By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
With over 40 years in the moving business, we've spoken with a large number of folks who are moving, and we have put together their favorite hacks to help make moving to Austin less intimidating. We understand that each and every move presents its own set of problems and difficulties, however we have come up with a list of accessories, tools and strategies that have made the process significantly less overwhelming.
As well as using the suggested things listed below, we have discovered that sticking with a simple process works well regardless of where you are moving or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away whatever that is an inconvenience (or exceptionally costly) to move, like home decor or sizeable appliances. Everything you keep, pack with caution-it calls for time to locate dependable and purposeful possessions. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all utilized whatever zero cost or low-cost supplies work good for moving replaceable things, but safety measures for the items that matter justifies shelling out some bucks. And when it is within your finances to do so, employing professional movers in Austin is nearly always worth the cost: Your back (and your buddies) are going to thank you.
Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand
You need to label each box, container, or bag to ensure you distinguish what is what during the move, and the most efficient method to make it happen is to have many permanent markers readily accessible. They are affordable markers, so you shouldn't be reluctant to go bonkers. Get no less than one for each person assisting with the packing in addition to one per room. Using this method nobody is likely to “label it later” or to label too few of the boxes’ sides to save ink, and you are quite likely going to have large, legible labels which say “hand towels, shower items, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-instead of a pile of mystery cartons to decipher when you get to your new residence in Austin.
Close boxes quicker with a tape gun
Find a good tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.
And speaking of tape.....don't buy the bargain stuff
Purchase top quality packing tape. Here is what one customer reported after getting inexpensive tape, "It was a total freaking headache. The tape was flimsy and would regularly split down the center, so I spent more time searching for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."
Begin conserving your egg cartons now
Put jewelry and various small pieces into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get twisted. Merely tape it shut once you are done and strive to store it upright throughout the move.
Color code your boxes
Use colored duct tape to keep your boxes organized. Designate a unique color for every room, and be sure to create a key that you can put up at your new house so that the movers know which room the container goes to!
Use your smartphone
Snap a photograph of the back of your television set and other electronic devices. That way, you understand precisely which wires go where when you find yourself setting up in the new house!
Give liquids a wrap
To avoid spillage mid-move, uncap all household liquids - anything from toiletries to cleaning supplies - next cover the top by using transparent plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, make sure to speak to your movers regarding what liquids might go on the moving van and which ones you need to transport yourself.
Corral wires utilizing toilet paper rolls
A good way to minimize the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind every cable up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each in its individual toilet tissue roll. You’ll have a lot more room in the container, with no snarled mess to unpack later. Just remember to clearly label the box!
Put essential appliances (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can put them on your countertop immediately in your new home in Austin.
Unpack using a box cutter and also gloves
Packing is merely fifty percent of the task-at the other end of the road, you are going to be unpacking all your stuff. A quality box cutter, also recognized as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down numerous cartons much quicker and much easier. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying impact of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable fabric, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are perfect.
For some extra suggestions on how to organize a cross country move, click HERE
to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List.
And when all of the moving chores are all done.....take a deep breath and give yourself a little "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do whatever you need to relax following a extended day of hard work.
Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to Austin less overwhelming? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!
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