The Movers Just Left. So What Now Should I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
 

Moving - Unpacking BoxesNow what?

The moving trucks have driven away, leaving you exhausted and wondering which box has the power cord to the TV and exactly where on earth are your pajamas. Out of all planning and logistics to ensure the optimal professional move to Tulsa, the one thing you forgot to do is organize the actual living-how do you put it all back together again? How should you start to sift through and find what you need for the first evening in your new house, let alone the location of the cat food?

Hopefully you happen to be reading this before you actually move, and are not perched on a stack of boxes, crying with weariness and overall moving burnout, and you can take these steps for a serene and collected post-move in advance of when the professional movers arrive. By doing this, when everything's unloaded into the home you can spring into motion and start getting organized-or more likely, summon your very last reserves of strength and stagger to the boxes where you might have packed your linens and pillows.

Pillow Talk

Initially, organize your bed linens. If you are tremendously on-the-ball this can be accomplished the morning of the move, but let us suppose you're packing them up beforehand. Put sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and anything else you will want for a decent night's sleep and label the carton so that it stands apart from the bunch. Larger boxes or plastic tubs are perfect for these; the sheets are bulky but lightweight, which means you can fill it all the way up. Accomplish this with all the beds you'll be utilizing that initial night.

Pack your pillows the morning of the move unless you have excess. For anybody who is like the majority of individuals your pillow is crucial to get a sensible night's slumber and you don't want to utilize a spare. Put those in big garbage bags when you get up, and color code the bags together with the boxes.

The great thing for marking these boxes is vibrant themed duct tape. If you've got youngsters of a certain age you most likely have a drawer filled with it, if not you can get some at a hobby, big box or drug store. Merely run a length on the edges so you can recognize those boxes at 20 paces. A large, brightly colored marker will work too-just make sure you label every side of the carton (which is six). Color code each bedroom individually and direct the box to the right room whilst you're air traffic controlling the movers so it will be painless Be certain and adhere to these steps after the professional movers head out for a calm and collected first night at your new home in Tulsa.

At this time all you need to do is make the beds and tumble in. Amongst the joys of professional movers would be that setting the beds up is part of the service, so that's one less item on your to-do list.

Chances are decent you will want a shower before you drop, hence pack a few bath towels and vital toiletries with the same distinctive tape. Take into account the bath layout of the new home so you've got a shower curtain (or at least a liner) along with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold it all on--unless you're okay without a curtain and having water going all over the shower room. Although in truth you might not really care initially, cleaning the floor using one of the 4 bath towels you can locate might be a true mood kill.

Prepare each and every family member an overnight tote containing clothing, shoes, and toiletries for a couple days. Living out of a prepared travelling bag is a great deal better than rummaging through boxes in the event you aren't able to find the toothpaste or the preferred stuffed toy. Here are basics-mud masks for adolescent girls are usually not.

  • Toothbrushes and also toothpaste
  • Soap or perhaps body wash
  • Prescription medications within a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is hard on fingernails and somebody's will rip or have a hangnail
  • Razors, lotion, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

If there is a baby in the family, double up on the items in the diaper bag. Sure, you could get diapers. No, 5:00am is not the the very best moment in order to go do it.

Do the same thing for the household pets-put several days of food and meds in big zip-locs and store them within a duffle bag along with leads and toys. Becoming accustomed to a different residence is hard for your pets, also, therefore keep their recognizable items readily accessible.

When you move so much concentration is spent on the pre-move planning; what is the most desirable technique to turn all the boxes back into a home? Commence with beds-you need a spot to crash. (Check out above!) And also have snacks and beverages within the fridge. Likelihood is it's take-out night for supper but come the morn you will want your coffee pot loaded and prepared. Here is how to avoid post-moving stress.

The Boy Scouts have it right---be prepared. It is a prevalent however unacknowledged fact that no matter how well-prepared you happen to be, something will go awry, and you'll be waving your new companion moving workers good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks get flat tires, weather does not cooperate, other vehicle operators are inconsiderate enough to cause traffic to reach a grinding halt a hundred yards 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 refreshments and snacks you will want to get you through unloading day, as well as into the night. These represent the items that are critical for a decent trip and initial night. 

  • Water bottles-regardless of whether you get cases of single use bottles or a five-gallon jug and make use of refillables, remaining well hydrated is crucial.
  • Individually wrapped goodies-bite the bullet on the single serving packages of fruit, chips as well as cookies. This is the day to toss the diet out the window, so go for the refined flour and sugar.
  • Trash bags-try to keep your vehicle as tidy as it can be, bring several bags so you can toss the waste when you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable pack of wet wipes for spillage and sticky, mucky hands can supply you with the will to remain living after having a lengthy day on the road and amid the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody is going to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points message for all of your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, automobile adapters, and anything else you have to make certain you're never off the grid.
  • Water bowls for pets-your family pets have to avoid dehydration, exactly like you. Should you have a travel bowl, wonderful. If not, pets usually are not excessively particular-anything that Fido is able to fit his snout in is actually good.

Consider takeout that initial night-assuming you can find the fridge and get to the oven, do you really want to whip up supper (or maybe more logically, a midnight snack)?

Pack your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, coffee bean grinder, and other morning necessities like you did your linens-color code the box to get to it first thing. There is nothing superior to that primary cup of coffee in your new house, and nothing more irritating than not being able to find the coffee pot.

Hooking Up

All those electronics and gizmos you so meticulously shepherded through the wilderness will not 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 at all possible, get all that set up in advance of move in day so you do not have any downtime. If your internet supplier continues to be the same ask about shifting your service, in order that you might be able to keep your cable box and modem. In any other case, you can create a hotspot to get online using your totally charged phones or tablets.

When you are loading your tools, remove a few small screwdrivers, a small wrench, as well as pliers and place them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy is likely to make almost any job proceed a lot faster thus making you a hero to your children.

The good news is that if the cable tv guy says he's going to be there between 8 and 5, you're sure you're going to be home--because no matter how carefully you've adhered to the aforementioned recommendations, you still are unable to come across your sneakers.

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

 

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