Five Millennial-Friendly Moving Tips
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Make Use of Tech for Good
You will find lots of apps to assist you to manage a move--they can keep track of everything from your packing (store pictures of the items you put in each box) to starting up utilities (big life skill) to choosing a moving company in Little Rock. You can share the details with roommates or family so everyone is continually on the same page.
Low-Tech Often Rules for Moving
All the fantastic apps globally can't replace old-fashioned cardboard boxes as well as packing tape. Here's a moving trick that you will use throughout your life--get small cardboard boxes. Of course, you can get a lot more stuff in a huge box, but they get overweight very quickly. A good amount of small boxes will be more practical compared to a handful of huge ones.
So, you will want cartons, tape (spring for the tape gun), some newsprint or bubble wrap for padding, and markers. If you are extremely prepared, you might use color coded markers for your boxes, but most folks are satisfied with a black wide-tip Sharpie.
One good sized box that is worth buying is a wardrobe box--a heavy duty carton with a metal hanging bar over the top. You can store your hanging clothes in this box without having to concern yourself with wrinkles and dry cleaning when you unpack.
Give Yourself Enough time
Recall when you were enrolled in college and could pack up and proceed to another apartment (or room in the frat house) during a few hours? Put that out of your mind. Now you have furniture, electronics, paddle boards, and all the things which you often keep in your parent's basement. Not to mention your guitar collection. Allow yourself a few weeks at minimum to pack up for the move--the further you are going, the more time you'll need.
A great general guideline is one or two days for every room--you may load up a studio apartment a lot quicker than you could a two-bedroom rental. Dispose of everything you never use or will not need--donate it, give it away or perhaps throw it out.
Recognize Your Limitations
Sure, you're young and ready to undertake the world, however you might still want professional movers, especially if you have things like a motorcycle or a jet ski. If you are moving a long distance and flying to your new house, you may also need to move your car. Professional movers in Little Rock will be able to pack and move ALL your things for you, and you won't have to be concerned about it not arriving there whole.
Should it be at all within your funds, you should think about finding a professional moving company in Little Rock for your move. If you happen to be relocating for a job, your relocation package probably contains this perk, so definitely take advantage of it.
Snap a Selfie
Nothing is truly real until it's a story on social media, therefore take a pic as soon as you'll be in your new house. As a professional mover in Little Rock, we're here to do the hard work for you and will even join you in the selfie, if you’d like. Call for information on our services, selfies are free.
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