Hacks for Making Moving to Austin Less Overwhelming

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

With over forty years in the moving business, we've talked to a large number of individuals who are moving, and we have compiled their preferred tips to help make moving to Austin less intimidating. We realize that every move presents its own set of challenges and complications, but we've come up with a list of accessories, tools and tactics that have made the process significantly less overwhelming.

As well as making use of the recommended solutions listed below, we have discovered that sticking with a simple strategy is beneficial regardless of where you are heading or what you are moving. To begin with, sell or give away anything that is an inconvenience (or particularly costly) to move, such as household furniture or sizeable appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with caution-it demands time to obtain reliable and purposeful possessions. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all made use of whatever no cost or economical materials work good for moving replaceable belongings, but safety measures for the personal belongings that matter justifies putting out some money. And in case it's inside of your price range to do so, hiring professional movers in Austin is virtually always well worth the cost: Your back (and your buddies) are going to thank you.

Have a lot of permanent markers on hand

You need to label every box, container, or bag to ensure you distinguish what is what during the move, and the most efficient method to accomplish that is to have sufficient permanent markers readily available. They are economical markers, so you shouldn't be reluctant to go crazy. Get no less than one for each person assisting with the packing in addition to at least one per room. This way no one is inclined to “label it later” or to tag too few of the boxes’ sides to avoid wasting ink, and you are more likely to have large, legible labels that say “hand towels, bathtub stuff, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-rather than a stack of unknown boxes to decipher as soon as you reach your new residence in Austin.

Close up boxes more rapidly utilizing a tape gun

Look for a great tape gun for more efficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....don't purchase the low quality stuff

Get top quality packing tape. Here is what one client documented following buying inexpensive tape, "It was a complete freaking pain. The tape was thin and would continuously tear down the middle, so I spent more time looking for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin keeping your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and other little things into empty egg cartons, so it does not get snarled. Simply tape it shut once you're done and try to keep it upright throughout the move.

Color code your boxes

Take advantage of colored duct tape to keep your boxes organized. Specify a unique color for every room or living area, and be sure to create a key that you can hang up at your new house so that the movers understand which area the box goes to!

Make use of your smartphone

Snap a photograph of the back of your television along with other electronic gadgets. This way, you understand precisely which cords go where when you're setting up in the new house!

Give liquids a wrap

To avoid spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning supplies - then cover the top with transparent plastic wrap, and tightly reseal the cap. And, be certain to talk to your movers regarding what liquids may go on the moving van and which ones you will want to transport on your own.

Corral wires with toilet paper rolls

One way to reduce the jumbled mess of extension cords is to wind each cord up in a 6-inch coil, and place each into its individual toilet tissue roll. You’ll have substantially more room in the box, with no tangled mess to unpack down the road. Just remember to clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Place essential gadgets (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can place them on your counter right away in your new place in Austin.

Unpack using a box cutter and also gloves

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

For some extra ideas on how to execute an interstate move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving tasks are all finished.....take a deep breath and give yourself some "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do anything you need to relax following a lengthy day of hard work.

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


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