Hacks for Making Moving to Tulsa Less Overwhelming

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

With in excess of 40 years in the moving business, we've talked to many, many individuals who are moving, and we have collected their favorite tips which will make moving to Tulsa less overwhelming. We realize that each move has its own set of issues and complications, nevertheless we have come up with a list of accessories, tools and methods which have made the process significantly less overwhelming.

As well as using the proposed items below, we have found that staying with a simple strategy is effective irrespective of where you are heading or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away anything that is a headache (or extremely pricey) to relocate, including household decor or large appliances. Everything you keep, pack with care and attention-it demands time to seek out effective and purposeful things. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all utilized whatever no cost or low-cost items work good for moving replaceable items, but safety measures for the personal belongings that matter warrants shelling out some money. And when it is within your price range to do so, employing professional movers in Tulsa is almost always well worth the cost: Your back (and also your pals) are going to thank you.

Have an abundance of permanent markers on hand

You'll want to label each carton, container, or bag to ensure you recognize what is what throughout a move, and the most effective approach to make it happen is to have ample permanent markers readily accessible. They are economical markers, so don't be reluctant to go nuts. Have one or more for each and every person helping with the packing in addition to one per room. Using this method nobody is likely to “label it later” or perhaps to tag not enough of the boxes’ sides to avoid wasting ink, and you are more likely to have sizeable, legible labels that say “hand towels, shower things, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-instead of a stack of unknown boxes to figure out as soon as you reach your new house in Tulsa.

Close up boxes faster with a tape gun

Find a good tape gun for more effective, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....do not buy the low quality stuff

Get hold of good quality packing tape. This is what one particular customer documented after purchasing inexpensive tape, "It was a total freaking pain. The tape was thin and would continuously split down the center, so I invested more time trying to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin the process of saving your egg cartons now

Package jewelry and additional little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it does not get tangled. Merely tape it shut right after you are done and try to keep it upright over the move.

Color code your boxes

Use colored duct tape to keep your boxes organized. Specify a different color for each room, and be sure to make a key that you can hang up at your destination so that the movers know which space the container belongs to!

Use your smartphone

Take a photo of the back of your TV along with other electronic devices. That way, you know exactly which wires go where when you find yourself setting up in the new place!

Give liquids a wrap

To avoid spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - everything from toiletries to cleaning supplies - then cover the top using transparent plastic wrap, and tightly reseal the cap. And, be sure to speak to your movers regarding what fluids may move on the moving van and which items you will want to transport yourself.

Corral cables using toilet paper rolls

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

Think ahead

Put vital appliances (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can set them on your kitchen counter immediately in your new home in Tulsa.

Unpack using a box cutter and also gloves

Packing is just fifty percent of the mission-at the opposite end of the road, you will be unpacking all of your belongings. A high quality box cutter, also referred to as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a large number of cartons much faster and simpler. And a pair of light work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying effects of touching all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable material, with grippy, rubbery fingertips and palms, are perfect.

For some extra ideas on how to plan an interstate move, click HERE to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving chores are all finished.....take a deep breath and permit yourself some "me time". Watch a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to unwind after having a lengthy day of hard work.

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

 

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