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September 18, 2019

Getting to the "Essentials" After Moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Making Bed after MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Good sense would probably say that unpacking your cartons and setting up your pieces of furniture ought to simply go in reverse sequence from packing. And that is accurate, to an extent--the coffeepot is generally last in, first out. But professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City fill moving trucks based on size and weight--not things you need immediately. They should work with you to make sure your essentials are loaded last, but you will in all likelihood need to be accessible to help manage that process, as the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City won't know the crucial things from the common items without your direction.

You'll want to have room within your automobile for the essentials, stash them there rather than adding them on the moving trucks. By doing this, you don't have to wait for the boxes to unload, you can proceed to position cartons wherever they are supposed to be or hold them in your car until you require them so they do not get misplaced in the mix.

Handling the Necessities

Technological innovations has made managing a move so much easier--there are apps for everything from inventorying your pieces of furniture to finding your new beloved coffee shop. MagicPlan is an app that permits you to virtually place your household furniture in the new home, so that you can point the movers the place that the recliner--and other heavy furniture--go on moving day.

Apart from positioning the sofa, these are the first tasks to do--even as the professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City are unloading the moving van.

· Set up beds--your bedding never looked as good as it will the day you have moved into a new residence

· Make your beds

· Set up electronic devices--you do not have to hang on for the cable guy anymore, in numerous cities you are able to connect your modem and router and you're ready to go with your WiFi.

· Set up the kitchen area fundamentals --coffeepot, toaster, and microwave

· Put towels and toiletries inside the bathrooms

Packing the Fundamentals

The takeaway here is that when you pack, you ought to have a number of boxes, containers, or tote bags of essentials--which will be more than a change of clothing and a toothbrush. Planning room by room, these are typically what would be looked at as "necessary" in many families.


Moving is more art than science. When the weather prediction is for a sun-drenched day, don't depend on it. Have spare t-shirts, jeans or shorts, and footwear on standby if you've found yourself rained on. Pack enough clothes for two or three days for every family member--if one of the household is quite small, pack an extra diaper bag.


Distinguish the routine toiletries from the additional items--this is no time for you to deeply condition. Travel sizes are perfect for moving--proceed and pack the "genuine thing" so you have no need to agonize about lotion. These are generally absolute necessities --for a couple of days.

· Dental hygiene items

· Bars of soap or body wash, and washcloths.

· Hair shampoo and conditioner

· Hairbrushes, combs, and a hair dryer

· Razors and shaving cream

· Lotions

· Ibuprofen or acetaminophen

· Band-aids

· Nail file or clippers--someone is going to break a fingernail with all the moving


Curiously, a lot of moving checklists do not cover linens in the basics-to-pack-at-the-last-minute. You don't have to procrastinate to pack your linens, if that carton is clearly labeled and simple to access, you can sock those aside at any time.

· Bed mattress pads and pillows

· Linens, blankets, comforters

· Towels

· Shower curtains, hooks, and liners

· Bath mat


· Coffeepot, microwave, toaster, juice machine

· Dishtowels, dish soap, dishwashing tabs

· Plates, silverware, glasses --a picnic basket is great for a move

· Paper towels

· Waste can, garbage bags

Cleaning Materials

Likelihood is decent that you will want to at the very least wipe down the counter surfaces and inside of the fridge before you start to put together any food. In case your new home is completely new, it's clean--however possibly has settled dirt. Ask your real estate professional for a housecleaning suggestion to make certain your new residence is glistening whenever you move in; or else, be prepared to clean. Following move-in, flooring tend to need a little help... whether or not the moving company placed some kind of protection on their paths.

· More paper towels or cleaning cloths

· All-purpose bottle of spray cleaning solutions, toilet cleaners

· Wet mop

· Disinfectant

· Vacuum

WiFi and Electronic devices

Even though setting up the television might not be a huge priority, ensuring that your WiFi is actually operational is--many individuals don't have land telephone lines any longer, and your cellular provider may possibly not have fantastic service in your new spot. It is possible to acquire the modem from your internet company, or they are often able to drop it off ahead of your move--organize that with your real estate agent. Pack your router and other electronic necessities separately from all the additional gadgets.

Calm down --You've Got Time Now

You have got all the time in the world to unbox in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and get settled, however that all hinges on having a decent night's sleep, a good mug of coffee, and having the children fed and amused the next day or two. Packing with unpacking as your intended purpose means you have everything you need till all that you want is unpacked and in its new spot--and way less stressful compared to burrowing through boxes trying to find sheets in the middle of the night.


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