Hacks for Making Moving to Killeen Less Overwhelming

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

With in excess of 4 decades in the moving business, we have spoken with a large number of folks who are moving, and we have collected their preferred tips to help make moving to Killeen less mind-boggling. We recognize that each and every move presents its own set of challenges and complications, but we have come up with a list of accessories, tools and methods that have made the process much less overwhelming.

As well as making use of the suggested things below, we have discovered that adhering to a simple strategy works well no matter where you are heading or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away whatever that is a headache (or extremely pricey) to move, including home furnishings or bulky appliances. Everything you keep, pack with caution-it demands time to locate effective and purposeful things. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all used whatever no cost or inexpensive supplies function good for moving replaceable items, but safeguards for the possessions that matter warrants putting out some cash. And if it's within your price range to do so, hiring professional movers in Killeen is almost always worth the cost: Your back (and your friends) are going to appreciate it.

Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand

You should label each box, container, or bag to ensure you know what is what throughout a move, and the most successful approach to make it happen is to have many permanent markers readily available. They are inexpensive markers, so don't be reluctant to go nuts. Have no less than one for every person helping with the packing in addition to at least one per room. This way no one is likely to “label it later” or to label too few of the boxes’ sides to avoid wasting ink, and you are more prone to have sizeable, legible labels that say “hand towels, bathtub stuff, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-as opposed to a stack of unknown cartons to decipher as soon as you reach your new residence in Killeen.

Close boxes faster using a tape gun

Select a high-quality tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....don't get the cheap stuff

Get hold of top quality packing tape. Here's what one patron documented after buying cheap tape, "It was a total freaking nightmare. The tape was flimsy and would constantly split down the middle, so I invested more time attempting to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin saving your egg cartons now

Pack jewelry and other little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it does not get twisted. Just tape it closed once you're done and attempt to keep it upright throughout the move.

Color code your cartons

Take advantage of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a different color for each room in your home, and don't forget to put together a key that you can put up at your new home so that the movers know which area the carton goes to!

Use your smartphone

Snap a picture of the back of your television as well as other electronic gadgets. This way, you are aware of exactly which wires go where when you're setting up in the new place!

Give liquids a wrap

To avoid spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - everything from toiletries to cleaning products - after that cover up the top using transparent plastic wrap, and firmly reseal the cap. And, make sure to speak to your movers about what fluids might go on the moving van and which types you need to transport yourself.

Corral wires utilizing toilet paper rolls

One method to lessen the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind each cord up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each inside its individual toilet tissue roll. You’ll have lots more room in the carton, and no snarled mess to unpack later. Just be sure you clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Place crucial kitchen appliances (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can place them on your countertop right away in your new place in Killeen.

Unpack employing a box cutter and also gloves

Packing is merely 50 percent of the mission-at the other end of the road, you are going to be unpacking everything. A high quality box cutter, also known as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down a large number of boxes much faster and much easier. And a pair of light work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying results of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable cloth, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are best.

For some more tips on how to organize a long-distance move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving tasks are all done.....take a deep breath and give yourself a bit of "me time". Watch a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to chill out following a lengthy day of hard work.

Ready to discover how a professional mover can help make moving to Killeen less overwhelming? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!

 

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