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March 05, 2022

Think Twice Before Packing and Moving These Items

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving includes a lot of decision-making. You decide on precisely what should get packed and the way to pack it. But you also decide on precisely what remains behind. Most professional moving companies in Tulsa and Oklahoma City build their fees on the weight of the shipment along with miles traveled for long-distance moves. Consequently, each excess thing you pack, brings the charge up unnecessarily. There are numerous ways to minimize the amount you should move simply by making practical judgments through the lead-up.

Outdated home appliances, bulky furniture, as well as things your family does not utilize anymore could be offloaded ahead of the move itself. Give away your extra, host a yard sale, or offer your items on the internet. Not sure what you should leave behind? Let us look closer at things to reconsider moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Unused Toys and Play Furniture

Children outgrow playthings and quite often lose interest in last play sets. In case there are toys and games or sets of play furniture going rarely used in your house, you could wager another family has a child who will think it's great. By donating or selling your rarely used toys, you lessen your load for moving and provide other youngsters the opportunity to enjoy the playthings that your kids are finished with.

Outgrown as well as Unworn Clothes

Clear out your closet, as well as the closets of everybody in the household. Anything you utilize on a regular basis or seasonally, pack. Anything that you never wear any longer (or just do not want to wear) could be left behind. It can be unbelievable simply how much weight it is possible to offload through removing the unused portion of each and every wardrobe in the home. Donate or sell the clothes which the family leaves behind.

Older Home appliances

When your family owns house appliances like a washer/dryer or extra fridge, determine if it really is worth the energy to take. You may offer it to the home buyer or landlord. You may perhaps sell it at a garage sale or to a nearby appliance retailer. This saves you weight and likely can prevent a rickety old appliance from breaking over the bumpy path ahead. You can buy different home appliances later or free yourself to select a property which already has new appliances.

Rickety or Ungainly Home furniture

Certain furniture is treasured or significant and can absolutely come with you. Although not all home furniture falls into that category. Do not have the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City move any pieces of furniture which the family does not cherish and may definitely be replaced in the new city. Make certain that there's plenty of area in your new residence. You may also free your brain from fretting about any pieces of furniture left behind, as it can't be harmed in the move.

Worn Out Mattress

Mattresses are generally one additional candidate for being left behind. Mattresses ought to be swapped out approximately each 8 years, dependent on the craftsmanship of the mattress. Many of us do not replace our mattress near frequently enough, and a move is an excellent excuse to do that. For those who have a lumpy out of date mattress (or maybe more than one), you should not move them to your new residence. Treat yourself to a new layered mattress to inaugurate your new house when you arrive. In reality, there are numerous manufacturers which will have a mattress delivered on the day you show up so you can sleep on a brand-new fresh mattress in your fresh new abode.

Tough-to-Move Things

Lastly, take into consideration items which the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City may be required to make extraordinary preparations for. Aquariums, large musical instruments, delicate glass; if you have a reason to buy new when you arrive, you can save yourself and the professional movers some challenges by making that choice. If you have a piano of marginal quality or little or no sentimental value, hand it over to a nearby school or place of worship instead of moving it.


Packing effectiveness isn't necessarily about getting everything in the moving truck. Sometimes, it's about understanding what to leave behind. For more practical moving insights or to arrange your impending moving services, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa and Oklahoma City 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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