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October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Departed. Now What Do I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesSo what now?

The moving trucks have driven away, leaving you worn out and pondering which carton has the power cord for the Television and precisely where in the world are your pj's. In the preparing and logistics to ensure the perfect professional move to Little Rock, the single thing you forgot to do is organize the actual living-how does one put it all together again? How can you start to go through and locate exactly what you need for the initial evening in your new home, let alone the whereabouts of the dog food?

Ideally you're reading this before you actually move, and are not perched on a pile of boxes, whimpering with fatigue and overall moving burnout, and you will follow these steps for a calm and collected post-move in advance of when the professional movers come. Therefore, once everything is unloaded into the house you can spring into action and start getting organized-or more likely, summon your very last reserves of strength and stagger to the cartons where you might have packed your linens and pillows.

Pillow Talk

Initially, organize your bed linens. If you're tremendously on-the-ball this can be done the morning of the move, but let us presume you're packing them up in advance. Place sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and anything else you will need for a decent night's slumber and label the box so that it stands out from the group. Larger cartons or perhaps plastic bins are perfect for these; the sheets tend to be bulky but lightweight, which means you can fill it all the way up. Repeat this with all the beds you'll be utilizing that first night.

Pack your pillows the morning of the move unless you have additional. Should you be like most individuals your pillow is vital to get a good night of sleep and you don't wish to use a spare. Put those in large trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags with the cartons.

The best thing for marking these boxes is bright colored themed duct tape. If you've got youngsters of a specific age you almost certainly have a drawer full of it, otherwise you can get yourself some at a hobby, big box or drug store. Just run a length along the perimeters so you can see those cartons at twenty paces. A giant, colorful marker will work too-just make sure you label every side of the carton (that's 6). Color code every bedroom by itself and steer the carton to the correct room whilst you're air traffic controlling the movers so it will be effortless Be sure and adhere to these recommendations after the professional movers leave for a smooth premier night at your new residence in Little Rock.

At this time all you have to do is make the beds and tumble in. One of the joys of professional movers is the fact that putting the beds up is a portion of the service, so that's one less item on your own to-do list.

Chances are pretty good you'll want a hot shower prior to deciding to drop, therefore pack several bath towels and crucial toiletries with the same distinct duct tape. Take into account the bathroom design of the new house so you've got a shower curtain (or at a minimum a liner) together with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold it all on--unless you're okay without a curtain and having water hurtling throughout the bathroom. Although in truth you may not worry at first, cleaning the flooring using one of the 4 bathroom towels you can come across could be a real mood kill.

Prepare each family member an overnight bag with clothes, shoes, and toiletries for a couple of days. Living out of a well-organized travelling bag is a lot better than sorting through cartons if you aren't able to find the toothpaste or the preferred stuffed toy. Here are necessities-mud masks for teenage girls aren't.

  • Toothbrushes as well as toothpaste
  • Soap or maybe body wash
  • Medications inside a travel sized pill case
  • Nail clippers-packing tape is tough on fingernails and somebody's will split or get a hangnail
  • Razors, skin cream, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

If there's a baby in the household, double up on the supplies inside the diaper bag. Yes, you can always acquire diapers. No, 5:00am is not the the best moment for you to go do it.

Do the same thing for the domestic pets-put a couple of days of food and medications in large zip-locs and store them within a duffle bag with leads and playthings. Adjusting to a different house is strenuous for household pets, too, therefore remember to keep their comfortable stuff readily available.

Any time you move such an abundance of attention is spent on the pre-move planning; what's the most effective method to switch all of those boxes back into a home? Begin with beds-you have to have a spot to crash. (Check out above!) And in addition have snack food items as well as drinks within the refrigerator. Chances are it will be take-out night for dinner but come the morning you'll want your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here's how to avoid post-moving trauma.

The Boy Scouts have got it right---be prepared. It's actually a typical but unacknowledged truth that no matter how well-organized you happen to be, something will probably go askew, and you will be waving your new best friend moving personnel good-bye well after the sun sets. Vehicles have mechanical issues, the weather does not cooperate, other motorists are thoughtless enough to cause traffic to reach a total halt a hundred or so yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Pretend you're going on a big picnic and load up a cooler or two with the drinks and treats you'll need to get you through unloading day, and into the night. These are the things which are crucial for a good journey and initial night. 

  • Water bottles-whether you get cases of solo use water bottles or a five-gallon jug and make use of refillables, keeping well hydrated is a must.
  • Individually wrapped treats-bite the bullet on the single serving packages of fruit, chips as well as cookies. This is the day to throw the diet out of the window, so go for the processed flour and carbs.
  • Trash bags-try to keep your automobile as neat as it can be, bring a handful of bags so you can throw out the waste whenever you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a large package of wet wipes for spillage along with sticky, dirty hands can provide you with the will to continue living after a long day on the road and among the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody is bound to cut something or get a blister.
  • Chargers-put out an all-points message for all of your devices' charging pieces-power cords, wall blocks, automobile plugs, and also anything else you need to make certain you're never off the grid.
  • Water containers for your pets-your pets have to avoid dehydration, exactly like you. If you have a travel bowl, great. Otherwise, critters aren't extremely picky-anything in which Spot can easily fit his snout into is certainly acceptable.

Plan for takeout that first night-assuming you can locate the refrigerator and get to the range, do you actually want to whip up an evening meal (or even more logically, a late night snack)?

Load up your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, bean grinder, as well as other morning necessities like you did your linens-color code the carton to get to it very first thing. There is nothing better than that initial cup of joe in your new house, and nothing more annoying than not being able to find the coffee pot.


All those electronics and gizmos you so carefully shepherded through the wilderness will likely not do you a bit of good with no WiFi or internet service installed when you arrive to your new residence. If at all possible, get all that put in place ahead of move in day so you don't have any downtime. In the event your internet company remains the same inquire about transferring your service, in order that you might be able to keep your cable box and modem. In any other case, you can create a hotspot to get online using your fully charged phones or tablets.

If you are loading your tools, remove several small screwdrivers, a small wrench, as well as pliers and set them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy can certainly make virtually any undertaking move much faster thus making you the hero to your youngsters.

The good thing is that if the cable television guy says he's going to be there between 8 and 5, you know you'll be home--because no matter how carefully you have followed the aforementioned tips, you still cannot come across your sneakers.

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


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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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