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November 16, 2018

Hacks for Making Moving to Dallas Less Overwhelming

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

With more than 4 decades in the moving business, we have spoken with a large number of individuals who are moving, and we have put together their favorite tricks to make moving to Dallas less mind-boggling. We understand that every move includes its own set of issues and complications, nevertheless we've come up with a list of items, tools and techniques which have made the process much less overwhelming.

As well as using the recommended items below, we have learned that staying with a simple strategy is beneficial no matter where you are moving or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away anything that is a hassle (or particularly costly) to relocate, including household decor or sizeable appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with care and attention-it calls for time to locate dependable and purposeful things. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all made use of whatever free or economical items function great for moving replaceable items, but safeguards for the belongings that matter warrants putting out some cash. And in case it is inside of your finances to do so, employing professional movers in Dallas is almost always really worth the expense: Your back (and your buddies) are going to thank you.

Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand

You need to label each box, container, or bag so that you distinguish what is what during the move, and the most efficient approach to achieve that is to have ample permanent markers readily available. They are economical markers, so don't be reluctant to go nuts. Have a minumum of one for each person assisting with the packing in addition to one per room. Using this method nobody is likely to “label it later” or to tag too few of the boxes’ sides to save ink, and you are more prone to have sizeable, legible labels which tell you “hand towels, bathtub stuff, toiletries”-or at a minimum “bathroom”-instead of a stack of mystery cartons to decipher as soon as you arrive at your new house in Dallas.

Seal boxes faster with a tape gun

Select a great tape gun for more effective, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....don't get the cheap stuff

Get hold of quality packing tape. Here's what one particular client documented following getting bargain-priced tape, "It was a complete freaking headache. The tape was flimsy and would regularly tear down the middle, so I invested more time searching for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin the process of keeping your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and other small items into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get tangled. Simply tape it shut after you are done and strive to store it upright during the move.

Color code your boxes

Take advantage of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Designate a unique color for every room or living area, and be sure to put together a key that you can hang up at your destination so that the movers understand which space the container goes to!

Make use of your smartphone

Snap a photo of the back of your TV and other electronic gadgets. This way, you know specifically which cables go where when you find yourself setting up in the new place!

Give liquids a wrap

To circumvent leaks mid-move, uncap all household liquids - anything from toiletries to cleaning products - then cover up the top with transparent plastic wrap, and securely reseal the cap. And, make sure to talk to your movers about what fluids can go on the moving van and which items you will want to transport yourself.

Corral cables using toilet paper rolls

One method to minimize the chaotic mess of extension cords is to wind every cord up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each inside its individual toilet paper roll. You will have lots more room in the container, without any snarled mess to unpack later. Just remember to clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Place crucial kitchen appliances (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can put them on your kitchen counter immediately in your new house in Dallas.

Unpack employing a box cutter and also gloves

Packing is only 50 percent of the mission-at the other end of the road, you will be unpacking all your stuff. A high quality box cutter, also known as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down numerous boxes much quicker and simpler. And a pair of light work gloves is going to preserve your hands from the chafing, drying effects of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable cloth, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are perfect.

For some more suggestions on how to plan a long-distance move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And as soon as all of the moving chores are all done.....take a deep breath and give yourself a bit of "me time". Enjoy a movie, order some pizza, or do whatever you need to chill out following a long day of hard work.

Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to Dallas less overwhelming? Call 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 distant move.
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