Hacks for Making Moving to Tulsa Less Overwhelming

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

With in excess of forty years in the moving business, we have talked to many, many folks who are moving, and we have compiled their favorite hacks to make moving to Tulsa less intimidating. We understand that each move presents its own set of issues and complications, but we have come up with a list of products, tools and methods that have made the process less overwhelming.

As well as making use of the proposed things below, we have found that sticking with a simple methodology is effective no matter where you are heading or what you are moving. To begin with, sell or give away anything that is an inconvenience (or extremely costly) to move, including home decor or large appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with care-it calls for time to locate reliable and purposeful possessions. Moving is expensive and also physically demanding, and we have all used whatever free or inexpensive items work good for moving replaceable items, but safeguards for the possessions that matter calls for putting out some bucks. And in case it's inside of your price range to do so, employing professional movers in Tulsa is nearly always well worth the expense: Your back (and your friends) are going to appreciate it.

Have an abundance of permanent markers on hand

You should label each carton, container, or bag so you recognize what is what throughout a move, and the most efficient approach to accomplish that is to have sufficient permanent markers easily obtainable. They are economical markers, so do not be hesitant to go nuts. Have no less than one for 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 label too few of the boxes’ sides in order to save ink, and you are more prone to have large, readable labels which state “hand towels, bath things, toiletries”-or at least “bathroom”-as opposed to a load of unknown cartons to figure out as soon as you arrive at your new house in Tulsa.

Close up boxes faster with a tape gun

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

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

Get high quality packing tape. This is what one patron reported after getting inexpensive tape, "It was a complete freaking headache. The tape was flimsy and would constantly split down the center, so I expended more time looking for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin conserving your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and other little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get snarled. Merely tape it shut right after you are done and try to ensure that it stays upright during the move.

Color code your boxes

Make use of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a unique color for every room, and make sure to put together a key that you can put up at your new home so that the movers know which room the carton belongs to!

Make use of your smartphone

Snap a photo of the back of your TV along with other electronic devices. That way, you know precisely which cords go where when you are setting up in the new house!

Give liquids a wrap

To avoid leaks mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning products - next cover up the top with clear plastic wrap, and firmly reseal the cap. And, be sure to talk to your movers about what liquids can move on the moving van and which ones you will want to transport yourself.

Corral cables using toilet paper rolls

One way to cut down on the jumbled mess of extension cords is to wind every cable up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each in its own toilet paper roll. You’ll have substantially more room in the carton, without any tangled mess to unpack later. Just be sure you clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Put essential gadgets (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so it's possible to put them on your countertop without delay in your new house in Tulsa.

Unpack using a box cutter as well as gloves

Packing up is just fifty percent of the chore-at the opposite end of the road, you will be unpacking all your stuff. A good quality box cutter, also known as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down numerous boxes much quicker and much easier. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to preserve your hands from the chafing, drying impact of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable fabric, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are ideal.

For some more suggestions on how to plan a long-distance move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And as soon as all of the moving activities are all over.....take a deep breath and permit yourself some "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do anything you need to chill out after having a long day of hard work.

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

 

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