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October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Left. Now What Should I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesSo what now?

The moving trucks have pulled away, leaving you exhausted and wondering which box has the power cord to the Television and where on earth are your jammies. Out of all planning and logistics to ensure the optimal professional move to Wichita Falls, the one thing you didn't remember to do is organize the actual living-how do you put it all back together again? How can you begin to sift through and locate what you need for the initial evening in your new house, let alone the location of the cat food?

Ideally you happen to be reading this before you actually move, and are not perched on a pile of boxes, crying with weariness and overall moving burnout, and you can take these steps for a peaceful and collected post-move in advance of when the professional movers arrive. This way, when everything's unloaded into the home you'll be able to spring into motion and begin getting organized-or more likely, summon your very last reserves of strength and stagger to the boxes where you might have packed your linens and pillows.

Pillow Talk

Initially, organize your bed linens. If you're tremendously on-the-ball this can be accomplished the morning of the move, but let us suppose you are packing them up beforehand. Put sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and whatever else you'll need for a good night's rest and label the carton so that it stands out from the bunch. Larger boxes or even plastic tubs are perfect for these; the sheets are bulky but lightweight, which means you can fill it all the way up. Do this with all the beds you'll be utilizing that first night.

Pack your pillows the morning of the move unless you have excess. For anybody who is like most adults your pillow is crucial to get a sensible night's slumber and you don't want to utilize a spare. Stuff those in large garbage bags when you get up, and color code the bags together with the boxes.

The great thing for marking these boxes is vibrant themed duct tape. If you have youngsters of a certain age it is likely you have a drawer filled with it, otherwise you can get some at a hobby, big box or drug store. Merely run a length on the sides so you're able to recognize those boxes at twenty paces. A giant, colorful marker will work too-just make sure you label every side of the carton (which is 6). Color code every bedroom individually and direct the box to the correct room whilst you're air traffic controlling the movers so it will be painless Make Sure and adhere to these tips after the professional movers head out for a calm and collected first night at your new residence in Wichita Falls.

At this point all you have to accomplish is make the beds and slip in. Among the joys of professional movers would be that setting the beds up is a part of the service, so that is one less item on your to-do list.

Chances are decent you'll want a hot shower before you drop, therefore pack a few bath towels and vital toiletries sticking with the same distinctive tape. Take into account the shower layout of the new home so you have a shower curtain (or at least a liner) along with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold everything on--unless you are alright with no curtain and having water going all around the bathroom. Although in reality you will possibly not mind at first, cleaning the floor using one of the 4 towels you can come across might be a true mood kill.

Prepare each and every family member an overnight bag containing clothing, shoes, and toiletries for a couple days. Living out of a prepared travelling bag is a great deal better than rummaging through boxes in the event you aren't able to find the toothpaste or the preferred stuffed animal. Here are basics-mud masks for adolescent girls are usually not.

  • Toothbrushes and also toothpaste
  • Soap or body wash
  • Prescription medications within a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is hard on fingernails and somebody's will rip or have a hangnail
  • Razors, lotion, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

If there is a baby in the family, double up on the items in the diaper bag. Sure, you could get diapers. No, 5:00am is not the the very best moment in order to go do it.

Do the same thing for the household pets-put several days of food and meds inside big zip-locs and store them within a duffle bag with leads and toys. Becoming accustomed to a brand new residence is stressful for your pets, also, so have their recognizable things readily accessible.

Whenever you move a great deal of concentration is spent on the pre-move process; what is the most desirable technique to turn all the boxes back into a home? Commence with beds-you need a spot to crash. (Check out above!) And also have snack foods and drinks within the fridge. Likelihood is it is take-out night for supper but come the morn you will want your coffee pot loaded and prepared. Here is how to avoid post-moving stress.

The Boy Scouts have it right---be prepared. It is a prevalent however unacknowledged reality that no matter how well-prepared you happen to be, something can go awry, and you'll be waving your new companion moving crew good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks get flat tires, temperature does not cooperate, other vehicle operators are inconsiderate enough to lead to traffic to reach a dead stop a hundred yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Imagine you are going on a large picnic and pack a ice chest or a couple with the refreshments and snacks you will want to get you through unloading day, as well as into the evening. These represent the items that are critical for a decent trip and initial night. 

  • Water bottles-regardless of whether you get cases of individual use bottles or a five-gallon jug and make use of refillables, remaining well hydrated is crucial.
  • Individually wrapped snack foods-bite the bullet on the single serving packages of fruit, chips and cookies. This is the day to toss the diet out of the window, so go for the refined flour and sugar.
  • Trash bags-try to keep your car or truck as neat as it can be, bring several bags in order to chuck the waste any time you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable pack of wet wipes for spillage and sticky, mucky hands can supply you with the will to remain living after having a lengthy day on the road and amid the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody is going to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points message for all of your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, car adapters, and anything else you need to assure you're never off the grid.
  • Water bowls for pets-your family pets need to avoid dehydration, exactly like you. Should you have a travel bowl, wonderful. Otherwise, animals usually are not overly particular-anything which Fido is able to fit his snout in is actually good.

Consider takeout that initial night-assuming you can find the fridge and get to the oven, do you really wish to whip up supper (or maybe more logically, a midnight snack)?

Pack your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, coffee bean grinder, along with other morning necessities like you did your linens-color code the box to get to it first thing. There is nothing superior to that primary cup of coffee in your new house, and nothing more irritating than not being able to find the coffee pot.

Hooking Up

All of those electronics and gizmos you so mindfully shepherded through the wilderness won't do you a bit of good if you don't have WiFi or internet service hooked up when you get to your new home. Preferably, get all that set up in advance of move in day so you do not have any downtime. In case your internet supplier remains the same ask about shifting your service, in order that you might be able to keep your cable box and modem. If not, you can create a hotspot to get online using your totally charged phones or tablets.

If you're packing your tools, remove a few small screwdrivers, a small wrench, as well as pliers and place them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy is likely to make almost any job go a lot faster and make you a hero to your kids.

The good thing is that if the cable tv guy says he's going to be there between 8 and 5, you're sure you're going to be home--because no matter how carefully you've adhered to the aforementioned recommendations, you still are unable to come across your sneakers.

Ready to commence organizing your next move to Wichita Falls? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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