El Paso Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
October 01, 2018

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

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesNow what?

The moving trucks have driven away, leaving you drained and wondering which box has the power cord to the Television and exactly where in the world are your jammies. In all the organizing and logistics to guarantee the optimal professional move to El Paso, the one thing you didn't remember to do is map out the actual living-how should you put it all back together again? How can you begin to go through and locate what you need for the first night in your new house, not to mention the location of the cat food?

Ideally you are reading this prior to when you move, and aren't perched on a pile of boxes, whimpering with exhaustion and overall moving burnout, and you can follow these techniques for a peaceful and collected post-move prior to when the professional movers come. Therefore, once everything's unloaded into the home you are able to spring into action and begin getting organized-or more likely, summon your very last reserves of strength and stagger to the boxes where you've packed your sheets and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First, organize your bed linens. If you're extremely on-the-ball this can be done the morning of the move, but let us presume you are packing them up ahead of time. Put linens, pillowcases, blankets, and anything else you will need for a sensible night of slumber and label the box so that it stands apart from the pack. Larger cartons or even plastic bins are good for these; the sheets are usually bulky but lightweight, which means you can fill it right up. Repeat this with all the beds you are utilizing that initial night.

Pack your pillows the day of the move unless you have extras. For anybody who is like most individuals your pillow is a must for a good night's sleep and you don't want to make use of a spare. Put those in big trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags along with the cartons.

The great thing for marking these boxes is colorful themed duct tape. If you have kids of a certain age it is likely you have a kitchen drawer stuffed with it, in any other case you can get yourself some at a hobby, big box or drug store. Merely run a length on the edges to help you identify those boxes from 20 or so paces. A big, vibrant colored marker is effective too-just be sure to tag every side of the box (that's half a dozen). Color code every single bedroom separately and point the carton to the correct room when you're air traffic controlling the movers making it effortless Be certain and adhere to these tips after the professional movers leave for a stress-free premier night at your new home in El Paso.

At this time all you have to accomplish is make the beds and tumble in. Among the delights of professional movers is the fact that putting the beds up is considered a part of the service, so that is one less thing on your own to-do list.

It's likely that pretty good you will want a hot shower prior to deciding to drop, so pack a couple of bathroom towels and necessary toiletries with the same unique tape. Keep in mind the bathroom setup of the new house so you have a shower curtain (or at least a liner) together with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hang everything on--unless you happen to be alright without a curtain and having water flying all around the bathroom. Although in truth you may not really care at first, cleaning the flooring using one of the 4 bath towels you can locate is usually a serious mood kill.

Pack each family member an overnight travelling bag which has outfits, footwear, and toiletries for a couple days. Living out of a prepared travelling bag is a lot better than sorting through cartons if you aren't able to find the toothpaste or the favorite stuffed animal. These would be necessities-mud masks for teenage girls aren't.

  • Toothbrushes as well as toothpaste
  • Soap or body scrub
  • Prescription medications in a travel sized pill case
  • Nail clippers-packing tape is hard on nails and someone's will split or get a hangnail
  • Razors, lotion, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet paper

If there is an infant in the family, double up on the items inside the diaper bag. Indeed, you can always acquire diapers. No, 5:00am isn't the the best occasion in order to go do it.

Do the same task for the household pets-place a couple of days of food and medications into large zip-locs and store them in a duffle bag together with leads as well as playthings. Adjusting to a brand new home is hard for household pets, too, so keep their familiar stuff easily accessible.

When you move such an abundance of attention goes to the pre-move organization; exactly what is the best strategy to convert all of those cartons back into a home? Begin with beds-you need to have a spot to crash. (Check out above!) And in addition have snacks as well as beverages within the refrigerator. Likelihood is it is take-out night for supper however come the morn you'll want your coffee pot loaded and ready. Here is how to avoid post-moving stress.

The Boy Scouts have got it right---be prepared. It's a typical however unacknowledged truth that irrespective of how well-prepared you happen to be, things can go wrong, and you will be waving your new best friend moving crew good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks get mechanical issues, the weather doesn't cooperate, other vehicle operators are thoughtless enough to lead to traffic to come to a standstill a number of meters from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Make believe that you're going on a great picnic and pack a cooler or a couple with the refreshments and treats you will want to get you through unloading day, and into the evening. These represent the things which are critical for a solid trip and first night. 

  • Water bottles-regardless of whether you get cases of single use water bottles or a five-gallon jug and make use of refillables, keeping well hydrated is crucial.
  • Individually wrapped snack food items-bite the bullet on the single serving packages of fruit, chips and cookies. This is the day to toss the diet program out the window, so go for the refined flour and sugar.
  • Waste bags-try to keep the automobile as clean as you possibly can, bring several bags so you can toss the garbage when you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable package of wet wipes for spills along with sticky, grimy hands can supply you with the desire to keep living following a long day on the road and amid the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody's likely to cut something or get a blister.
  • Chargers-put out an all-points bulletin for all of your devices' charging pieces-power cords, wall blocks, car plugs, along with any other thing you need to assure that you're never off the grid.
  • Water bowls for your pets-your pets must avoid dehydration, precisely like you. Should you have a travel container, fantastic. If not, animals usually are not overly fussy-anything in which Spot can fit his snout into is just good.

Plan for takeout that primary night-assuming you can find the fridge and get to the stove, do you really wish to make an evening meal (or even more logically, a late night snack)?

Load your coffee, coffeepot, coffee mugs, coffee bean mill, along with other morning essentials like you did your linens-color code the carton in order to get to it very first thing. There isn't anything better than that initial cup of coffee in your new house, and nothing worse than not having the ability to find the coffee pot.

Hooking Up

All of those electronics and gizmos you so mindfully shepherded through the wilderness will not do you any good with no WiFi or internet service installed when you get to your new house. Preferably, get all that put in place in advance of move in day so you don't have any downtime. If your internet provider remains the same ask about switching your account, which means you may be able to maintain your cable box and modem. If not, you could make a hotspot to get online with your fully charged mobile phones or tablets.

When you are loading your tools, remove a few small screwdrivers, a small wrench, plus some pliers and place them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy will make any job move a lot faster thus making you a hero to your youngsters.

The good news is that if the cable television guy says he'll be there between 8 and 5, you recognize you're going to be home--because irrespective of how carefully you've adhered to the above recommendations, you still can't come across your sneakers.

Ready to begin getting ready for your next move to El Paso? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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The Mickelson Family
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