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October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Left. So What 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 questioning which box has the power cord to the Television and exactly where on earth are your jammies. In the arranging and logistics to ensure the ideal professional move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the one thing you forgot to do is plan out the actual living-how do you put it all back together again? How does one start to sift through and locate exactly what you need for the initial night in your new house, not to mention the location of the pet food?

Hopefully you happen to be reading this prior to when you move, and are not positioned on a heap of boxes, crying with weariness and overall moving burnout, and you will take these tips for a peaceful and collected post-move before the professional movers arrive. This way, as soon as everything's unloaded into the house you'll be able to spring into motion and begin getting organized-or more likely, summon your very last reserves of strength and stagger to the boxes where you might have packed your bedding and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First of all, organize your bed linens. If you're tremendously on-the-ball this can be done the morning of the move, but let's assume you will be packing them up beforehand. Set bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and any other thing you'll need for a sensible night's sleep and label the carton so that it stands apart from the group. Bigger cartons or perhaps plastic tubs are perfect for these; the bed linens are bulky but lightweight, so you can fill it right up. Repeat this with all the beds you'll be utilizing that first night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move unless you have additional. If you're like the majority of grown-ups your pillow is a must to get a sensible night's sleep and you don't wish to use a spare. Pack those in large trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags with the cartons.

A good thing for marking these cartons is bright colored themed duct tape. Should you have kids of a certain age it is likely you have a kitchen drawer brimming with it, if not you can get some at a craft, big box or drug store. Simply run a piece along the edges so you're able to recognize those boxes at twenty paces. A big, brightly colored marker will work too-just make sure you mark all sides of the box (which is 6). Color code each bedroom by itself and steer the carton to the right room whilst you're air traffic controlling the movers to really make it painless Be sure and take these tips after the professional movers leave for a calm and collected first night at your new residence in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

At this point all you need to undertake is make the beds and fall in. Amongst the delights of professional movers is the fact that putting the beds together is a portion of the service, so that is one less item on your own to-do list.

Chances are pretty good you'll want a warm shower prior to deciding to drop, thus pack a few bath towels and crucial toiletries using the same unique duct tape. Keep in mind the bathroom configuration of the new home so you've got a shower curtain (or at least a liner) and the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold everything on--unless you happen to be alright without a curtain and having water flying throughout the bathroom. Even though in all honesty you may not worry to start with, mopping the floor using one of the four bath towels you can come across could be a real mood kill.

Pack each family member an overnight travelling bag containing clothing, shoes, and toiletries for a few days. Living from an organized travelling bag is a great deal better than rummaging through boxes when you can't find the toothpaste or the favorite stuffed animal. Here are essentials-mud masks for adolescent girls are not.

  • Toothbrushes and also toothpaste
  • Soap or perhaps body scrub
  • Prescription medications inside a travel sized pill case
  • Nail clippers-packing tape is hard on nails and somebody's will split or have a hangnail
  • Razors, lotion, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet tissue

If there is a baby in the household, double up on the supplies within the diaper bag. Of course, you could get diapers. No, 5:00am isn't the the very best moment to go do it.

Do the same thing for the domestic pets-place several days of food and medications inside large plastic bags and keep them inside a duffle bag with leashes and also playthings. Becoming familiar with a brand new house is strenuous for pets, too, so keep their recognizable stuff readily accessible.

Any time you move a great deal of concentration goes to the pre-move planning; exactly what is the best strategy to turn all the boxes back into a home? Begin with beds-you have to have a area to crash. (Find above!) And in addition have snacks along with drinks within the refrigerator. It's likely that it's take-out night for supper however come the morn you will want your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here is how to avoid post-moving trauma.

The Boy Scouts have got it right---be prepared. It's actually a prevalent yet unacknowledged reality that irrespective of how well-prepared you are, something can go awry, and you'll be waving your new best friend moving workers good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks have mechanical issues, temperature fails to cooperate, other vehicle operators are thoughtless enough to bring about traffic to come to a total halt a hundred yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you're going on a great picnic and bring a cooler or a couple with the drinks and snack foods you will want to get you through unloading day, and also into the night. These are the things which are critical for a good trip and primary night. 

  • Water bottles-whether you have cases of individual use water bottles or a five-gallon jug and make use of refillables, remaining hydrated is necessary.
  • Individually wrapped snack food items-splurge on the individual serving packs of fruit, chips as well as cookies. This is the day to toss the diet through the window, so go for the processed flour and sugar.
  • Trash bags-try to keep your vehicle as organized as it can be, bring a handful of bags in order to chuck the waste any time you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable package of wet wipes for spills along with sticky, mucky hands can give you the will to remain living after having a long day traveling and amongst the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody's bound to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points bulletin for all of your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, automobile adapters, along with whatever else you have to make sure you are not off the grid.
  • Water bowls for pets-your animals must avoid dehydration, just like you. If you've got a travel bowl, wonderful. If not, critters are not overly picky-anything that Spot is able to fit his snout in is just fine.

Plan for takeout that primary night-assuming you can find the fridge and get to the cooktop, do you really desire to whip up dinner (or more realistically, a midnight snack)?

Pack your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, bean mill, as well as other morning necessities just like you did your linens-color code the carton so you can get to it first thing. There isn't anything as good as that very first cup of joe in your new house, and nothing more frustrating than not having the ability to uncover the coffee pot.

Hooking Up

All of those electronics and gizmos you so meticulously shepherded through the wilderness won't do you a bit of good if you don't have WiFi or internet service hooked up when you get to your new home. If it is possible, get all that put in place in advance of move in day so you don't have any downtime. If your internet provider continues to be the same find out about shifting your service, in order that you could possibly maintain your cable box and modem. Otherwise, you could make a hotspot to get online with your totally charged cell phones or tablets.

When you are packing your tools, take out several small screwdrivers, a small wrench, plus some pliers and place them with the power cords and modems. Having tools nearby will make virtually any undertaking proceed more quickly consequently making you a hero to your youngsters.

The great news is that when the cable guy says he'll be there between 8 and 5, you're sure you will be home--because regardless of how vigilantly you've adhered to the above guidelines, you still are unable to uncover your sneakers.

Ready to commence getting ready for your next move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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The Mickelson Family
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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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