Getting to the "Essentials" After Moving to Oklahoma City

Making Bed after MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Good sense would probably suggest that unpacking your boxes and building your furniture should simply go in opposite sequence from packing. And that is correct, to an extent--the shampoo is often last in, first out. But professional movers in Oklahoma City load trucks determined by measurements and weight--not things you need without delay. They should work with you to ensure your essentials are loaded last, but you'll in all likelihood need to be there to help handle that task, since your moving company in Oklahoma City will not be aware of the essential belongings from the commonplace things without the need of your instruction.

Be sure to create area in your car for the fundamentals, stash them there rather than putting them on the moving trucks. By doing this, you don't have to waste time for the cartons to unload, you can go ahead and position cartons where they should be or store them in your car until you need them in order that they don't get misplaced in the fray.

Managing the Fundamentals

Technological innovations has made organizing a move a great deal easier--there are apps for everything from inventorying your furniture to finding your new favorite coffee shop. MagicPlan is an app that permits you to virtually put your household furniture in the new residence, so you can point the movers the location where the recliner--and other hard-to-move furniture--go on moving day.

Aside from placing the sofa, these are the primary items to do--even when the professional movers in Oklahoma City are unloading the moving truck.

· Set up beds--your bedding never looked as good as it will the day you have moved to a new home

· Make your beds

· Set up electronic devices--you won't need to hang on for the cable guy anymore, in most cities you'll be able to connect your modem and router and you're ready to go with your WiFi.

· Set up the kitchen space essentials --coffee maker, toaster, and microwave oven

· Put towels and toiletries in the bathrooms

Packing the Fundamentals

The takeaway here is that when you pack, you need to have numerous cartons, containers, or tote bags of necessities--which are more than a change of clothes and a toothbrush. Proceeding room by room, these are typically what would be looked at as "necessary" in most households.


Moving is a lot more art as opposed to science. In the event the forecast is for a sun-drenched day, you shouldn't rely on it. Have spare t-shirts, blue jeans or shorts, and shoes on standby in the event you get drenched. Pack ample garments for two or three days for each and every family member--if one of you is very young, load up an additional diaper bag.


Distinguish the everyday toiletries from the additional items--this is no time for you to deeply condition. Travel sizes are perfect for moving--proceed and pack the "real thing" to ensure you don't have to agonize over moisturizing lotion. These are typically utter essentials --for a day or two.

· Toothbrush and toothpaste

· Bars of soap or body wash, and washcloths.

· Shampoo and conditioner

· Hairbrushes, combs, along with a hair dryer

· Razors and shaving cream

· Lotions

· Ibuprofen or acetaminophen

· Band-aids

· Nail file or clippers--somebody will certainly break a fingernail with all the moving


Strangely enough, a good number of moving checklists do not cover linens within the fundamentals-to-pack-at-the-last-minute. It's not necessary to wait to pack your bedding, if that carton is visibly labeled and easy to get into, you can sock those aside any time.

· Bed mattress pads and pillows

· Bed sheets, blankets, quilts

· Towels

· Shower curtains, hooks, and liners

· Bath mat

Kitchen space

· Coffeepot, microwave oven, toaster, juice extractor

· Dishtowels, detergent, dishwashing tabs

· Plates, silverware, drinking vessels --a picnic basket is ideal for a move

· Paper towels

· Waste can, trash bags

Cleaning Supplies

Chances are great that you'll want to at the least wipe down the countertops and inside of the fridge before you start to prepare any food. If your new house is completely new, it is clean--however most likely has settled dirt. Consult your real estate agent for a housecleaning referral to make certain your new house is sparkling whenever you move in; in any other case, expect you'll clean. Following move-in, flooring surfaces often need some help... even when the moving company set some kind of floor protection on the paths.

· Additional paper towels as well as cleaning cloths

· All-purpose bottle of spray cleaners, toilet cleaners

· Wet mop

· Disinfectant

· Vacuum

WiFi and Gadgets

Though installing the TV is probably not a huge concern, making sure your WiFi can be operating is--a good number of people do not have land telephone lines nowadays, and your mobile carrier may possibly not have wonderful service in your new area. You possibly can get the modem from your internet provider, or they might be able to drop it off ahead of your move--organize that with your real estate professional. Pack your router along with other electronic essentials separately from all the other equipment.

Relax --You've Got Time Now

You've got all the time in the world to unbox in Oklahoma City and get settled, however that all relies upon having a fine night's slumber, an effective cup of joe, and managing to keep the children fed and amused the following day or two. Packing with unpacking as the primary goal ensures you have all the things you'll need right up until all that you would like is unpacked and in its new position--and way less annoying as opposed to searching through cartons searching for sheets when you are ready for bed.


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