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

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesNow what?

The moving trucks have pulled away, leaving you exhausted and pondering which box has the power cord for the TV and exactly where in the world are your jammies. In all the arranging and logistics to guarantee the optimal professional move to Houston, the one thing you didn't remember to do is plan out the actual living-how should you put it all back together again? How do you start to sort through and uncover the things you need for the first night in your new house, let alone the location of the cat food?

Ideally you happen to be reading this prior to when you move, and are not positioned on a stack of boxes, whimpering with fatigue and overall moving burnout, and you can take these guidelines for a tranquil and collected post-move before the professional movers arrive. By doing this, when everything is unloaded into the house you can spring into motion and start getting organized-or more likely, summon your last reserves of energy and stagger to the boxes where you've packed your sheets and pillows.

Pillow Talk

Initially, organize your bed linens. If you are extremely on-the-ball this can be accomplished the morning of the move, but let us presume you will be packing them up in advance. Set sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and whatever else you will want for a good night of slumber and label the carton so that it stands out from the group. Bigger boxes or plastic bins are ideal for these; the linens are bulky but lightweight, so you're able to fill it right up. Repeat this with all the beds you will be making use of that first night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move unless you have extras. If you're like most individuals your pillow is essential to get a decent night's slumber and you do not want to use a spare. Put those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags along with the boxes.

The great thing for marking these cartons is vibrant themed duct tape. If you've got youngsters of a particular age you most likely have a kitchen drawer stuffed with it, if not you can get some at a craft, big box or drug store. Merely run a length along the perimeters so you can spot those boxes from twenty paces. A big, vibrant colored marker works too-just be sure to mark every side of the box (which is half a dozen). Color code every bedroom by itself and guide the carton to the correct room while you are air traffic controlling the movers to really make it painless Be certain and take these recommendations after the professional movers head out for a smooth premier night at your new home in Houston.

At this stage all you have to undertake is make the beds and slip in. Amongst the pleasures of professional movers would be that putting the beds together is considered a part of the service, so it is one less detail on your own to-do list.

Odds are very good you might want a shower before you decide to drop, hence pack a couple of towels and vital toiletries sticking with the same unique duct tape. Remember the bath setup of the new home so you've got a shower curtain (or at least a liner) and the HOOKS ---and a rod to hang all of it on--unless you're fine without a curtain and having water going all around the room. Even though in all honesty you might not mind initially, cleaning the floor using one of the four bathroom towels you can locate could be a true mood kill.

Load up each and every family member an overnight tote containing outfits, footwear, and toiletries for a couple days. Living from a well-organized bag is a great deal better than sorting through boxes when you can't find the toothpaste or the favorite stuffed toy. These would be requirements-mud masks for teenage girls are usually not.

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Soap or perhaps body scrub
  • Prescriptions inside a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is tough on nails and someone's will tear or have a hangnail
  • Razors, lotion, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

When there's an infant in the family, double up on the supplies inside the diaper bag. Sure, you could get diapers. No, 5:00am isn't the the very best occasion in order to go do it.

Do the same task for the household pets-place a couple of days of food and meds in big plastic bags and keep them inside a duffle bag with leashes and also pet toys. Getting used to a different house is stressful for your pets, too, therefore have their familiar stuff easily accessible.

When you move such an abundance of concentration is spent on the pre-move organization; exactly what is the best strategy to convert all the cartons back into a home? Start with beds-you have to have a area to crash. (Check out above!) And have snack foods along with refreshments inside the refrigerator. Odds are it's take-out night for supper but come the morning you'll be wanting your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here's how to avoid post-moving trauma.

The Boy Scouts have it right---be prepared. It's actually a prevalent however unacknowledged fact that no matter how well-equipped you are, something will go askew, and you'll be waving your new companion moving workers good-bye well after the sun sets. Vehicles have mechanical issues, weather does not cooperate, other drivers are thoughtless enough to cause traffic to come to a total halt a number of yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you're going on a big picnic and bring a ice chest or two with the drinks and snack food items you will really need to get you through unloading day, and into the night time. These are the things that are key to a decent journey and first night. 

  • Water bottles-whether or not you have cases of individual use bottles or a five-gallon jug and employ refillables, keeping hydrated is essential.
  • Individually wrapped treats-splurge on the individual serving packs of fruit, chips and cookies. This is the day to toss the diet program out of the window, so go for the processed flour and carbs.
  • Garbage bags-try to keep the car as organized as you possibly can, bring a few bags allowing you to chuck the trash whenever you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a large pack of wet wipes for spills and also sticky, mucky hands can provide you with the will to keep living after having a long day traveling and amid the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody is going to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points bulletin for your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, car plugs, and also any other thing you have to assure you're never off the grid.
  • Water bowls for your animals-your pets have to avoid dehydration, precisely like you. Should you have a travel bowl, great. Otherwise, critters are not too picky-anything that Spot can easily fit his snout into is certainly fine.

Consider takeout that initial night-assuming you can find the refrigerator and get to the cooktop, do you actually desire to make supper (or more realistically, a late night snack)?

Group your coffee, coffeepot, mugs, bean grinder, as well as other morning essentials like you did your linens-color code the box so you can get to it very first thing. There's nothing superior to that initial mug of coffee in your new home, and nothing worse than not having the ability to find the coffee pot.


All those electronic products and gadgets you so carefully shepherded through the wilderness will likely 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 it is possible, have all that set up in advance of move in day so you don't have any downtime. In case your internet company remains the same ask about shifting your account, therefore you could possibly keep your cable box and modem. Otherwise, you can create a hotspot to get online utilizing your totally charged cell phones or tablets.

If you're loading your tools, take out several small screwdrivers, a small wrench, and some pliers and set them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy is likely to make virtually any job move much faster thus making you the hero to your kids.

The great news is that when the cable guy says he will be there between 8 and 5, you're sure you'll be home--because regardless of how faithfully you have followed the above mentioned tips, you still can't uncover your shoes.

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


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