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October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Departed. So What Now Do I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesSo what now?

The moving trucks have gone away, leaving you weary and wondering which carton has the power cord for the TV and exactly where in the world are your jammies. Out of all organizing and logistics to ensure the ideal professional move to Tulsa, the single thing you didn't remember to do is plan out the actual living-how do you put it all together again? How do you start to go through and locate what you need for the first evening in your new house, let alone the location of the dog food?

Ideally you happen to be reading this before you move, and aren't positioned on a stack of boxes, crying with weariness and overall moving burnout, and you'll follow these steps for a serene and collected post-move in advance of when the professional movers come. This way, when everything is unloaded into the residence you'll be able to spring into action and begin getting organized-or more likely, summon your very last reserves of energy and stagger to the cartons where you have packed your bedding and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First of all, organize your bed linens. If you're extremely on-the-ball you can do this the morning of the move, but let's assume you will be packing them up beforehand. Set sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and anything else you will want for a sensible night's slumber and label the box so that it is unique from the group. Larger boxes or even plastic bins are ideal for these; the linens are usually bulky but lightweight, so you're able to fill it right up. Repeat this with all the beds you will be making use of that initial night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move unless you have additional. Should you be like the majority of individuals your pillow is necessary for a sensible 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 along with the boxes.

The best thing for marking these boxes is bright colored themed duct tape. Should you have children of a particular age you most likely have a drawer full of it, in any other case you can buy some at a craft, big box or drug store. Simply run a piece down the edges to help you recognize those boxes from 20 paces. A large, vibrant colored marker works too-just ensure you tag all sides of the box (that's half a dozen). Color code each bedroom separately and steer the box to the correct room while you are air traffic controlling the movers making it effortless Be sure and take these recommendations after the professional movers head out for a smooth first night at your new home in Tulsa.

At this point what you need to undertake is make the beds and tumble in. Amongst the pleasures of professional movers is that setting the beds up is considered a part of the service, so that is one less thing on your to-do list.

Chances are decent you will want a shower prior to deciding to drop, thus pack several bath towels and crucial toiletries with the same unique tape. Take into account the bathroom arrangement of the new home so you will have a shower curtain (or at least a liner) together with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold it all on--unless you happen to be alright with no curtain and having water going all over the shower room. Whilst in reality you may not mind at first, cleaning the floor with one of the four bath towels you can come across is usually a serious mood kill.

Pack every family member an overnight tote which has clothes, footwear, and toiletries for a couple of days. Living out of a well-organized travelling bag is a great deal better than digging through cartons when you can't find the toothpaste or the beloved stuffed animal. These are necessities-mud masks for adolescent girls are usually not.

  • Toothbrushes as well as toothpaste
  • Soap or body wash
  • Prescriptions within a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is hard on nails and someone's will split or get a hangnail
  • Razors, skin cream, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet tissue

If there is an infant in the family, double up on the necessities within the diaper bag. Of course, it's possible to buy diapers. No, 5:00am is not the the very best occasion in order to go do it.

Do the same task for the pets-put several days of food and medications in big zip-locs and stow them inside a duffle bag with leashes as well as pet toys. Becoming accustomed to a whole new house is stressful for your pets, too, and so have their comfortable things readily accessible.

Any time you move such an abundance of attention goes to the pre-move process; exactly what is the most effective strategy to transform all of those cartons back into a home? Start with beds-you need to have a area to crash. (Find above!) And also have snack foods and also refreshments inside the refrigerator. Chances are it is take-out night for supper but come the morning you'll be wanting your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here is how to prevent post-moving shock.

The Boy Scouts have got it right---be prepared. It's actually a common however unacknowledged fact that regardless of how well-equipped you happen to be, something will go awry, and you'll be waving your new companion moving personnel good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks get mechanical issues, the weather doesn't cooperate, other drivers are thoughtless enough to bring about traffic to come to a standstill a number of yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you are going on a great picnic and pack a cooler or two with the beverages and snacks you will want to get you through unloading day, as well as into the evening. These are the basic things that are key to a solid trip and primary night. 

  • Water bottles-regardless of whether you have cases of single use bottles or a five-gallon jug and make use of refillables, keeping well hydrated is essential.
  • Individually wrapped treats-bite the bullet on the individual serving packages of fruit, chips and cookies. This is the day to throw the diet program out of the window, so go for the refined flour and carbs.
  • Waste bags-try to keep your vehicle as clean as it can be, bring a few bags so you can chuck the waste any time you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a substantial pack of wet wipes for spillage and also sticky, grubby hands can provide you with the desire to remain living after a lengthy day traveling and amid the boxes.
  • Band aids--somebody's likely to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points message for your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, vehicle adapters, as well as any other thing you'll want to make certain that you're never off the grid.
  • Water containers for your pets-your animals need to stay hydrated, just like you. If you have a travel container, great. In any other case, critters are not overly fussy-anything in which Spot can easily fit his snout into is certainly fine.

Consider takeout that primary night-assuming you can find the fridge and get to the cooktop, do you really desire to make dinner (or more realistically, a late night snack)?

Group your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, coffee bean grinder, as well as other morning necessities like you did your linens-color code the carton in order to get to it right off the bat. There isn't anything as good as that initial cup of coffee in your new house, and nothing more frustrating than not being able to uncover the coffee pot.

Hooking Up

All those electronics and gadgets you so carefully shepherded through the wilderness will not do you a bit of good if you don't have WiFi or internet service set up when you get to your new residence. If possible, get all that put in place prior to move in day so you don't have any downtime. In the event your internet provider stays the same ask about switching your account, which means you could possibly keep your cable box and modem. Otherwise, you could make a hotspot to get online utilizing your totally charged cell phones or tablets.

When you're packing your tools, remove several small screwdrivers, a small wrench, and some pliers and put them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy is likely to make almost any undertaking go much faster thus making you a hero to your youngsters.

The great news is that if the cable television guy says he'll be there between 8 and 5, you recognize you will be home--because no matter how conscientiously you have followed the above mentioned guidelines, you still are unable to uncover your sneakers.

Ready to begin getting ready for your next move to Tulsa? 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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