Houston Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 18, 2019

Getting to the "Essentials" After Moving to Houston

Making Bed after MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Sound judgment would probably suggest that unpacking your boxes and putting together your furniture ought to just go in reverse order from packing. And that's true, to an extent--the coffeepot is often last in, first out. However professional movers in Houston fill moving vans based on dimensions and weight--not what you need right away. They will work with you to make sure your essentials are loaded last, but you will very likely need to be accessible to help handle that undertaking, since your moving company in Houston won't understand the crucial things from the commonplace things without the need of your guidance.

You should definitely make area inside your vehicle for the essentials, store them there as opposed to placing them on the moving trucks. In this way, it's not necessary to waste time for the cartons to unload, it is possible to go on and place boxes wherever they are supposed to be or hold them within your vehicle until such time as you require them so that they don't get misplaced in the fray.

Handling the Essentials

Technological innovations has made organizing a move a great deal easier--there are apps for anything from inventorying your pieces of furniture to locating your new preferred cafe. MagicPlan is an app that lets you virtually place your pieces of furniture in the new residence, to help you direct the movers the spot that the recliner--and other hard-to-move furniture--go on moving day.

Aside from positioning the sofa, these are the first things to do--even when the professional movers in Houston are unloading the moving truck.

· Build beds--your mattress never looked as good as it can the day you've moved to a new home

· Put sheets on the beds

· Set up electronics--you don't have to hang on for the cable guy anymore, in most towns you can connect your modem and router and you will be all set with your WiFi.

· Set up the kitchen space basics --coffee maker, toaster, and microwave

· Put towels and toiletries in the bathrooms

Packing the Fundamentals

The takeaway below is that when you pack, you ought to have several boxes, containers, or tote bags of necessities--which are more than a change of clothing and a toothbrush. Heading space by space, these are generally what might be considered "essential" in most households.


Moving is a bit more art than science. When the forecast is for a bright and sunny day, you shouldn't count on it. Have extra shirts, pants or shorts, and sneakers on standby if you've found yourself soaked. Pack ample garments for two or three days for each family member--if one family member is quite young, pack an extra diaper bag.


Distinguish the routine toiletries from the excess--this is no time to deep condition. Travel sizes are perfect for moving--proceed and pack the "genuine thing" so you do not need to agonize over moisturizing lotion. These are absolute basics --for a couple of days.

· Toothbrush and toothpaste

· Soap or body wash, and also washcloths.

· Shampoo and conditioner

· Hairbrushes, hair combs, and a hairdryer

· Razors and shaving cream

· Moisturizers

· Ibuprofen or acetaminophen

· Band-aids

· Nail file or clippers--somebody is going to split a fingernail with all the moving


Curiously, a lot of moving checklists do not incorporate bed linens within the basics-to-pack-at-the-last-minute. You don't need to wait around to pack your linens, if that box is plainly labeled and easy to access, you can sock those away any time.

· Bed mattress pads and pillows

· Linens, blankets, comforters

· Towels

· Shower curtains, hooks, and liners

· Bath mat

Kitchen area

· Coffeepot, microwave, toaster, juice machine

· Dishtowels, detergent, dishwashing tabs

· Plates, utensils, cups --a picnic basket is great for a move

· Paper towels

· Trash can, garbage bags

Cleaning Supplies

Odds are good that you will want to at least wipe down the countertops and inside of the refrigerator before you start to cook any food. If your new house is brand new, it's clean--but most likely has settled dust. Consult your realtor for a housecleaning recommendation to make certain your new home is sparkling as you move in; otherwise, be prepared to clean. After move-in, flooring have a tendency to need some TLC... even when the moving company positioned some kind of protection on the pathways.

· Additional paper towels or cleaning cloths

· All-purpose bottle of spray cleaning solutions, toilet cleaners

· Wet mop

· Disinfectant

· Vacuum cleaner

WiFi and Electronics

While setting up the television is probably not a tremendous objective, making sure your WiFi is operational is--most individuals don't have land phone lines anymore, and your mobile provider might possibly not have great service in your new location. It is possible to pick up the modem from your internet supplier, or they might be willing to drop it off ahead of your move--synchronize that with your realtor. Pack your router as well as other electronic fundamentals independently from all the other gadgets.

Calm down --You've Got Time Now

You have got all the time in the world to unpack in Houston and get settled, however that all hinges on having a good night of rest, an effective cup of coffee, as well as having the youngsters fed and busy the next day or two. Packing with unpacking in mind ensures you have everything you will need till all that you want is unpacked and in its new place--and way less aggravating as opposed to searching through cartons searching for bedding at midnight.


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.)