Hacks for Making Moving to Wichita Falls Less Overwhelming

make moving less miserableBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

With in excess of forty years in the moving business, we've spoken with thousands of individuals who are moving, and we have collected their favorite tricks to help make moving to Wichita Falls less intimidating. We realize that every move presents its own set of challenges and obstacles, but we have come up with a list of accessories, tools and methods that have made the process less overwhelming.

As well as using the proposed solutions listed below, we have learned that sticking with a basic process works well no matter where you are moving or what you are moving. To start with, sell or give away anything that is a hassle (or exceptionally pricey) to relocate, such as home furnishings or bulky appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with care and attention-it requires time to obtain reliable and purposeful things. Moving is expensive and also arduous, and we have all used whatever zero cost or economical materials work great for moving replaceable things, but safeguards for the possessions that matter warrants shelling out some cash. And in case it's within your price range to do so, employing professional movers in Wichita Falls is nearly always really worth the cost: Your back (as well as your buddies) are going to appreciate it.

Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand

You need to label each box, container, or bag so you know what is what during the move, and the most efficient way to accomplish that is to have ample permanent markers easily obtainable. They are affordable markers, so don't be reluctant to go crazy. Get no less than one for each person assisting with the packing in addition to at least one per room in your home. By doing this no one is likely to “label it later” or perhaps to label too few of the boxes’ sides in order to save ink, and you are more prone to have large, readable labels which state “hand towels, bath things, toiletries”-or at a minimum “bathroom”-rather than a pile of mystery boxes to figure out as soon as you arrive at your new house in Wichita Falls.

Close boxes more rapidly using a tape gun

Select a good tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....don't buy the low quality stuff

Get hold of high quality packing tape. Here's what one patron reported following buying bargain-priced tape, "It was a total freaking pain. The tape was cheap and would constantly rip down the middle, so I expended more time trying to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin conserving your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and various little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it does not get snarled. Simply tape it closed right after you're done and strive to ensure that it stays upright over the move.

Color code your boxes

Use colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Designate a distinct color for each room in your home, and be sure to put together a key that you can put up at your destination so that the movers comprehend which space the box belongs to!

Use your smartphone

Take a photo of the back of your television set and other electronic gadgets. Doing this, you understand specifically which cables go where when you are setting up in the new place!

Give liquids a wrap

To avoid spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning supplies - then cover up the top by using transparent plastic wrap, and firmly reseal the cap. And, be sure to speak to your movers regarding what fluids can move on the moving van and which ones you will want to transport on your own.

Corral wires using toilet paper rolls

One method to lessen the jumbled mess of extension cords is to wind every cord up in a 6-inch coil, and place each in its individual toilet paper roll. You’ll have a lot more room in the container, with no snarled mess to unpack down the road. Just remember to clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Place vital kitchen appliances (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so it's possible to put them on your countertop without delay in your new house in Wichita Falls.

Unbox with a box cutter and gloves

Packing up is just fifty percent of the chore-at the opposite end of the road, you are going to be unpacking all of your belongings. A high quality box cutter, also referred to as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down a large number of cartons much faster and much easier. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to protect your hands from the chafing, drying effects of touching all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable cloth, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are best.

For some extra ideas on how to plan a cross country move, click HERE to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And as soon as all of the moving activities are all over.....take a deep breath and give yourself a little "me time". Watch a movie, order some pizza, or do whatever you need to chill out after a lengthy day of hard work.

Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to Wichita Falls less overwhelming? Call A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!

 

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