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October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Departed. So What Now Should I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesNow what?

The moving trucks have driven away, leaving you worn out and questioning which carton has the power cord to the Television set and where on earth are your pajamas. Out of all arranging and logistics to guarantee the optimal professional move to Houston, the one thing you failed to remember to do is plan out the actual living-how does one put it all back together again? How does one begin to sort through and find what you need for the first night in your new house, let alone the location of the dog food?

Hopefully you're reading this before you move, and aren't positioned on a heap of boxes, whimpering with exhaustion and total moving burnout, and you will take these guidelines for a tranquil and collected post-move before the professional movers come. Therefore, as soon as everything is unloaded into the residence you are able to spring into motion and commence getting organized-or more likely, summon your last reserves of strength and stagger to the boxes where you have packed your bedding and pillows.

Pillow Talk

Initially, organize your bed linens. For anybody who is extremely on-the-ball this can be accomplished the morning of the move, but let us presume you're packing them up ahead of time. Place linens, pillowcases, blankets, and any other thing you need for a sensible night's slumber and label the box so that it stands apart from the pack. Larger boxes or even plastic tubs are good for these; the bed linens are usually bulky but lightweight, which means you can fill it all the way up. Repeat this with all the beds you'll be making use of that initial night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move unless you have excess. Should you be like the majority of adults your pillow is vital for a good night of slumber and you don't wish to use a spare. Stuff those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags together with the cartons.

The great thing for marking these boxes is vibrant themed duct tape. If you have kids of a particular age you almost certainly have a drawer stuffed with it, if not you'll find some at a hobby, big box or drug store. Just run a piece on the edges to help you identify those cartons at twenty paces. A giant, colorful marker will work too-just be sure you label all sides of the box (that's 6). Color code each bedroom separately and point the carton to the correct room while you are air traffic controlling the movers so it will be straightforward Be certain and take these recommendations after the professional movers head out for a calm and collected initial night at your new house in Houston.

At this stage all you have to accomplish is make the beds and tumble in. Among the pleasures of professional movers is the fact that setting the beds together is considered part of the service, so that's one less detail on your to-do list.

It's likely that pretty good you'll want a warm shower before you drop, hence pack a few towels and vital toiletries using the same unique duct tape. Keep in mind the bath design of the new house so you will have a shower curtain (or at least a liner) and the HOOKS ---and a rod to hang everything on--unless you're okay without having a curtain and having water flying throughout the bathroom. Although in reality you will possibly not really care initially, cleaning the floor using one of the four bath towels you can find is usually a true mood kill.

Pack each and every family member an overnight bag with clothing, footwear, and toiletries for a couple of days. Living out of an organized bag is a lot better than rummaging through cartons when you can't find the toothpaste or the favorite stuffed toy. These would be essentials-mud masks for adolescent girls aren't.

  • Toothbrushes as well as toothpaste
  • Soap or body scrub
  • Prescriptions within a travel sized pill case
  • Nail clippers-packing tape is tough on nails and someone's will rip or have a hangnail
  • Razors, lotion, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet tissue

When there's an infant in the household, double up on the supplies in the diaper bag. Of course, you can always buy diapers. No, 5:00am isn't the ideal time in order to go do it.

Do the same task for the household pets-place a couple of days of food and meds into large zip-locs and store them inside a duffle bag along with leads and pet toys. Adjusting to a new house is hard for household pets, also, so remember to keep their familiar stuff easily accessible.

Whenever you move so much concentration goes to the pre-move process; what's the most desirable method to convert all the boxes back into a home? Start with beds-you have to have a area to crash. (See above!) And also have snack foods as well as refreshments in the refrigerator. Chances are it is take-out night for supper however come the morning you'll be wanting your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here's how to circumvent post-moving stress.

The Boy Scouts have it right---be prepared. It's actually a prevalent but unacknowledged truth that no matter how well-equipped you are, something will go wrong, and you will be waving your new companion moving crew good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks have flat tires, the weather does not cooperate, other drivers are inconsiderate enough to bring about traffic to reach a dead stop a hundred yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you are going on a large picnic and load up a ice chest or a couple with the beverages and snack foods you will need to get you through unloading day, as well as into the night time. These are the items that are crucial for a decent journey and initial night. 

  • Water bottles-regardless of whether you have cases of individual use water bottles or a five-gallon jug and use refillables, keeping well hydrated is essential.
  • Individually wrapped snack foods-splurge on the single serving packs of fruit, chips as well as cookies. This is the day to throw the diet plan out the window, so go for the processed flour and sugar.
  • Waste bags-try to keep the automobile as clean as you possibly can, bring several bags allowing you to throw out the garbage any time you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable package of wet wipes for spillage and sticky, dirty hands can provide you with the will to continue living following a long day on the road and among the boxes.
  • Band aids--somebody is bound to cut something or get a blister.
  • Chargers-put out an all-points bulletin for all your devices' charging pieces-power cords, wall blocks, vehicle adapters, and also anything else you have to assure that you're never off the grid.
  • Water bowls for pets-your animals need to stay hydrated, just like you. If you have a travel container, wonderful. Otherwise, critters aren't excessively discerning-anything in which Fido is able to fit his snout in is just good.

Plan for takeout that first night-assuming you can find the refrigerator and get to the cooktop, do you really want to whip up supper (or even more logically, a late night snack)?

Pack your coffee, coffeepot, coffee mugs, coffee bean grinder, as well as other morning necessities just like you did your linens-color code the carton to get to it first thing. There isn't anything as good as that initial cup of coffee in your new house, and nothing more irritating than not having the ability to find the coffee pot.


All of the electronics and devices you so diligently shepherded through the wilderness will not do you a bit of good if you don't have WiFi or internet service hooked up when you get to your new house. If possible, have all that set up before move in day so you don't have any downtime. In the event your internet provider remains the same inquire about switching your account, therefore you may be able to keep your cable box and modem. If not, you could make a hotspot to get online with your completely charged mobile phones or tablets.

If you are packing up your tools, take out a couple of small screwdrivers, a small wrench, and some pliers and set them with the power cords and modems. Having tools on hand will make virtually any task proceed more quickly and make you the hero to your children.

The great news is that if the cable television guy says he's going to be there between 8 and 5, you recognize you're going to be home--because no matter how faithfully you have adhered to the above mentioned recommendations, you still are unable to uncover your shoes.

Ready to start planning your next move to Houston? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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