Dallas Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Left. Now What Should I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesWhat to do now?

The moving trucks have gone away, leaving you exhausted and wondering which box has the power cord for the Television and exactly where in the world are your jammies. Out of all arranging and logistics to ensure the ideal professional move to Dallas, the one thing you didn't remember to do is plan out the actual living-how does one put it all together again? How can you start to sift through and locate the things you need for the 1st evening in your new home, let alone the whereabouts of the cat food?

Hopefully you are reading this before you actually move, and aren't positioned on a heap of boxes, crying with fatigue and overall moving burnout, and you'll follow these guidelines for a tranquil and collected post-move prior to when the professional movers come. Therefore, when everything is unloaded into the residence you can spring into action and begin getting organized-or more likely, summon your last reserves of strength and stagger to the boxes where you've packed your bedding and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First, organize your bed linens. For anybody who is tremendously on-the-ball this can be done the morning of the move, but why don't we assume you will be packing them up beforehand. Put linens, pillowcases, blankets, and any other thing you will want for a sensible night of sleep and label the carton so that it is unique from the pack. Bigger cartons or plastic bins are good for these; the bed linens tend to be bulky but lightweight, so you're able to fill it all the way up. Repeat this with all the beds you will be utilizing that primary night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move unless you have excess. For anybody who is like the majority of individuals your pillow is a must for a good night of slumber and you do not want to utilize a spare. Pack those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags along with the cartons.

The best thing for marking these boxes is vibrant themed duct tape. If you have children of a specific age you probably have a drawer stuffed with it, if not you can get some at a craft, big box or drug store. Just run a piece on the perimeters so you can spot those boxes at 20 or so paces. A giant, brightly colored marker is effective too-just be sure you mark every side of the box (that's six). Color code every bedroom individually and direct the box to the proper room when you're air traffic controlling the movers making it effortless Be sure and follow these tips after the professional movers head out for a smooth first night at your new house in Dallas.

At this stage all you have to accomplish is make the beds and slide in. One of many joys of professional movers is the fact that setting the beds up is a portion of the service, so it is one less thing on your to-do list.

It's likely that very good you'll want a warm shower before you drop, thus pack a few bathroom towels and vital toiletries with the same unique tape. Take into account the bath configuration of the new house so you've got a shower curtain (or at least a liner) and the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold everything on--unless you're fine with no curtain and having water going all over the room. Even though in all honesty you may not worry at first, cleaning the floor with one of the four towels you can come across can be quite a serious mood kill.

Prepare each and every family member an overnight bag containing clothing, shoes, and toiletries for a couple of days. Living from a prepared bag is a lot better than sorting through cartons if you can't find the toothpaste or the favorite stuffed bear. Here are requirements-mud masks for adolescent girls are not.

  • Toothbrushes and also toothpaste
  • Soap or body wash
  • Medications within a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is tough on fingernails and somebody's will tear or have a hangnail
  • Razors, lotion, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

When there's an infant in the family, double up on the necessities in the diaper bag. Of course, you could buy diapers. No, 5:00am is not the the best occasion to go do it.

Do the same thing for the pets-put a few days of food and medications into large zip-locs and stow them within a duffle bag together with leashes as well as playthings. Becoming accustomed to a brand new home is stressful for household pets, also, and so remember to keep their recognizable things readily available.

Whenever you move so much concentration is spent on the pre-move planning; what's the most effective technique to convert all the cartons back into a home? Begin with beds-you need to have a spot to crash. (See above!) And also have snacks as well as refreshments in the refrigerator. Chances are it will be take-out night for dinner but come the morning you will want your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here is how to prevent post-moving stress.

The Boy Scouts have got it right---be prepared. It's actually a typical yet unacknowledged truth that regardless of how well-equipped you are, something will probably go wrong, and you'll be waving your new buddy moving crew good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks have mechanical issues, weather doesn't cooperate, other motorists are inconsiderate enough to lead to traffic to come to a dead stop a number of yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Imagine you are going on a great picnic and bring a cooler or two with the drinks and snack foods you'll really need to get you through unloading day, as well as into the evening. These are the items that are crucial for a solid journey and first night. 

  • Water bottles-whether or not you get cases of single use bottles or a five-gallon jug and make use of refillables, remaining well hydrated is essential.
  • Individually wrapped snack foods-bite the bullet on the individual serving packages of fruit, chips and cookies. This is the day to throw the diet program out the window, so go for the refined flour and carbs.
  • Waste bags-try to keep your car or truck as tidy as you possibly can, bring a few bags in order to throw out the garbage when you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable package of wet wipes for spills and also sticky, grimy hands can supply you with the desire to continue living following a long day on the road and among the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody's going to cut something or get a blister.
  • Chargers-put out an all-points message for your devices' charging pieces-power cords, wall blocks, automobile adapters, and any other thing you need to guarantee you're never off the grid.
  • Water containers for pets-your pets need to avoid dehydration, precisely like you. If you've got a travel bowl, wonderful. In any other case, pets are not extremely fussy-anything that Fido can fit his snout in is certainly acceptable.

Plan for takeout that initial night-assuming you can find the refrigerator and get to the cooktop, do you really desire to whip up supper (or even more realistically, a midnight snack)?

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

Hooking Up

All of those electronic products and gadgets you so carefully shepherded through the wilderness will not do you a bit of good with no WiFi or internet service installed when you arrive to your new home. If possible, get all that arranged prior to move in day so you have zero downtime. If your internet provider remains the same find out about transferring your service, which means you could possibly maintain your cable box and modem. Otherwise, you could make a hotspot to get online utilizing your fully charged mobile phones or tablets.

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

The great news is that if the cable guy says he'll be there between 8 and 5, you know you will be home--because no matter how conscientiously you have adhered to the above mentioned recommendations, you still are unable to locate your sneakers.

Ready to commence planning your next move to Dallas? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


Request a free quote

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.
Read more

Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)