By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
With in excess of 4 decades in the moving business, we have spoken with a large number of people who are moving, and we have collected their preferred tips to make moving to El Paso less mind-boggling. We recognize that each and every move presents its own set of problems and difficulties, however we have come up with a list of accessories, tools and methods that have made the process much less overwhelming.
As well as making use of the recommended items below, we have learned that sticking with a simple strategy works well regardless of where you are heading or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away whatever that is a headache (or particularly expensive) to move, including home furnishings or bulky appliances. Everything you keep, pack with caution-it demands time to locate effective and purposeful things. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all used whatever free or inexpensive materials function good for moving replaceable items, but safeguards for the belongings that matter warrants putting out some cash. And when it's within your price range to do so, hiring professional movers in El Paso is almost always well worth the expense: Your back (as well as your friends) are going to appreciate it.
Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand
You need to label each box, container, or bag to ensure you know what is what throughout a move, and the most successful approach to make it happen is to have many permanent markers readily available. They are affordable markers, so don't be hesitant to go nuts. Have no less than one for each person helping with the packing in addition to at least one per room. By doing this no one is likely to “label it later” or to label too few of the boxes’ sides to avoid wasting ink, and you are quite likely going to have large, legible labels that say “hand towels, bathtub stuff, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-as opposed to a stack of unknown cartons to figure out as soon as you reach your new residence in El Paso.
Close boxes quicker using a tape gun
Select a high-quality tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.
And speaking of tape.....don't get the bargain stuff
Buy top quality packing tape. Here's what one patron reported after buying cheap tape, "It was a total freaking headache. The tape was thin and would continuously split down the middle, so I invested more time attempting to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."
Begin saving your egg cartons now
Package jewelry and other little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it does not get twisted. Simply tape it closed once you're done and attempt to ensure that it stays upright during the move.
Color code your cartons
Take advantage of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a distinct color for each room in your home, and don't forget to put together a key that you can put up at your destination so that the movers understand which area the box goes to!
Make use of your smartphone
Snap a picture of the back of your television as well as other electronic gadgets. This way, you are aware of precisely which wires go where when you're setting up in the new home!
Give liquids a wrap
To prevent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - everything from toiletries to cleaning products - after that cover up the top with transparent plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, make sure to speak to your movers regarding what fluids might go on the moving van and which ones you need to transport yourself.
Corral wires utilizing toilet paper rolls
One way to lessen the jumbled mess of extension cords is to wind every cord up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each inside its individual toilet tissue roll. You’ll have lots more room in the box, with no snarled mess to unpack later on. Just be sure you clearly label the box!
Place crucial appliances (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so you can put them on your counter right away in your new place in El Paso.
Unpack employing a box cutter and gloves
Packing is just 50 percent of the mission-at the other end of the road, you are going to be unpacking all your stuff. A quality box cutter, also recognized as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down numerous boxes much faster and much easier. And a pair of light work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying results of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable cloth, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are best.
For some additional 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 activities are all done.....take a deep breath and give yourself a bit of "me time". Enjoy a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to chill out following a lengthy day of hard work.
Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to El Paso less overwhelming? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!
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