By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Let's face it--just about every house possesses at least one space that's a complete train wreck--could be a spare bedroom, the dining room, the den or garage area. It does not matter which one, because when you're preparing to move to Oklahoma City
, they have all got to wind up being packed up. Each individual. Last. Piece. In the event it seems like it is too overwhelming a job, remember that you don't have to do it by yourself--you could engage a professional mover
to perform the packing. On the flip side, do you actually want to pay someone to go through old shoes, playthings, and great big old TVs that you've never got around to throwing out? Probably not.
The initial thing you want to do with that junk space will be to go in with a lot of big trash bags, a number of cardboard boxes, and lots of resolve. Decluttering may be the concept which comes up the most on moving blogs, publications, and in typical dialogue--for the reason that it's the single most sensible thing that can be done to make certain a smooth move, plus a clean switch to your new home in Oklahoma City.
If you've been wishy-washy before regarding eradicating aged stuff, let the idea of laying out money to move what's essentially unnecessary junk to your new home keep you motivated to get serious about sorting through outdated stuff. Make 3 piles--discard, give away, and keep.
· Anything that's defective, used up, lacking pieces and parts, or simply outdated should be discarded.
· Gently worn garments, footwear, sheets, furniture along with kitchen items can be donated. Pack the belongings up, tag the cartons, and get them to a charitable organization for recycling.
· You do not need an excuse to keep belongings, yet the things that made the cut needs to have a reason. Making you joyful may be a reason, holding on to a vase you've never wanted simply because it belonged to Great-Aunt Rose isn't. When your mom gives you a tough time, give her the item.
A particular surprise advantage of decluttering? Once you get the bags of trash along with charitable contributions out of the house, you'll have much more space for the containers you will be packing, and the previously sloppy area develops into command central for the packing undertaking.
Organize Prior to When You Pack
Keep a fine thing going by preparing what is put into cartons. Even when you've appointed a moving company to complete the packing, their task is less complicated if your things are grouped into some type of order--either by group (shoes and boots, bedding, china) or by room. And in the event you're pondering, indeed, there are apps for your smartphone to assist in keeping you on track. Sortly is an inventory management app that enables you to take a picture of all your stuff and arrange it into virtual containers prior to when you tape up a legitimate one and track all of it with QR code labels for the boxes--it tends to make unpacking a simple process. Snap 'N-Pack is a second good inventory app, it functions much like Sortly and is an Apple app.
Labels and Markers--The Traditional Approach
The downside of a moving app might be that--with any luck--members of the family might help out to pack and keeping track of who is undertaking what may cause your cell phone to explode, or even your brain. If all hands are pitching in, make use of traditional color-coded labels, markers, along with lists. Make a list of all things in the box--either on your phone or even in writing. Tape a paper checklist onto the box; number it in case you are using a digital list. If you have notes concerning precisely what is in which carton, feel free to use crayons or lipstick--just keep a record.
Prepare a Bag for Fundamentals
By the time you're packed up and ready for the professional movers in Oklahoma City, the entire home is a mess …. once more. Thus, before you get carried away organizing, taking pictures, and color coding everything, don't forget to pack an overnight bag with the basics you'll need for a couple of days on either side of the move. You will need toiletries, medications, shoes, clothing, and towels--that first shower you take once the trucks leave is the greatest one ever--towels are a genuine essential on moving day to Oklahoma City.
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