Think Twice Before Packing and Moving These Items

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving requires a lot of decision-making. You choose precisely what should get packed and the way to pack it. And you also decide on exactly what remains behind. Many professional moving companies in Oklahoma City build their fees around the weight of the cargo and distance traveled for long-distance moves. Consequently, every excess thing you pack, drives the price up unnecessarily. There are numerous strategies to decrease the total you need to move just by making smart choices through the lead-up.

Outdated kitchen appliances, bulky pieces of furniture, and things your household will not use anymore could be offloaded ahead of the move itself. Give away your extra, hold a yard sale, or advertise the stuff over the internet. Uncertain what things to leave behind? Let us look closer at products to think twice about moving to Oklahoma City.

Unused Toys and Play Furniture

Youngsters grow out of playthings and often lose interest in recent playsets. If there are toys or perhaps sets of play furniture going seldom used in your house, you can wager another family has a child who's going to think it's great. By donating or selling your seldom used toys and games, you lighten your load for moving and present other kids the opportunity to enjoy the toys that your youngsters are done with.

Outgrown as well as Unworn Outfits

Empty out your closet, and also the closets of everyone in the family. What you utilize frequently or seasonally, pack. Whatever you do not wear nowadays (or maybe don't desire to wear) can be left behind. It can be amazing simply how much weight it is possible to offload by just doing away with the seldom used section of every wardrobe in the household. Donate or sell the clothes which the family leaves behind.

Old Home appliances

In case your family owns home appliances like a washer/dryer or extra fridge, determine if it truly is worth the effort to take. You could offer it to the home buyer or landlord. You may perhaps sell it at a garage sale or to an area appliance retailer. This will save you weight and possibly will prevent a rickety old appliance from breaking on the rough path ahead. You may buy new appliances later or free yourself to choose a house that already possesses newer appliances.

Rickety or Ungainly Home furnishings

A handful of furniture will be cherished or essential and can certainly come with you. However, not all home furniture falls into that range. Don't have the moving company in Oklahoma City move any pieces of furniture that your family would not cherish and can easily be replaced in the new location. Be sure that there is ample area in your new house. You may also free your mind from fretting about any pieces of furniture left behind, as it can't be damaged in the move.

Worn Out Mattress

Mattresses tend to be another good choice for being left behind. Mattresses ought to be changed out roughly each 8 years, depending in the quality of the mattress. Many of us do not replace our mattress near often enough, and a move is an excellent reason to do that. When you've got a lumpy out of date mattress (or more than one), do not move them to your new residence. Treat yourself to a new layered mattress to inaugurate your new home when you arrive. Actually, there are lots of manufacturers that will have a mattress delivered on the day you get there so that you can snooze on a brand-new fresh mattress inside your fresh new abode.

Tough-to-Move Items

Last but not least, contemplate items that your moving company in Oklahoma City might need to make unique arrangements for. Aquariums, larger musical instruments, fragile glass; in case you have a justification to buy new after you arrive, you'll save yourself and the professional movers some hassle by making that determination. In case you have a piano of minimal quality or little or no sentimental value, leave it to a local school or church rather than moving it.


Packing efficiency is not necessarily about getting everything in the moving truck. Oftentimes, it is about knowing what to leave behind. For more helpful moving insights or to plan your upcoming moving services, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City today!


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