Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Departed. So What Should I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesNow what?

The moving trucks have gone away, leaving you exhausted and wondering which carton has the power cord to the TV and exactly where on earth are your pj's. Out of all planning and logistics to ensure the perfect professional move to Oklahoma City, the one thing you forgot to do is organize the actual living-how do you put it all together again? How do you begin to sort through and find what you need for the first night in your new home, let alone the whereabouts of the cat food?

Hopefully you happen to be reading this prior to when you move, and aren't positioned on a pile of boxes, crying with weariness and total moving burnout, and you will follow these techniques for a calm and collected post-move before the professional movers arrive. By doing this, when everything is unloaded into the residence you can spring into motion and start getting organized-or more likely, summon your last reserves of energy and stagger to the cartons where you have packed your sheets and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First, organize your bed linens. If you're tremendously on-the-ball this can be done the morning of the move, but why don't we presume you will be packing them up in advance. Put linens, pillow cases, blankets, and whatever else you will need for a good night's rest and label the carton so that it stands apart from the bunch. Bigger cartons or even plastic bins are perfect for these; the sheets tend to be bulky but lightweight, so you can fill it right up. Repeat this with all the beds you are using that primary night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move unless you have extras. If you're like most adults your pillow is essential to get a decent night of sleep and you do not want to utilize a spare. Put those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags along with the cartons.

A good thing for marking these boxes is colorful themed duct tape. If you've got youngsters of a certain age you almost certainly have a kitchen drawer filled with it, otherwise you can get some at a craft, big box or drug store. Simply run a piece down the edges so you can see those cartons from twenty paces. A big, colorful marker is effective too-just make sure you mark every side of the carton (which is half a dozen). Color code every bedroom individually and point the carton to the proper room when you're air traffic controlling the movers so it will be painless Make Sure and take these recommendations after the professional movers leave for a smooth premier night at your new house in Oklahoma City.

At this point all you have to undertake is make the beds and slip in. Among the joys of professional movers would be that putting the beds together is considered a part of the service, so that is one less thing on your to-do list.

Odds are pretty good you'll want a warm shower before you decide to drop, thus pack a couple of bathroom towels and crucial toiletries using the same unique duct tape. Remember the bathroom setup of the new house so you will have a shower curtain (or at a minimum a liner) together with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold it all on--unless you happen to be alright without having a curtain and having water going all around the room. Even though in reality you will possibly not mind to start with, cleaning the flooring with one of the four towels you can come across might be a real mood kill.

Pack every family member an overnight bag containing outfits, shoes, and toiletries for a couple of days. Living from a well-organized travelling bag is a great deal better than rummaging through cartons when you aren't able to find the toothpaste or the beloved stuffed bear. These would be necessities-mud masks for adolescent girls are usually not.

  • Toothbrushes as well as toothpaste
  • Soap or maybe body wash
  • Prescriptions within a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is tough on nails and someone's will rip or get a hangnail
  • Razors, skin cream, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

When there's a baby in the family, double up on the necessities within the diaper bag. Indeed, you could acquire diapers. No, 5:00am is not the ideal time in order to go do it.

Do the same thing for the your pets-place a couple of days of food and meds in large zip-locs and store them within a duffle bag together with leads and also toys. Adjusting to a different residence is stressful for household pets, too, so have their familiar items readily accessible.

When you move a great deal of concentration is spent on the pre-move process; what exactly is the best method to transform all those cartons back into a home? Begin with beds-you need a spot to crash. (Find above!) And have snack food items and refreshments in the refrigerator. Likelihood is it will be take-out night for supper but come the morn you'll be wanting your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here is how to avoid post-moving stress.

The Boy Scouts have got it right---be prepared. It's a typical yet unacknowledged truth that regardless of how well-prepared you might be, things will go wrong, and you'll be waving your new buddy moving workers good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks have flat tires, the weather does not cooperate, other vehicle operators are inconsiderate enough to bring about traffic to come to a standstill a hundred meters from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you are going on a big picnic and bring a cooler or a couple with the drinks and snack food items you'll really need to get you through unloading day, as well as into the night time. These are the basic things which are key to a decent journey and first night. 

  • Water bottles-whether you get cases of individual use bottles or a five-gallon jug and make use of refillables, staying well hydrated is necessary.
  • Individually wrapped snack foods-splurge on the solo serving packs of fruit, chips along with cookies. This is the day to throw the diet program out of the window, so go for the refined flour and sugar.
  • Waste bags-try to keep your automobile as organized as it can be, bring a few bags allowing you to toss the trash whenever you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a substantial pack of wet wipes for spillage and also sticky, grimy hands can give you the will to continue living after having a extended day traveling and amongst the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody's going to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points bulletin for all your devices' charging pieces-power cords, wall blocks, automobile plugs, and also anything else you need to assure you're never off the grid.
  • Water bowls for your pets-your animals need to avoid dehydration, exactly like you. Should you have a travel container, great. In any other case, critters are not extremely fussy-anything that Spot can fit his snout into is certainly acceptable.

Plan for takeout that initial night-assuming you can locate the fridge and get to the range, do you actually want to make dinner (or maybe more logically, a late night snack)?

Load your coffee, coffeepot, coffee mugs, bean mill, as well as other morning necessities like you did your linens-color code the box in order to get to it first thing. There's nothing as good as that very first mug of coffee in your new house, and nothing more frustrating than not being able to find the coffee pot.

Hooking Up

All of those electronics and gadgets you so carefully shepherded through the wilderness will not do you any good without WiFi or internet service hooked up when you arrive to your new residence. Preferably, have all that put in place prior to move in day so you don't have any downtime. If your internet provider remains the same inquire about switching your service, in order that you might be able to maintain your cable box and modem. If not, you can create a hotspot to get online utilizing your totally charged cell phones or tablets.

When you're packing up your tools, take out a couple of small screwdrivers, a small wrench, and some pliers and put them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy is likely to make any undertaking go a lot quicker thus making you a hero to your children.

The good news is that if the cable television guy says he's going to be there between 8 and 5, you recognize you'll be home--because regardless of how conscientiously you have followed the aforementioned recommendations, you still are unable to uncover your sneakers.

Ready to begin organizing your next move to Oklahoma City? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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The Mickelson Family
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