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March 05, 2022

Think Twice Before Packing and Moving These Items

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving requires a lot of decision-making. You choose what should get packed and how to pack it. And you additionally decide on what stays behind. Most professional moving companies in Wichita Falls base their rates on the weight of the shipment along with distance traveled for long-distance moves. Therefore, every excess item you pack, brings the price up avoidably. There are numerous methods to lessen the amount you need to move by merely making good judgments through the lead-up.

Old home appliances, cumbersome pieces of furniture, along with stuff your household doesn't utilize any longer can be offloaded before the move itself. Give away your surplus, host a garage sale, or advertise your stuff online. Unclear things to leave behind? Let us look closer at products to think twice about moving to Wichita Falls.

Unused Toys and Play Furniture

Kids outgrow playthings and quite often lose interest in last play sets. If there are toys and games as well as sets of play furniture going rarely used in your house, you could guess another family has a young child who will enjoy it. By donating or selling the unused playthings, you lighten your load for moving and present other children the ability to benefit from the playthings that your youngsters are through with.

Outgrown as well as Unworn Garments

Clear out your closet, as well as the closets of everyone in the household. What you wear regularly or seasonally, pack. Anything that you never wear any longer (or maybe don't wish to wear) can be left behind. It is unbelievable how much weight you are able to offload through doing away with the unused section of each wardrobe in the home. Give away or sell the garments that the family leaves behind.

Aged Appliances

In case your family owns home appliances such as a washer/dryer or extra fridge, decide if it's well worth the work to move. You could offer it to the property buyer or landlord. You may perhaps sell it at a garage sale or to a local appliance dealer. This saves you weight and likely will prevent a rickety older home appliance from breaking on the bouncy route ahead. You can purchase different home appliances later on or free yourself to invest in a home that already possesses newer home appliances.

Rickety or Heavy Pieces of furniture

A handful of furniture will be treasured or significant and can absolutely come with you. But not all pieces of furniture falls in that group. Don't have the moving company in Wichita Falls move any household furniture that your family would not value and may definitely be replaced in the new location. Make certain that there is plenty of room in your new home. You may also free your mind from fretting about any household furniture left behind, since it cannot be broken in the move.

Worn Out Mattress

Mattresses are usually another good prospect for being left behind. Mattresses need to be replaced approximately every 8 years, dependent on the caliber of the mattress. Many of us don't replace our mattress near often enough, and a move is a great excuse to do that. In case you have a lumpy outdated mattress (or even more than one), don't move them to your new house. Purchase a new layered mattress to inaugurate your new house when you arrive. In fact, there are various brands which will have a mattress delivered on the day you show up so that you can go to sleep on a brand-new fresh mattress within your fresh new place.

Tough-to-Move Things

Lastly, take into consideration things that your moving company in Wichita Falls may be required to make extraordinary preparations for. Aquariums, sizeable musical instruments, sensitive glass; if you have an excuse to buy new when you arrive, you will save yourself and the professional movers some challenges by making that determination. If you have a keyboard of minimal quality or little or no sentimental value, hand it over to an area school or place of worship as opposed to moving it.


Packing effectiveness is not always about getting everything in the moving truck. Sometimes, it is about understanding what to leave behind. For more helpful moving tips or to plan your future moving services, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls today!


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The Mickelson Family
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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