Hacks for Making Moving to Oklahoma City Less Overwhelming

make moving less miserableBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

With more than 40 years in the moving business, we've spoken with a large number of folks who are moving, and we have compiled their favorite tricks to help make moving to Oklahoma City less intimidating. We realize that each and every move presents its own set of challenges and complications, however we have come up with a list of products, tools and strategies that have made the process significantly less overwhelming.

As well as using the recommended items listed below, we have discovered that sticking with a straightforward process is effective no matter where you are moving or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away whatever that is a hassle (or exceptionally costly) to move, like home decor or sizeable appliances. Everything you keep, pack with caution-it calls for time to seek out reliable and purposeful possessions. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all utilized whatever zero cost or inexpensive supplies work good for moving replaceable belongings, but safety measures for the items that matter warrants shelling out some bucks. And if it is within your budget to do so, employing professional movers in Oklahoma City is nearly always worth the cost: Your back (and your pals) are going to thank you.

Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand

You should label each box, container, or bag to ensure you distinguish what is what during the move, and the most efficient way to accomplish that is to have many permanent markers readily accessible. They are inexpensive markers, so you shouldn't be hesitant to go bonkers. Get no less than one for each person assisting with the packing in addition to one per room. Using this method nobody is likely to “label it later” or to label too few of the boxes’ sides in order to save ink, and you are quite likely going to have sizeable, legible labels which say “hand towels, shower items, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-instead of a pile of mystery cartons to figure out when you reach your new residence in Oklahoma City.

Close boxes quicker using a tape gun

Look for a great tape gun for more effective, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....don't buy the bargain stuff

Purchase top quality packing tape. Here's what one customer reported after getting inexpensive tape, "It was a total freaking nightmare. The tape was flimsy and would regularly split down the center, so I invested more time searching for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Start conserving your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and various small pieces into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get tangled. Merely tape it shut once you are done and strive to store it upright during the move.

Color code your boxes

Use colored duct tape to keep your boxes organized. Specify a unique color for every room in your home, and be sure to make a key that you can put up at your new house so that the movers understand which room the container goes to!

Use your smartphone

Snap a photograph of the back of your television set along with other electronic devices. That way, you know precisely which wires go where when you find yourself setting up in the new house!

Give liquids a wrap

To avoid spillage mid-move, uncap all household liquids - anything from toiletries to cleaning supplies - next cover the top by using transparent plastic wrap, and firmly reseal the cap. And, make sure to speak to your movers regarding what liquids might go on the moving van and which types you will need to transport yourself.

Corral cords utilizing toilet paper rolls

A good way to reduce the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind each cable up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each in its individual toilet tissue roll. You’ll have a lot more room in the container, with no snarled mess to unpack later on. Just remember to clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Put essential kitchen appliances (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can put them on your counter immediately in your new place in Oklahoma City.

Unpack with a box cutter and gloves

Packing is merely fifty percent of the task-at the other end of the road, you are going to be unpacking everything. A high quality box cutter, also known as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down numerous cartons much quicker and much easier. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying impact of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable fabric, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are perfect.

For some extra tips on how to plan a cross country move, click HERE to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving chores are all done.....take a deep breath and give yourself a little "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do whatever you need to unwind after a extended day of hard work.

Ready to discover how a professional mover can help make moving to Oklahoma City less overwhelming? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!

 

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