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September 18, 2019

Getting to the "Essentials" After Moving to Killeen

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

Sound judgment would say that unpacking your cartons and building your pieces of furniture ought to simply go in opposite sequence from packing. Which is accurate, to an extent--the coffeepot is normally last in, first out. However professional movers in Killeen fill moving trucks based on measurements and weight--not what you need immediately. They will work with you to be sure that your fundamentals are loaded last, but you will in all likelihood need to be there to help handle that undertaking, since your moving company in Killeen will not understand the critical belongings from the common items without having your instruction.

Be sure to make area inside your car for the essentials, store them there instead of putting them on the moving trucks. In this way, you don't have to wait for the boxes to unload, you are able to proceed to put boxes where they belong or keep them inside your vehicle until such time as you need them to ensure that they do not get lost in the mix.

Managing the Essentials

Technology has made managing a move a lot easier--there are apps for everything from inventorying your pieces of furniture to locating your new preferred cafe. MagicPlan is an app that lets you virtually place your furniture in the new home, in order to direct the movers the spot that the recliner--and other hard-to-move furniture--go on moving day.

Aside from placing the sofa, these are the initial things to do--even when the professional movers in Killeen are unloading the truck.

· Put together beds--your bedding never looked as good as it can the day you have moved to a new house

· Make your beds

· Set up electronic devices--you won't need to wait for the cable guy any longer, in many places you'll be able to plug in your modem and router and you're all set to go with your WiFi.

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

· Place towels and toiletries inside the bathrooms

Packing the Essentials

The takeaway at this point is that when you pack, you ought to have numerous boxes, bins, or tote bags of necessities--which will be more than a change of outfits along with a toothbrush. Planning room by room, these are what would be considered "necessary" in most households.


Moving is much more art than science. In the event the forecast is for a sunny day, you shouldn't count on it. Have extra shirts, pants or shorts, and sneakers on standby in the event you get drenched. Pack sufficient outfits for two or three days for each and every family member--if one of you is very small, load up a spare diaper bag.


Separate the everyday toiletries from the extras--this is not time for you to deep condition. Travel sizes are ideal for moving--proceed and pack the "actual thing" so that you do not need to worry about moisturizer. These are absolute fundamentals --for a few days.

· Dental hygiene items

· Bar soap or body wash, as well as washcloths.

· Hair shampoo and conditioner

· Hairbrushes, combs, plus a hairdryer

· Razors and shaving cream

· Lotions

· Ibuprofen or acetaminophen

· Band-aids

· Nail file or clippers--someone will certainly break a fingernail with all the moving


Strangely enough, a lot of moving checklists never include linens in the fundamentals-to-pack-at-the-last-minute. You don't need to procrastinate to pack your bedding, if that box is visibly labeled and straightforward to access, you'll be able to sock those aside at any time.

· Mattress pads and pillows

· Sheets, blankets, comforters

· Bath towels

· Shower curtains, hooks, and liners

· Bath mat

Kitchen area

· Coffeepot, microwave oven, toaster, juice machine

· Dishtowels, dish soap, dishwashing tabs

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

· Paper towels

· Trash can, garbage bags

Cleaning Materials

Likelihood is decent that you'll need to at the least wipe down the kitchen countertops and inside of the refrigerator prior to starting to put together any food. If the new residence is brand new, it is clean--however possibly has settled airborne debris. Consult your realtor for a housecleaning suggestion to make sure your new home is sparkling whenever you move in; or else, expect you'll clean. After move-in, floors have a tendency to need a little help... even when the moving company put some sort of protection on their walkways.

· More paper towels or cleaning rags

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

· Wet mop

· Anti-bacteria spray

· Vacuum cleaner

WiFi and Gadgets

Even though setting up the television is probably not an enormous concern, making sure your WiFi will be functional is--many individuals don't have land phone lines nowadays, and your cell provider might not have fantastic service in your new area. You possibly can get the modem from your internet company, or they are often able to drop it off prior to your move--synchronize that with your real estate agent. Pack your router as well as other electronic necessities separately from all the other gadgets.

Calm down --You have Got Time Now

You've got all the time in the world to unbox in Killeen and get settled, but that all hinges on getting a good night of slumber, an effective cup of coffee, and having the children fed and amused the next day or two. Packing with unpacking as the primary goal means you have everything you will need till all that you really want is unpacked and in its new position--and way less annoying than burrowing through cartons looking for linens at midnight.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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