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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 involves a great deal of decision-making. You decide on what gets packed and the way to pack it. But you likewise choose precisely what will stay behind. A lot of professional moving companies in Oklahoma City build their charges around the weight of the goods along with miles traveled for long-distance moves. Consequently, every surplus item you pack, drives the price up needlessly. There are numerous ways to minimize the amount you have to move by merely making smart decisions during the lead-up.

Old appliances, heavy furniture, and also things your household does not utilize any longer could be offloaded ahead of the move itself. Donate your surplus, host a garage sale, or offer the stuff over the internet. Not sure what you should leave behind? Let's look closer at products to ponder on moving to Oklahoma City.

Unused Toys and Play Furniture

Youngsters grow out of playthings and sometimes lose interest in past playsets. If there are playthings as well as sets of play furniture going seldom used in your house, you could wager another family has a youngster who'll think it's great. Through donating or selling the unwanted toys and games, you lighten your load for moving and present other children the ability to benefit from the playthings that your youngsters are through with.

Outgrown or Unworn Apparel

Empty out your closet, as well as the closets of everyone in the family. Anything you utilize frequently or seasonally, pack. All that you do not dress in any longer (or maybe do not want to wear) can be left behind. It is amazing simply how much weight it is possible to offload simply by removing the unused section of every wardrobe in the household. Donate or sell the clothing which the family leaves behind.

Aged Appliances

If your family owns appliances such as a washer/dryer or extra freezer, determine if it's well worth the effort to take. You may offer it to the house buyer or landlord. You might sell it at a garage sale or to an area appliance dealer. This will save you weight and possibly can prevent a rickety older home appliance from breaking over the bumpy road ahead. You can purchase different home appliances later on or free yourself to buy a house which already contains newer appliances.

Rickety or Bulky Pieces of furniture

Certain pieces of furniture is cherished or vital and may absolutely come with you. But not all home furniture falls in that category. Don't have the moving company in Oklahoma City move any furniture which the family does not value and may easily be replaced in the new town. Ensure that there's plenty of area in your new house. It's also possible to free your head from being concerned about any pieces of furniture left behind, as it can't be harmed in the move.

Worn Out Mattress

Mattresses are one additional selection for being left behind. Mattresses need to be changed out approximately each 8 years, dependent on the craftsmanship of the mattress. Many of us tend not to replace our mattress near often enough, and a move is a great justification to do that. For those who have a lumpy outdated mattress (or even more than one), don't move them to your new residence. Purchase a new layered mattress to inaugurate your new property when you arrive. In fact, there are many brands which will have a mattress delivered on the day you show up so you can sleep on a brand-new fresh mattress inside your fresh new place.

Tough-to-Move Things

Last but not least, take into consideration items that the moving company in Oklahoma City may be required to make extraordinary preparations for. Fish tanks, larger musical instruments, delicate glass; should you have a justification to buy new after you arrive, you'll save yourself and the professional movers some challenges by making that determination. If you have a piano of marginal quality or no sentimental value, leave it to an area school or church as opposed to moving it.


Packing efficiency isn't necessarily about getting all things in the moving truck. At times, it is about being aware of what to leave behind. For further helpful moving guidance or to arrange your approaching moving services, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City today!


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The Mickelson Family
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