The Movers Just Left. So What Now Should I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
 

Moving - Unpacking BoxesWhat to do now?

The moving trucks have gone away, leaving you exhausted and wondering which box has the power cord to the TV and exactly where in the world are your jammies. In the organizing and logistics to ensure the ideal professional move to Oklahoma City, the one thing you failed to remember to do is organize the actual living-how should you put it all together again? How do you start to go through and locate exactly what you need for the 1st night in your new house, not to mention the whereabouts of the cat food?

With any luck you're reading this prior to when you move, and are not perched on a stack of boxes, whimpering with fatigue and overall moving burnout, and you can follow these tips for a peaceful and collected post-move prior to when the professional movers come. This way, when everything's unloaded into the residence you are able to spring into motion and start getting organized-or more likely, summon your final reserves of energy and stagger to the boxes where you've packed your linens and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First of all, organize your bed linens. If you're super on-the-ball this can be done the morning of the move, but let's presume you will be packing them up beforehand. Put bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and whatever else you will want for a decent night of sleep and label the box so that it stands out from the bunch. Bigger boxes or plastic bins are ideal for these; the bed linens are usually bulky but lightweight, which means you can fill it right up. Do this with all the beds you will be using that first night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move except if you have additional. Should you be like most grown-ups your pillow is vital to get a good night of slumber and you don't want to utilize a spare. Put those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags with the cartons.

A good thing for marking these cartons is vibrant themed duct tape. If you have kids of a certain age it is likely you have a kitchen drawer stuffed with it, if not you'll find some at a craft, big box or drug store. Merely run a piece along the edges to help you see those cartons from twenty paces. A giant, brightly colored marker is effective too-just be sure to tag all sides of the box (that's six). Color code each bedroom separately and point the box to the right room whilst you're air traffic controlling the movers to really make it straightforward Be sure and adhere to these tips after the professional movers head out for a smooth initial night at your new residence in Oklahoma City.

At this stage what you need to undertake is make the beds and slide in. One of many joys of professional movers would be that setting the beds up is a portion of the service, so it is one less thing on your to-do list.

Chances are very good you will want a warm shower before you decide to drop, hence pack a few bath towels and crucial toiletries using the same unique duct tape. Take into account the shower setup of the new house so you will have a shower curtain (or at a minimum a liner) along with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold it all on--unless you're alright without a curtain and having water going throughout the shower room. Whilst in all honesty you might not really care to start with, cleaning the flooring using one of the 4 bath towels you can uncover could be a true mood kill.

Load up every family member an overnight travelling bag with outfits, footwear, and toiletries for a couple of days. Living out of an organized tote is a lot better than digging through cartons if you can't find the toothpaste or the beloved stuffed bear. These would be necessities-mud masks for teenage girls are usually not.

  • Toothbrushes and also toothpaste
  • Soap or maybe body wash
  • Prescription medications within a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is tough on fingernails and somebody's will tear or have a hangnail
  • Razors, skin cream, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

If there's a baby in the family, double up on the supplies in the diaper bag. Yes, you could buy diapers. No, 5:00am isn't the ideal moment in order to go do it.

Do the same task for the your pets-put a few days of food and meds inside large zip-locs and keep them within a duffle bag together with leads and also pet toys. Becoming accustomed to a brand new house is strenuous for pets, too, and so keep their familiar things readily accessible.

Whenever you move such an abundance of concentration is spent on the pre-move process; what is the best technique to convert all of those cartons back into a home? Commence with beds-you must have a area to crash. (Check out above!) And also have snack food items along with beverages inside the refrigerator. Odds are it's take-out night for supper however come the morn you will want your coffee pot loaded and prepared. Here is how to prevent post-moving stress.

The Boy Scouts have it right---be prepared. It's a common but unacknowledged reality that regardless of how well-prepared you might be, something will probably go askew, and you'll be waving your new companion moving personnel good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks have flat tires, temperature doesn't cooperate, other motorists are inconsiderate enough to cause traffic to come to a standstill a hundred or so meters from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you're going on a large picnic and load up a ice chest or a couple with the drinks and snacks you will want to get you through unloading day, as well as into the night. These are the things that are crucial for a solid journey and first night. 

  • Water bottles-whether you get cases of single use bottles or a five-gallon jug and use refillables, remaining hydrated is necessary.
  • Individually wrapped goodies-bite the bullet on the individual serving packages of fruit, chips and cookies. This is the day to toss the diet plan out of the window, so go for the processed flour and sugar.
  • Trash bags-try to keep the automobile as clean as you possibly can, bring a few bags allowing you to toss the trash whenever you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable pack of wet wipes for spillage and sticky, dirty hands can give you the will to keep living after a long day on the road and amongst the boxes.
  • Band aids--somebody's bound to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points bulletin for your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, vehicle adapters, and also whatever else you have to guarantee you're not off the grid.
  • Water bowls for your pets-your pets must avoid dehydration, exactly like you. If you've got a travel container, fantastic. In any other case, animals are not overly fussy-anything in which Spot is able to fit his snout into is just good.

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

Load your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, coffee bean mill, along with other morning necessities like you did your linens-color code the carton to get to it first thing. There isn't anything better than that first cup of coffee in your new house, and nothing worse than not being able to locate the coffee pot.

Hooking Up

All of those electronics and devices you so mindfully shepherded through the wilderness won't do you any good with no WiFi or internet service hooked up when you get to your new home. If at all possible, get all that put in place prior to move in day so you do not have any downtime. If your internet provider remains the same find out about switching your service, in order that you may be able to keep your cable box and modem. If not, you could make a hotspot to get online with your wholly charged phones or tablets.

If you're loading your tools, pull out a couple of small screwdrivers, a small wrench, as well as pliers and set them with the power cords and modems. Having tools on hand is likely to make almost any undertaking go more quickly thus making you the hero to your children.

The good thing is that when the cable television guy says he's going to be there between 8 and 5, you know you're going to be home--because irrespective of how conscientiously you've followed the above guidelines, you still can't find your sneakers.

Ready to start getting ready for your next move to Oklahoma City? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!

 

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