Hacks for Making Moving to Little Rock Less Overwhelming

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

With more than forty years in the moving business, we have spoken with thousands of individuals who are moving, and we have put together their favorite tips to make moving to Little Rock less mind-boggling. We recognize that every move has its own set of problems and difficulties, but we've come up with a list of accessories, tools and techniques which have made the process less overwhelming.

As well as using the recommended solutions below, we have discovered that sticking with a basic methodology is effective regardless of where you are moving or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away anything that is a hassle (or particularly expensive) to move, including home furniture or bulky appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with caution-it demands time to seek out dependable and purposeful items. Moving is expensive and also demanding, and we have all made use of whatever no cost or inexpensive supplies work great for moving replaceable items, but safeguards for the items that matter justifies putting out some cash. And if it is inside of your finances to do so, making use of professional movers in Little Rock is virtually always worth the price: Your back (and also your pals) are going to appreciate it.

Have an abundance of permanent markers on hand

You'll want to label every carton, container, or bag so that you recognize what is what throughout a move, and the most efficient way to accomplish that is to have sufficient permanent markers readily available. They are affordable markers, so do not be hesitant to go bonkers. Get a minumum of one for each and every person assisting with the packing in addition to at least one per room in your home. By doing this nobody is inclined to “label it later” or to label too few of the boxes’ sides in order to save ink, and you are more likely to have large, readable labels which state “hand towels, shower things, toiletries”-or at least “bathroom”-instead of a stack of mystery cartons to decipher when you reach your new home in Little Rock.

Seal boxes more rapidly with a tape gun

Look for a high-quality tape gun for more productive, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....do not purchase the bargain stuff

Buy good quality packing tape. Here's what one client documented following buying inexpensive tape, "It was a total freaking headache. The tape was cheap and would constantly tear down the middle, so I invested more time attempting to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Start keeping your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and various little items into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get twisted. Just tape it shut right after you're done and try to keep it upright during the move.

Color code your cartons

Take advantage of colored duct tape to keep your boxes organized. Specify a distinct color for each room in your home, and make sure to put together a key that you can hang up at your destination so that the movers comprehend which room the carton goes to!

Make use of your smartphone

Take a picture of the back of your television set and other electronic gadgets. That way, you know specifically which cables go where when you find yourself setting up in the new place!

Give liquids a wrap

To circumvent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning materials - next cover the top using transparent plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, be sure to speak to your movers regarding what fluids can move on the moving van and which ones you need to transport yourself.

Corral cords with toilet paper rolls

One way to minimize the jumbled mess of extension cords is to wind each cable up in a 6-inch coil, and place each inside its own toilet paper roll. You’ll have substantially more room in the container, and no tangled mess to unpack later on. Just be sure you clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Place vital gadgets (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can place them on your counter straight away in your new house in Little Rock.

Unbox employing a box cutter and gloves

Packing up is merely 50 percent of the mission-at the opposite end of the road, you will be unpacking everything. A high quality box cutter, also known as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a multitude of cartons much faster and simpler. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to protect your hands from the chafing, drying impact of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable fabric, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are ideal.

For some extra tips on how to plan a cross country move, click HERE to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And as soon as all of the moving tasks are all finished.....take a deep breath and permit yourself a little "me time". Watch a movie, order some pizza, or do whatever you need to chill out following a lengthy day of hard work.

Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to Little Rock less overwhelming? Call A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!

 

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