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

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesNow what?

The moving trucks have gone away, leaving you exhausted and questioning which box has the power cord for the Television set and precisely where on earth are your pajamas. In the planning and logistics to ensure the perfect professional move to Tulsa, the single thing you failed to remember to do is plan out the actual living-how do you put it all back together again? How does one start to sort through and uncover exactly what you need for the 1st night in your new home, let alone the whereabouts of the pet food?

Hopefully you happen to be reading this prior to when you move, and are not positioned on a stack of boxes, crying with fatigue and total moving burnout, and you'll take these tips for a peaceful and collected post-move before the professional movers arrive. This way, when everything is unloaded into the home you'll be able to spring into action and begin getting organized-or more likely, summon your final reserves of strength and stagger to the cartons where you might have packed your sheets and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First, organize your bed linens. If you're tremendously on-the-ball you can do this the morning of the move, but let us suppose you will be packing them up in advance. Set bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and any other thing you need for a good night of sleep and label the carton so that it stands apart from the pack. Bigger boxes or perhaps plastic tubs are ideal for these; the bed linens are usually bulky but lightweight, so you can fill it all the way up. Accomplish this with all the beds you will be utilizing that first night.

Pack your pillows the morning of the move except if you have excess. If you're like most individuals your pillow is a must to get a decent night of slumber and you don't wish to utilize a spare. Pack those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags along with the cartons.

A good thing for marking these boxes is colorful themed duct tape. Should you have kids of a particular age it is likely you have a drawer full of it, in any other case you'll find some at a hobby, big box or drug store. Just run a length on the perimeters so you can identify those cartons at 20 paces. A big, brightly colored marker works too-just ensure you tag all sides of the carton (which is six). Color code every single bedroom separately and guide the box to the right room while you are air traffic controlling the movers making it easy Make Sure and adhere to these steps after the professional movers head out for a calm and collected premier night at your new residence in Tulsa.

At this stage all you have to do is make the beds and fall in. One of many pleasures of professional movers would be that setting the beds together is part of the service, so that is one less thing on your to-do list.

Odds are decent you will want a warm shower before you drop, hence pack several bathroom towels and necessary toiletries sticking with the same distinctive duct tape. Remember the shower setup of the new house so you've got a shower curtain (or at a minimum a liner) along with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hang it all on--unless you're alright without having a curtain and having water hurtling throughout the shower room. Even though in reality you may not mind at first, mopping the flooring with one of the four towels you can uncover can be quite a true mood kill.

Pack each and every family member an overnight tote containing clothing, shoes, and toiletries for a few days. Living from a prepared bag is a lot better than digging through boxes when you cannot find the toothpaste or the preferred stuffed toy. Here are basics-mud masks for teenage girls are not.

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Soap or maybe body wash
  • Medications inside a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is tough on fingernails and someone's will rip or have a hangnail
  • Razors, skin cream, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet tissue

If there is a baby in the household, double up on the items in the diaper bag. Of course, it's possible to buy diapers. No, 5:00am is not the optimal time to go do it.

Do the same task for the your pets-place a few days of food and meds inside large plastic bags and stow them in a duffle bag with leads and pet toys. Becoming accustomed to a whole new residence is stressful for pets, also, therefore have their recognizable stuff easily accessible.

Any time you move so much concentration is spent on the pre-move organization; what is the most effective technique to turn all those boxes back into a home? Start with beds-you need to have a spot to crash. (Find above!) And in addition have snacks and also drinks inside the fridge. Likelihood is it's take-out night for dinner however come the morning you will want your coffee pot loaded and prepared. Here's how to prevent post-moving shock.

The Boy Scouts have it right---be prepared. It's a common but unacknowledged fact that irrespective of how well-prepared you happen to be, something will go awry, and you'll be waving your new best friend moving workers good-bye well after the sun sets. Vehicles get mechanical issues, weather doesn't cooperate, other vehicle operators are thoughtless enough to lead to traffic to reach a standstill a hundred or so meters from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Pretend you are going on a big picnic and load up a ice chest or a couple with the drinks and snack food items you'll want to get you through unloading day, as well as into the night time. These are the things which are crucial for a solid trip and primary night. 

  • Water bottles-regardless of whether you get cases of single use water bottles or a five-gallon jug and employ refillables, remaining hydrated is necessary.
  • Individually wrapped snack food items-bite the bullet on the solo serving packages of fruit, chips as well as cookies. This is the day to throw the diet out the window, so go for the refined flour and sugar.
  • Waste bags-try to keep the automobile as organized as possible, bring a few bags so you can toss the garbage any time you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable package of wet wipes for spills and also sticky, mucky hands can give you the will to continue living after a lengthy day on the road and among the boxes.
  • Band aids--somebody is going 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 plugs, and anything else you'll want to make sure you're not off the grid.
  • Water containers for pets-your pets must stay hydrated, exactly like you. If you've got a travel container, wonderful. If not, pets usually are not excessively particular-anything in which Spot is able to fit his snout in is just fine.

Consider takeout that primary night-assuming you can find the fridge and get to the oven, do you actually want to whip up dinner (or maybe more realistically, a midnight snack)?

Pack your coffee, coffeepot, coffee mugs, coffee bean mill, and other morning must-haves like you did your linens-color code the box to get to it first thing. There isn't anything better than that initial cup of joe in your new house, and nothing more irritating than not having the ability to locate the coffee pot.


All of those electronics and devices you so diligently shepherded through the wilderness will not do you a bit of good without WiFi or internet service installed when you arrive to your new house. Preferably, get all that arranged before move in day so you do not have any downtime. In the event your internet company continues to be the same find out about transferring your service, in order that you could possibly keep your cable box and modem. Otherwise, you can create a hotspot to get online using your completely charged cell phones or tablets.

If you are packing up your tools, take out a few small screwdrivers, a small wrench, plus some pliers and place them with the power cords and modems. Having tools at hand can certainly make virtually any job proceed much faster and make you a hero to your children.

The great news is that when the cable television guy says he'll be there between 8 and 5, you recognize you'll be home--because no matter how conscientiously you have implemented the aforementioned tips, you still are unable to come across your sneakers.

Ready to begin organizing your next move to Tulsa? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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