Killeen Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Left. Now What 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 pondering which box has the power cord for the Television and where in the world are your jammies. In all the arranging and logistics to guarantee the optimal professional move to Killeen, the one thing you forgot to do is plan out the actual living-how should you put it all back together again? How do you start to go through and uncover the things you need for the initial night in your new house, let alone the location of the pet food?

Hopefully you happen to be reading this before you move, and are not positioned on a pile of boxes, whimpering with exhaustion and overall moving burnout, and you can take these procedures for a tranquil and collected post-move prior to when the professional movers arrive. This way, when everything is unloaded into the house you can spring into motion and start getting organized-or more likely, summon your last reserves of energy and stagger to the boxes where you've packed your linens and pillows.

Pillow Talk

Initially, organize your bed linens. If you are super on-the-ball this can be accomplished the morning of the move, but let's assume you will be packing them up in advance. Set sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and whatever else you'll need for a good night of slumber and label the carton so that it stands out from the group. Bigger boxes or plastic bins are good for these; the linens are bulky but lightweight, so you're able to fill it right up. Repeat this with all the beds you'll be making use of that initial night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move unless you have extras. If you're like the majority of adults your pillow is critical to get a good night's slumber and you do not want to make use of a spare. Stuff those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags along with the boxes.

The great thing for marking these cartons is vibrant themed duct tape. If you've got youngsters of a certain age you most likely have a kitchen drawer stuffed with it, otherwise you can get some at a craft, big box or drug store. Merely run a length along the perimeters so you're able to spot those boxes from 20 paces. A big, vibrant colored marker will work too-just be sure you mark every side of the box (which is half a dozen). Color code every bedroom by itself and guide the carton to the right room while you are air traffic controlling the movers making it painless Make Sure and take these recommendations after the professional movers head out for a smooth initial night at your new home in Killeen.

At this stage all you have to undertake is make the beds and slip in. Amongst the pleasures of professional movers would be that putting the beds together is considered a part of the service, so it is one less thing on your own to-do list.

Odds are very good you might want a shower before you decide to drop, hence pack a couple of bath towels and vital toiletries sticking with the same unique duct tape. Remember the bath setup of the new home so you have a shower curtain (or at least a liner) and the HOOKS ---and a rod to hang all of it on--unless you're fine with no curtain and having water going all around the room. Even though in all honesty you will possibly not really care at first, cleaning the floor using one of the four bathroom towels you can locate could be a real mood kill.

Pack each and every family member an overnight bag containing outfits, footwear, and toiletries for a couple days. Living from a well-organized tote is a great deal better than sorting through boxes when you aren't able to find the toothpaste or the favorite stuffed toy. These would be requirements-mud masks for teenage girls are usually not.

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Soap or perhaps body scrub
  • Prescriptions inside a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is tough on nails and someone's will rip or have a hangnail
  • Razors, lotion, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

When there's an infant in the family, double up on the supplies inside the diaper bag. Sure, you can always get diapers. No, 5:00am isn't the ideal occasion in order to go do it.

Do the same task for the household pets-place a couple of days of food and meds inside big plastic bags and store them in a duffle bag along with leashes and also pet toys. Getting used to a brand new house is hard for your pets, too, so keep their familiar stuff readily available.

When you move such an abundance of concentration is spent on the pre-move organization; exactly what is the most effective technique to convert all the cartons back into a home? Start with beds-you have to have a area to crash. (Check out above!) And have snack foods and also drinks inside the refrigerator. Odds are it is take-out night for supper but come the morning you'll be wanting your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here's how to avoid post-moving stress.

The Boy Scouts have it right---be prepared. It's actually a prevalent yet unacknowledged fact that no matter how well-equipped you are, something will go wrong, and you'll be waving your new companion moving crew good-bye well after the sun sets. Vehicles have mechanical issues, temperature doesn't cooperate, other motorists are thoughtless enough to lead to traffic to come to a total halt a number of yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you're going on a big picnic and bring a ice chest or two with the beverages and treats you will really need to get you through unloading day, and also into the night time. These are the things that are key to a decent journey and initial night. 

  • Water bottles-whether or not you have cases of single use bottles or a five-gallon jug and use refillables, keeping hydrated is essential.
  • Individually wrapped treats-splurge on the single serving packs of fruit, chips as well as cookies. This is the day to toss the diet program out of the window, so go for the processed flour and carbs.
  • Trash bags-try to keep the car as organized as possible, bring several bags allowing you to toss the trash whenever you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a substantial pack of wet wipes for spills and also sticky, mucky hands can give you the will to remain living after having a long day traveling and amid the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody is likely to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points bulletin for your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, automobile plugs, and also any other thing you need to make certain you're never off the grid.
  • Water bowls for your animals-your animals need to avoid dehydration, precisely like you. Should you have a travel bowl, great. If not, critters aren't too picky-anything that Spot can easily fit his snout into is certainly fine.

Consider takeout that initial night-assuming you can find the refrigerator and get to the cooktop, do you actually desire to make dinner (or even more logically, a late night snack)?

Group your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, bean grinder, as well as other morning essentials like you did your linens-color code the box so you can get to it first thing. There is nothing better than that very first mug of coffee in your new home, and nothing worse than not having the ability to find the coffee pot.


All of those electronic products and devices you so carefully shepherded through the wilderness will likely not do you a bit of good without WiFi or internet service hooked up when you get to your new house. If it is possible, have all that put in place in advance of move in day so you don't have any downtime. In case your internet company remains the same inquire about shifting your account, which means you could possibly keep your cable box and modem. Otherwise, you can create a hotspot to get online utilizing your totally charged cell phones or tablets.

If you're loading your tools, take out several small screwdrivers, a small wrench, and some pliers and set them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy is likely to make any job move much faster thus making you the hero to your kids.

The great news is that when the cable television guy says he will be there between 8 and 5, you're sure you will be home--because regardless of how faithfully you have followed the above mentioned tips, you still cannot uncover your shoes.

Ready to begin planning your next move to Killeen? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group 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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