Hacks for Making Moving to Dallas Less Overwhelming

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

With in excess of 40 years in the moving business, we've talked to a large number of folks who are moving, and we have collected their favorite hacks to make moving to Dallas less mind-boggling. We understand that every move includes its own set of challenges and complications, nevertheless we have come up with a list of products, tools and techniques that have made the process much less overwhelming.

As well as making use of the recommended things below, we have found that adhering to a straightforward process is beneficial regardless of where you are heading or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away whatever that is a hassle (or particularly pricey) to move, such as household furniture or large appliances. Everything you keep, pack with care-it requires time to seek out effective and purposeful things. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all made use of whatever zero cost or inexpensive items function good for moving replaceable items, but safeguards for the possessions that matter calls for putting out some money. And in case it is inside of your budget to do so, making use of professional movers in Dallas is nearly always well worth the price: Your back (as well as 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 distinguish what is what throughout a move, and the most efficient approach to accomplish that is to have sufficient permanent markers easily obtainable. They are affordable markers, so don't be reluctant to go bonkers. Have no less than one for each and every person helping with the packing in addition to at least one per room. By doing this no one is likely to “label it later” or to label too few of the boxes’ sides to save ink, and you are quite likely going to have big, legible labels which say “hand towels, shower stuff, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-instead of a load of mystery boxes to figure out when you reach your new home in Dallas.

Seal boxes faster with a tape gun

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

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

Purchase quality packing tape. This is what one particular customer noted after getting inexpensive tape, "It was a complete freaking nightmare. The tape was flimsy and would regularly rip down the center, so I invested more time attempting to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin the process of saving your egg cartons now

Pack jewelry and additional small pieces into empty egg cartons, so it does not get twisted. Simply tape it closed once you are done and strive to ensure that it stays upright over the move.

Color code your cartons

Make use of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a unique color for every room, and make sure to create a key that you can put up at your new house so that the movers understand which area the carton goes to!

Use your smartphone

Take a picture of the back of your TV and other electronic devices. That way, you are aware of exactly which wires go where when you're setting up in the new house!

Give liquids a wrap

To prevent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - anything from toiletries to cleaning products - next cover up the top by using clear plastic wrap, and tightly reseal the cap. And, be certain to talk to your movers about what fluids may move on the moving van and which types you need to transport on your own.

Corral cables using toilet paper rolls

One way to cut down on the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind each cable up in a 6-inch coil, and put each in its own toilet paper roll. You’ll have substantially more room in the box, without any tangled mess to unpack down the road. Just be sure you clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Put crucial gadgets (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so it's possible to put them on your kitchen counter straight away in your new place in Dallas.

Unbox using a box cutter as well as gloves

Packing up is just fifty percent of the chore-at the opposite end of the road, you are going to be unpacking everything. A quality box cutter, also referred to as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down a multitude of boxes much faster and simpler. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying impact of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable material, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are ideal.

For some additional tips on how to plan an interstate move, click HERE to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving activities are all finished.....take a deep breath and give yourself a little "me time". Watch a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to relax following a extended day of hard work.

Ready to discover how a professional mover can help make moving to Dallas less overwhelming? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!

 

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