By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
With more than 4 decades in the moving business, we have spoken with thousands of folks who are moving, and we have collected their favorite hacks which will make moving to Little Rock less overwhelming. We realize that every move has its own set of issues and complications, however we have come up with a list of products, tools and techniques which have made the process significantly less overwhelming.
As well as using the recommended solutions below, we have discovered that staying 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 pricey) to relocate, including home furnishings or large appliances. Everything you keep, pack with care and attention-it demands time to seek out effective and purposeful things. Moving is expensive and also strenuous, and we have all utilized whatever no cost or inexpensive items work great for moving replaceable possessions, but safety measures for the possessions that matter justifies shelling out some bucks. And when it's within your price range to do so, hiring professional movers in Little Rock is virtually always worth the price: Your back (and also your pals) are going to thank you.
Have plenty of permanent markers on hand
You'll want to label each box, container, or bag to ensure you know what is what during the move, and the most effective approach to accomplish that is to have ample permanent markers readily accessible. They are inexpensive markers, so you shouldn't be hesitant to go nuts. 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 label too few of the boxes’ sides to save ink, and you are more prone to have big, legible labels that tell you “hand towels, bath stuff, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-rather than a load of unknown cartons to decipher when you arrive at your new house in Little Rock.
Close boxes quicker utilizing a tape gun
Look for a great tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.
And speaking of tape.....don't buy the low quality stuff
Buy good quality packing tape. Here's what one particular client noted following buying cheap tape, "It was a complete freaking pain. The tape was cheap and would regularly split down the middle, so I spent more time looking for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."
Begin conserving your egg cartons now
Package jewelry and other small items into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get tangled. Simply tape it closed right after you are done and strive to keep it upright over the move.
Color code your cartons
Use colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Designate a distinct color for each room in your home, and make sure to make a key that you can put up at your destination so that the movers comprehend which area the container belongs to!
Make use of your smartphone
Snap a photo of the back of your television as well as other electronic gadgets. That way, you know exactly which wires go where when you are setting up in the new house!
Give liquids a wrap
To prevent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - everything from toiletries to cleaning products - after that cover the top with transparent plastic wrap, and firmly reseal the cap. And, make sure to speak to your movers concerning what fluids can move on the moving van and which items you need to transport on your own.
Corral cords with toilet paper rolls
One way to reduce the jumbled mess of extension cords is to wind each and every cable up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each inside its individual toilet paper roll. You will have substantially more room in the carton, without any snarled mess to unpack later on. Just remember to clearly label the box!
Put essential appliances (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so it's possible to place them on your countertop immediately in your new place in Little Rock.
Unbox employing a box cutter and gloves
Packing is merely fifty percent of the chore-at the other end of the road, you are going to be unpacking everything. A quality box cutter, also recognized as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a large number of cartons much quicker and simpler. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to preserve your hands from the chafing, drying results of touching all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable material, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are best.
For some more suggestions on how to execute a cross country move, click HERE
to read a post from our friends at Apartment List.
And when all of the moving chores are all over.....take a deep breath and allow yourself some "me time". Enjoy a movie, order some pizza, or do whatever you need to relax after a extended day of hard work.
Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to Little Rock less overwhelming? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!
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