and tactics which have made the process significantly less overwhelming.
As well as using the proposed items below, we have found that staying with a simple strategy works well irrespective of where you are heading or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away anything that is a headache (or extremely pricey) to relocate, including household decor or sizeable appliances. Everything you keep, pack with care-it demands time to locate effective and purposeful items. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all utilized whatever no cost or inexpensive items work good for moving replaceable items, but safety measures for the personal belongings that matter warrants shelling out some cash. And if it is within your price range to do so, making use of professional movers in Wichita Falls is almost always worth the cost: Your back (and also your pals) are going to thank you.
Have an abundance of permanent markers on hand
You'll want to label each carton, container, or bag to ensure you recognize what is what throughout a move, and the most effective approach to accomplish that is to have sufficient permanent markers readily accessible. They are economical markers, so don't be hesitant to go crazy. Have a minumum of one for each and every person helping with the packing in addition to one per room. Using this method nobody is inclined to “label it later” or perhaps to tag not enough of the boxes’ sides to avoid wasting ink, and you are more likely to have sizeable, legible labels that say “hand towels, shower things, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-rather than a stack of unknown boxes to figure out as soon as you get to your new home in Wichita Falls.
Seal boxes faster with a tape gun
Look for a great tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.
And speaking of tape.....do not buy the low quality stuff
Buy high quality packing tape. This is what one particular client documented after buying cheap tape, "It was a total freaking pain. The tape was thin and would constantly split down the center, so I invested more time trying to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."
Begin the process of conserving your egg cartons now
Pack jewelry and other little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it does not get tangled. Merely tape it shut after you are done and attempt to ensure that it stays upright over the move.
Color code your boxes
Use colored duct tape to keep your boxes organized. Designate a distinct color for each room in your home, and be sure to make a key that you can hang up at your new home so that the movers know which space the container belongs to!
Use your smartphone
Take a picture of the back of your television along with other electronics. This way, you understand precisely which cables go where when you find yourself setting up in the new home!
Give liquids a wrap
To prevent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning materials - then cover the top with transparent plastic wrap, and tightly reseal the cap. And, be sure to speak to your movers about what fluids may move on the moving van and which items you will want to transport yourself.
Corral cables using toilet paper rolls
One method to lessen the chaotic mess of extension cords is to wind every cable up in a 6-inch coil, and put each into its own toilet tissue roll. You’ll have substantially more room in the box, without any tangled mess to unpack down the road. Just be sure you clearly label the box!
Put important kitchen appliances (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can set them on your kitchen counter without delay in your new home in Wichita Falls.
Unpack with a box cutter and also gloves
Packing is just fifty percent of the mission-at the opposite end of the road, you will be unpacking all of your belongings. A high quality box cutter, also referred to as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a large number of cartons much faster and simpler. And a pair of light work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying effects of touching all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable fabric, with grippy, rubbery fingertips and palms, are perfect.
For some extra ideas on how to plan an interstate move, click HERE
to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List.
And when all of the moving chores are all over.....take a deep breath and permit yourself some "me time". Watch a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to relax after having a long day of hard work.
Ready to learn how a professional mover can help make moving to Wichita Falls less overwhelming? Call A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!
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