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

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

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesWhat to do now?

The moving trucks have gone away, leaving you exhausted and wondering which box has the power cord to the TV and where in the world are your jammies. In the organizing and logistics to ensure the perfect professional move to Austin, the one thing you failed to remember to do is plan out the actual living-how should you put it all together again? How do you begin to go through and find what you need for the 1st night in your new house, not to mention the whereabouts of the pet food?

With any luck you're reading this prior to when you move, and are not perched on a pile of boxes, whimpering with exhaustion and overall moving burnout, and you can follow these tips for a serene and collected post-move before the professional movers come. By doing this, when everything's unloaded into the residence you are able to spring into motion and begin getting organized-or more likely, summon your last reserves of energy and stagger to the boxes where you have packed your linens and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First of all, organize your bed linens. If you are super on-the-ball you can do this the morning of the move, but let's assume you will be packing them up beforehand. Place bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and anything else you'll need for a good night of sleep and label the box so that it stands out from the bunch. Bigger boxes or plastic bins are good for these; the bed linens are usually bulky but lightweight, which means you can fill it right up. Do this with all the beds you will be making use of that initial night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move except if you have extras. Should you be like the majority of grown-ups your pillow is vital to get a good night of slumber and you don't wish to utilize a spare. Stuff those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags with the cartons.

The best thing for marking these cartons is colorful themed duct tape. If you've got kids of a certain age it is likely you have a kitchen drawer filled with it, if not you'll find some at a craft, big box or drug store. Merely run a piece along the sides to help you identify those cartons from 20 paces. A large, colorful marker is effective too-just be sure you tag all sides of the box (that is six). Color code each bedroom separately and point the box to the right room whilst you're air traffic controlling the movers making it straightforward Be sure and adhere to these tips after the professional movers head out for a smooth premier night at your new residence in Austin.

At this stage what you need to undertake is make the beds and slide in. One of many delights of professional movers would be that setting the beds up is a portion of the service, so it is one less detail on your to-do list.

Chances are pretty good you'll want a warm shower before you drop, therefore pack a few towels and crucial toiletries using the same distinctive duct tape. Take into account the bath setup of the new house so you will have a shower curtain (or at a minimum a liner) and the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold it all on--unless you are alright without a curtain and having water going throughout the shower room. Whilst in all honesty you might not mind to start with, cleaning the flooring using one of the 4 bath towels you can uncover could be a real mood kill.

Pack each family member an overnight travelling bag which has outfits, footwear, and toiletries for a few days. Living out of a prepared bag is a lot better than digging through cartons if you aren't able to find the toothpaste or the beloved stuffed bear. These would be requirements-mud masks for teenage girls are usually not.

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

If there's a baby in the family, double up on the supplies in the diaper bag. Yes, you can always acquire diapers. No, 5:00am isn't the ideal moment to go do it.

Do the same task for the domestic pets-put a few days of food and meds inside large zip-locs and keep them within a duffle bag together with leads and also pet toys. Becoming accustomed to a different home is strenuous for household pets, too, and so have their comfortable things readily accessible.

When you move such an abundance of concentration is spent on the pre-move planning; what is the most effective strategy to convert all those cartons back into a home? Commence with beds-you must have a area to crash. (Check out above!) And have snack food items along with drinks inside the refrigerator. It's likely that it's take-out night for supper however come the morn you'll 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 typical but unacknowledged reality that no matter how well-prepared you are, something will probably go askew, and you'll be waving your new best friend moving personnel good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks have flat tires, weather does not cooperate, other drivers are inconsiderate enough to lead to traffic to come to a standstill a hundred meters from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you're going on a big picnic and load up a ice chest or a couple with the beverages and snacks you will want to get you through unloading day, as well as into the evening. These are the basic things that are crucial for a solid journey and first night. 

  • Water bottles-regardless of whether you get cases of single use bottles or a five-gallon jug and use refillables, remaining hydrated is necessary.
  • Individually wrapped snack foods-bite the bullet on the individual serving packages of fruit, chips as well as cookies. This is the day to toss the diet out of the window, so go for the processed flour and sugar.
  • Trash bags-try to keep the automobile as organized as possible, bring a few bags allowing you to toss the trash whenever you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable pack of wet wipes for spillage and sticky, dirty hands can provide you with the will to remain living after a long day on the road and amongst the boxes.
  • Band aids--somebody's bound to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points bulletin for all your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, vehicle adapters, and also anything else you need to guarantee you're not off the grid.
  • Water bowls for your pets-your animals must avoid dehydration, exactly like you. If you've got a travel container, fantastic. In any other case, animals aren't overly fussy-anything in which Spot is able to fit his snout into is actually good.

Plan for takeout that initial night-assuming you can locate the fridge and get to the range, do you actually wish to make supper (or maybe more logically, a late night snack)?

Load your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, coffee bean mill, along with other morning necessities like you did your linens-color code the carton to get to it very first thing. There isn't anything superior to that first mug of coffee in your new house, and nothing worse than not being able to find the coffee pot.

Hooking Up

All those electronics and devices you so meticulously shepherded through the wilderness will not do you any good with no WiFi or internet service hooked up when you get to your new house. If at all possible, get all that set up prior to move in day so you do not have any downtime. In case your internet provider remains the same find out about switching your service, in order that you might be able to keep your cable box and modem. In any other case, you could make a hotspot to get online using your completely charged mobile phones or tablets.

If you're loading your tools, pull out a couple of small screwdrivers, a small wrench, as well as pliers and put them with the power cords and modems. Having tools on hand will make almost any undertaking go more quickly thus making you the hero to your children.

The good thing is that when the cable guy says he's going to be there between 8 and 5, you know you're going to be home--because irrespective of how vigilantly you've followed the above mentioned guidelines, you still cannot find your sneakers.

Ready to start getting ready for your next move to Austin? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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The Mickelson Family
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