Hacks for Making Moving to Little Rock Less Overwhelming

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

With in excess of forty years in the moving business, we've talked to a large number of people who are moving, and we have compiled their favorite hacks to help make moving to Little Rock less mind-boggling. We realize that every move presents its own set of challenges and complications, however we've come up with a list of accessories, tools and techniques which have made the process significantly less overwhelming.

As well as utilizing the proposed solutions below, we have learned that staying with a simple strategy is beneficial irrespective of where you are moving or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away whatever that is an inconvenience (or particularly costly) to relocate, like household furniture or sizeable appliances. Everything you keep, pack with caution-it calls for time to seek out dependable and purposeful things. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all made use of whatever free or economical supplies work great for moving replaceable possessions, but safety measures for the personal belongings that matter warrants shelling out some cash. And if it's within your budget to do so, hiring professional movers in Little Rock is almost always worth the cost: Your back (and also your pals) are going to thank you.

Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand

You should label each carton, container, or bag so you recognize what is what during the move, and the most successful way to accomplish that is to have sufficient permanent markers easily obtainable. They are inexpensive markers, so don't be reluctant to go bonkers. Get a minumum of one for each and every person helping with the packing in addition to one per room in your home. By doing this no one is prone to “label it later” or perhaps to label not enough of the boxes’ sides in order to save ink, and you are quite likely going to have big, readable labels that say “hand towels, bath stuff, toiletries”-or at a minimum “bathroom”-as opposed to a pile of mystery cartons to figure out as soon as you reach your new home in Little Rock.

Seal boxes quicker using a tape gun

Look for a great tape gun for more efficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....do not buy the cheap stuff

Buy high quality packing tape. This is what one client documented after purchasing inexpensive tape, "It was a total freaking headache. The tape was flimsy and would constantly tear down the center, so I spent more time looking for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin keeping your egg cartons now

Pack jewelry and various small pieces into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get tangled. Just tape it closed right after you're done and attempt to keep it upright during the move.

Color code your cartons

Use colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a distinct color for each room or living area, and be sure to make a key that you can put up at your new house so that the movers comprehend which area the box goes to!

Make use of your smartphone

Snap a photograph of the back of your television set as well as other electronic devices. This way, you know exactly which cords go where when you find yourself setting up in the new home!

Give liquids a wrap

To avoid spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - anything from toiletries to cleaning supplies - next cover up the top using transparent plastic wrap, and firmly reseal the cap. And, be certain to talk to your movers about what fluids might go on the moving van and which ones you will need to transport yourself.

Corral cables utilizing toilet paper rolls

One method to reduce the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind each and every cord up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each inside its own toilet paper roll. You will have lots more room in the carton, and no snarled mess to unpack later on. 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 set them on your kitchen counter right away in your new place in Little Rock.

Unbox employing a box cutter and also gloves

Packing up is only 50 percent of the chore-at the other end of the road, you are going to be unpacking all your stuff. A quality box cutter, also referred to as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down a large number of boxes much faster and simpler. And a pair of light work gloves is going to protect your hands from the chafing, drying impact of touching all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable cloth, with grippy, rubbery fingertips and palms, are perfect.

For some extra suggestions on how to organize a long-distance move, click HERE to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving activities are all over.....take a deep breath and give yourself some "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do anything you need to unwind following a long day of hard work.

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

 

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