Hacks for Making Moving to Houston Less Overwhelming

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

With in excess of 40 years in the moving business, we've spoken with a large number of people who are moving, and we have put together their preferred tips to help make moving to Houston less mind-boggling. We understand that each and every move includes its own set of problems and complications, but we have come up with a list of items, tools and methods that have made the process much less overwhelming.

As well as utilizing the proposed items below, we have found that sticking with a simple strategy is effective irrespective of where you are heading or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away anything that is a hassle (or exceptionally costly) to move, including home decor or large appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with care and attention-it calls for time to seek out dependable and purposeful possessions. Moving is costly and also strenuous, and we have all used whatever no cost or low-cost materials function great for moving replaceable possessions, but safeguards for the items that matter calls for putting out some bucks. And if it is inside of your finances to do so, hiring professional movers in Houston is virtually always worth the price: Your back (and your buddies) are going to appreciate it.

Have plenty of permanent markers on hand

You should label every box, container, or bag so that you distinguish what is what throughout a move, and the most efficient method to accomplish that is to have ample permanent markers readily available. They are affordable markers, so do not be hesitant to go nuts. Get no less than one for every person helping with the packing in addition to one per room. This way no one is likely to “label it later” or to tag not enough of the boxes’ sides to avoid wasting ink, and you are quite likely going to have sizeable, legible labels which state “hand towels, bathtub items, toiletries”-or at a minimum “bathroom”-instead of a pile of mystery cartons to decipher when you arrive at your new house in Houston.

Close boxes faster using a tape gun

Look for a high-quality tape gun for more productive, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....don't buy the cheap stuff

Get hold of top quality packing tape. This is what one particular client noted after buying cheap tape, "It was a total freaking nightmare. The tape was flimsy and would continuously rip down the middle, so I invested more time looking for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin saving your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and other little things into empty egg cartons, so it does not get snarled. Merely tape it closed after you're done and attempt to store it upright throughout the move.

Color code your cartons

Make use of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Select a different color for every room, and don't forget to create a key that you can hang up at your new home so that the movers understand which space the carton goes to!

Make use of your smartphone

Take a photo of the back of your television and other electronic gadgets. Doing this, you know specifically which wires go where when you find yourself setting up in the new home!

Give liquids a wrap

To circumvent leaks mid-move, uncap all household liquids - anything from toiletries to cleaning supplies - after that cover up the top using transparent plastic wrap, and securely reseal the cap. And, be sure to talk to your movers concerning what fluids can go on the moving van and which types you will want to transport on your own.

Corral cables utilizing toilet paper rolls

A good way to lessen the jumbled mess of extension cords is to wind each and every cable up in a 6-inch coil, and put each inside its own toilet paper roll. You will have lots more room in the carton, with no snarled mess to unpack down the road. Just be sure you clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Put essential gadgets (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so it's possible to put them on your kitchen counter straight away in your new house in Houston.

Unpack with a box cutter and also gloves

Packing is only 50 percent of the task-at the other end of the road, you are going to be unpacking all of your belongings. A high quality box cutter, also referred to as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down a multitude of cartons much quicker and much easier. And a pair of light work gloves is going to preserve your hands from the chafing, drying results of touching all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable material, with grippy, rubbery fingertips and palms, are most suitable.

For some extra tips on how to organize an interstate move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving tasks are all over.....take a deep breath and allow yourself a little "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to unwind after a long day of hard work.

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

 

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