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January 14, 2018

Last In, First Out: How to Prioritize Your Boxes when Moving to Little Rock

packing - moving - boxesWhen you are moving, in the thick of the boxing, organizing and planning to get to your landing-place, hardly any people stop to ponder about how you'll unpack once you get to your destination. However, standing in your new house carrying boxes out of the truck, there are a several things you will want ready right away as opposed to everything else that could wait a few days. It's important to think about your first few hours, night and week in the house and what you'll require to be able to easily unpack at each stage for the most convenient and pleasant relocation possible. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving, we have assisted thousands of people move and can offer a few helpful hints on how to pack up your things in order so that unpacking is easy peasy.

Last In, First Out

When packing a single box or the entire moving truck, it helps to remember a simple guideline known as FILO or "First In, Last Out". What this means is that the first thing you pack will have several other things heaped on top of it and will, therefore, be one of the last things you unpack. The first thing in a box will most always be at the bottom and the first box into the moving truck will be at the rear of everything else. However, the better way to think of this in terms of your experience is "Last In, First Out" meaning that the boxes you pack last will be the ones that you can get to as soon as you get to your destination.

Smart Packing Strategy in Little Rock

When packing your entire house, it is easy to simply pack everything without planning into boxes based more on where it is stored than whether or not you will need it. Instead, start by making a list of what you'll require when you get to your new house, on the first day and over the first night. Remember that you will probably be at the end of a long road or plane trip. If you do not check into a hotel for the first few nights, it is important to have a few things ready.

Personal Items

During the first day in your new barren house, you will presumably want a number of perfectly normal things that the residence may or may not be equipped to offer so you'll want to have planned accordingly. The thing that is most often missed is a full kit of toiletries. Make sure to have toilet paper, hand soap and towels along with your tooth brushing and shower gear. Naturally, you will also want a few changes of clothes at hand until you unpack your wardrobe.


The next set of things to ponder is what you'll need while unpacking. If you do not desire to sit on boxes, bring a camp chair or two so you can take a load off between unpacking sessions before the furniture is assembled. You will also require a box cutter or pocket knife for tape, a dolly for moving heavy or stacked boxes and your set of tools for putting together the furniture. You can feel free to skip this step if you've appointed a moving company to unpack and reassemble for you.

Unpacking Order

Finally, you will need to ponder the sequence you'll want to unpack things, especially if your possessions are coming in multiple trucks. The primary rooms to worry about are the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom, in that order. Make sure to pack the rest of your essential bathroom items, like towels and medicines, somewhere easy to pinpoint and quickly accessible. The kitchen is the next thing people neglect and find themselves eating on paper plates while seeking the box of dishes. Your kitchen boxes should be clearly labeled and packed last so you can access your dishes, pans, and spices on the first night. Finally, make sure you can make your bed before you are beat at the end of the day with clean sheets, pillows, and blankets.

Once you or your movers have carefully sorted, boxed, and labeled all your stuff, working with your movers is the best way to make sure that the right boxes are available early and delivered to the correct rooms. This way, you will not have to sift through stacks of heavy boxes to find what you're looking for as each room will have precisely what it needs.

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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