By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
With in excess of 40 years in the moving business, we have talked to thousands of individuals who are moving, and we have compiled their favorite hacks to help make moving to Oklahoma City less overwhelming. We realize that each move has its own set of issues and difficulties, but we've come up with a list of accessories, tools and techniques that have made the process less overwhelming.
As well as utilizing the recommended items below, we have found that sticking with a straightforward process works well irrespective of where you are heading or what you are moving. To begin with, sell or give away whatever that is a hassle (or extremely costly) to relocate, including home decor or bulky appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with care and attention-it calls for time to seek out dependable and purposeful things. Moving is expensive and also physically demanding, and we have all used whatever free or inexpensive items work good for moving replaceable things, but safeguards for the things that matter warrants putting out some bucks. And if it's within your price range to do so, making use of professional movers in Oklahoma City is almost always well worth the cost: Your back (and also your buddies) are going to appreciate it.
Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand
You'll want to label each box, container, or bag so you distinguish what is what during the move, and the most successful way to achieve that is to have sufficient permanent markers readily accessible. They are affordable markers, so do not be hesitant to go crazy. Get no less than one for every person assisting with the packing in addition to one per room. Using this method no one is likely to “label it later” or to tag too few of the boxes’ sides in order to save ink, and you are more prone to have large, legible labels that say “hand towels, bathtub things, toiletries”-or at least “bathroom”-rather than a pile of mystery cartons to figure out once you reach your new house in Oklahoma City.
Close boxes faster utilizing a tape gun
Look for a high-quality tape gun for more efficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.
And speaking of tape.....do not purchase the cheap stuff
Buy high quality packing tape. This is what one particular client documented following getting bargain-priced tape, "It was a total freaking pain. The tape was cheap and would constantly rip down the center, so I invested more time searching for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."
Begin keeping your egg cartons now
Pack jewelry and other little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it does not get tangled. Merely tape it closed after you're done and attempt to ensure that it stays upright during the move.
Color code your boxes
Make use of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Designate a unique color for each room or living area, and don't forget to put together a key that you can put up at your new house so that the movers understand which area the carton belongs to!
Make use of your smartphone
Snap a photograph of the back of your television as well as other electronics. That way, you are aware of precisely which cords go where when you find yourself setting up in the new home!
Give liquids a wrap
To circumvent leaks mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning materials - then cover up the top by using transparent plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, be sure to talk to your movers about what fluids may go on the moving van and which ones you will need to transport yourself.
Corral cables utilizing toilet paper rolls
A good way to lessen the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind each and every cord up in a 6-inch coil, and put each into its individual toilet paper roll. You will have a lot more room in the container, with no snarled mess to unpack down the road. Just be sure you clearly label the box!
Put crucial gadgets (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can set them on your counter right away in your new place in Oklahoma City.
Unbox using a box cutter as well as gloves
Packing is only fifty percent of the chore-at the other end of the road, you will be unpacking everything. A high quality box cutter, also recognized as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a large number of boxes much faster and simpler. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to preserve your hands from the chafing, drying effects of touching all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable material, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are perfect.
For some extra tips on how to execute an interstate move, click HERE
to read a post from our friends at Apartment List.
And when all of the moving chores are all done.....take a deep breath and permit yourself a little "me time". Watch a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to unwind after having a long day of hard work.
Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to Oklahoma City less overwhelming? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!
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