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September 10, 2021

Millennial-Friendly Moving Tips

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

So, you're really adulting now--handling your very first move devoid of the benefits of parental castoffs or finances. The initial thing maybe you have found about gathering up things and relocating might be that the expenditures build up quickly. The next thing is that it will take mad organizational capabilities to get everything you have from here to there without mistaking your X-Box box for the Ninja box.

1) Make Use of Technology for Good

You will find lots of apps that will help you organize a move--they could plan everything from your packing (keep photographs of the items you place in each box) to setting up utilities (big life skill) to choosing a moving company in Houston. You might share the info with roommates or relatives so everybody is continually informed.

2) Low-Tech Still Rules for Moving

All the amusing apps on this planet won't be able to replace old-fashioned cartons as well as packing tape. This is a moving hint that you're going to benefit from throughout your life--get small cartons. Of course, you will get much more stuff in a sizeable box, however they get overweight very quickly. A good amount of small cartons are more useful compared to a couple of huge ones.

So, you'll need cardboard boxes, tape (spring for the tape gun), some newsprint or bubble wrap for cushioning, and markers. If you are extremely organized, you may use color coded markers for the boxes, but most folks are satisfied with a black wide-tip Sharpie.

One good sized box that is certainly worth buying is a wardrobe box--a heavy duty box which has a metal hanging bar over the top. You can stow your hanging clothing in this box and not be worried about wrinkles and dry cleaning as you unpack. Check with your local moving company in Houston for any specialty boxes that you might require.

3) Allow Yourself Sufficient time

Recollect when you were in college and could pack up and proceed to another apartment (or room in the frat house) during an afternoon? Forget that. Today you have home furnishings, gadgets, canoes, as well as the stuff that you always keep in your parent's basement. Not to mention your t-shirt collection. Allow yourself a few weeks at least to pack up for your move--the further you're going, the more time you'll need.

An excellent principle is a few days for every room--you might load up a studio apartment a lot faster than you'll be able to a two-bedroom condo. Chuck everything you never use or do not need--donate it, give it away or trash it.

4) Realize Your Limitations

Without a doubt, you're youthful and capable to undertake everything, nevertheless you may still need professional movers, especially if you have stuff like a motorcycle or perhaps a snow mobile. When you are moving a long distance and flying to your new residence, you'll also need to move your car or truck. Professional movers in Houston can pack and move ALL your belongings for you, and you will not have to concern yourself with it not arriving there in one piece.

If it is at all in your funds, seriously think about employing a professional moving company in Houston for the move. If you happen to be moving for a job, your relocation package perhaps includes this perk, so definitely take advantage of it.

5) Take a Selfie

Few things are actually real until it is a story on social media, therefore be sure to take a pic the moment you are in your new residence. Being a professional mover in Houston, we are here to undertake the tough work for you and will even join you in the selfie, if you’d like. Give us a call today for information on A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s services, selfies are free.


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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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