Millennial-Friendly Moving Tips
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
1) Use Your Tech for Good
You will find lots of apps to aid you to coordinate a move--they will plan anything from your packing (store photos of what you place in each box) to establishing utilities (big life skill) to choosing a moving company in Dallas. You will be able to share the info with roommates or relatives so everyone is certainly in the know.
2) Low-Tech Still Rules for Moving
All the fantastic apps in the world won't be able to replace old-fashioned cartons and packing tape. This is a moving trick that you will use for the rest of your life--buy small boxes. Sure, you will get much more stuff in a sizeable carton, however they get quite heavy very fast. Plenty of small boxes are more effective than a few huge ones.
So, you'll need cardboard boxes, tape (spring for the tape gun), some newsprint or bubble wrap for extra padding, and markers. If you are extremely ordered, you could use color coded markers on your boxes, but most people are pleased with a black wide-tip Sharpie.
One good sized carton which is worth investing in is a wardrobe box--a heavy duty carton which has a metal hanging bar at the top. You'll be able to put your hanging garments in this box and not concern yourself with wrinkles and dry cleaning when you unpack. Check with your local moving company in Dallas for any specialty boxes that you might require.
3) Give Yourself Sufficient time
Recall when you were attending college and could load up and move to another apartment (or room in the frat house) within an afternoon? Forget about that. Right now you have home furnishings, gadgets, paddle boards, and all the stuff that you used to keep in your parent's garage. Not to mention your dvd collection. Give yourself several weeks at least to pack up for the move--the further you are going, the more time you'll need.
A great guideline is a couple of days for every room--you can pack a studio apartment much faster than you can a two-bedroom condo. Dispose of everything you don't utilize or will not need--donate it, give it away or maybe throw it out.
4) Know Your Limitations
Without a doubt, you're young and ready to undertake life, but you might still want professional movers, particularly if you have stuff like a motorcycle or a snow mobile. In case you are moving a long distance and flying to your new residence, you'll also need to transport your car or truck. Professional movers in Dallas are able to pack and move ALL your stuff for you, and you won't have to concern yourself with it not getting there whole.
If it is at all within your budget, seriously think about employing a professional moving company in Dallas for the move. If you happen to be moving for a job, your relocation package likely provides this bonus, so absolutely take advantage of it.
5) Snap a Selfie
Little is truly legitimate until it's a story on social media, thus be sure to take a picture as soon as you're in your new residence. As a professional mover in Dallas, we are here to do the tough work for you and will possibly join you in the selfie, if you’d like. Give us a call today for information on A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s services, selfies are free.
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