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November 16, 2018

Hacks for Making Moving to Tulsa Less Overwhelming

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

With over 40 years in the moving business, we've spoken with a large number of individuals who are moving, and we have put together their favorite tricks which will make moving to Tulsa less mind-boggling. We understand that each move has its own set of challenges and complications, however we have come up with a list of accessories, tools and methods which have made the process less overwhelming.

As well as utilizing the proposed solutions listed below, we have found that adhering to a basic methodology is effective no matter where you are moving or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away anything that is an inconvenience (or exceptionally pricey) to relocate, such as household decor or sizeable appliances. Everything you keep, pack with care-it calls for time to locate effective and purposeful things. Moving is expensive and also demanding, and we have all made use of whatever zero cost or inexpensive materials work good for moving replaceable possessions, but safeguards for the belongings that matter calls for shelling out some money. And when it is inside of your price range to do so, hiring professional movers in Tulsa is almost always really worth the price: Your back (and also your friends) are going to appreciate it.

Have plenty of permanent markers on hand

You should label each carton, container, or bag so that you know what is what during the move, and the most efficient method to make it happen is to have sufficient permanent markers readily accessible. They are inexpensive markers, so you shouldn't be reluctant to go nuts. Have one or more for each and every person assisting with the packing in addition to at least one per room in your home. Using this method no one is likely to “label it later” or to tag not enough of the boxes’ sides to save ink, and you are more prone to have big, readable labels which state “hand towels, bathtub stuff, toiletries”-or at least “bathroom”-as opposed to a pile of mystery cartons to decipher once you reach your new residence in Tulsa.

Close up boxes faster with a tape gun

Find a good tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....do not buy the bargain stuff

Purchase quality packing tape. Here's what one particular customer reported soon after buying cheap tape, "It was a total freaking headache. The tape was flimsy and would regularly rip down the middle, so I invested more time attempting to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin the process of saving your egg cartons now

Pack jewelry and various little things into empty egg cartons, so it does not get snarled. Just tape it shut once you're done and attempt to ensure that it stays upright during the move.

Color code your boxes

Use colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a different color for every room, and make sure to make a key that you can put up at your destination so that the movers understand which space the container goes to!

Use your smartphone

Take a photograph of the back of your television set as well as other electronics. That way, you are aware of precisely which cables go where when you find yourself setting up in the new place!

Give liquids a wrap

To avoid spillage mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning products - then cover the top with transparent plastic wrap, and tightly reseal the cap. And, be sure to talk to your movers regarding what fluids might go on the moving van and which ones you will need to transport on your own.

Corral wires with toilet paper rolls

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

Think ahead

Put important appliances (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can place them on your countertop straight away in your new house in Tulsa.

Unpack with a box cutter and gloves

Packing up is just 50 percent of the mission-at the other end of the road, you are going to be unpacking all your stuff. A good quality box cutter, also known as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a multitude of boxes much quicker and much easier. And a pair of light work gloves is going to protect your hands from the chafing, drying effects of touching all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable material, with grippy, rubbery fingertips and palms, are perfect.

For some more suggestions on how to organize a cross country move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving tasks are all over.....take a deep breath and permit yourself a bit of "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do whatever you need to unwind after a long day of hard work.

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


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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