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January 14, 2018

Last In, First Out: How to Prioritize Your Boxes when Moving to Little Rock

packing - moving - boxesWhen you're moving, between the packing, organizing and planning to reach your landing-place, hardly any people take a moment to ponder about how you'll unpack once you get to your destination. However, standing in your new residence lugging boxes out of the truck, there are a few things you will want ready right away as opposed to everything else that could wait a while. It's important to be prepared for your first few hours, night and week in the house and what you will need to be able to conveniently unpack at each stage for the most effortless and comfortable move possible. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving, we've aided thousands of people relocate and can offer a few helpful tips on how to pack up your things so that unpacking is a breeze.

Last In, First Out

When packing a single box or the whole moving truck, it helps to keep in mind a simple guideline known as FILO or "First In, Last Out". What this suggests is that the first thing you pack will have several other items stacked on top of it and will, therefore, be one of the last things you unpack. The first thing in a box will most always be at the bottom and the first box in the moving truck will be at the rear of everything else. However, the better way to think of this in terms of your experience is "Last In, First Out" which means that the items you pack last will be what you can get to as soon as you get to your destination.

Smart Packing Strategy in Little Rock

When packing your whole house, it's not difficult to simply pack everything without planning into boxes based more on where it is located in your house than whether or not you'll need it. Instead, start by making a list of the items you'll want when you arrive, on the first day and over the first night. Remember that you'll probably be at the end of a long road or plane trip. If you do not get a hotel room for the first few nights, it is imperative to have a few things readily available.

Personal Items

During the first day at your new empty residence, you will most likely want a number of perfectly human items that the residence may or may not be equipped to offer so you will want to have planned accordingly. The thing that is most often missed is a full kit of toiletries. Make sure to pack toilet paper, hand soap and towels along with your tooth brushing and shower gear. Naturally, you will also want a couple changes of clothes closeby until you unpack your closet.


The subsequent set of things to ponder is what you'll need admist unpacking. If you don't like to sit on boxes, bring a camp chair or two so you can take a load off between unpacking sessions before the furniture is assembled. You will also want a box cutter or pocket knife for tape, a dolly for moving heavy or stacked boxes and your set of tools for reassembling the furniture. You can feel free to skip this step if you've appointed a moving company to unpack and reassemble for you.

Unpacking Order

Lastly, you'll want to ponder the sequence you'll want to unpack everything, especially if your things are coming in multiple trucks. The primary rooms to concern yourself with are the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom, in that order. Make sure to pack the rest of your valuable bathroom items, like towels and medicines, somewhere easy to uncover and swiftly accessible. The kitchen is the next thing people neglect and find themselves eating on paper plates while looking for the box of dishes. Your kitchen boxes should be clearly labeled and packed last so you can access your dishes, pans, and spices on the first night. Finally, make sure you can make your bed before you are beat at the end of the day with clean sheets, pillows, and blankets.

Once you or your movers have meticulously sorted, boxed, and labeled all of your possessions, working with your movers is the best way to make sure that the right boxes are available early and delivered to the correct rooms. This way, you won't have to sift through stacks of heavy boxes to find what you are looking for as each room will have unequivocally what it needs.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distance move.
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