Hacks for Making Moving to El Paso Less Overwhelming

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

With over 40 years in the moving business, we've spoken with a large number of folks who are moving, and we have collected their favorite hacks to make moving to El Paso less overwhelming. We recognize that every move has its own set of problems and difficulties, nevertheless we've come up with a list of products, tools and methods that have made the process less overwhelming.

As well as utilizing the recommended items listed below, we have learned that adhering to a straightforward strategy is beneficial regardless of where you are moving or what you are moving. To start with, sell or give away anything that is a hassle (or particularly pricey) to move, like household decor or bulky appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with caution-it calls for time to seek out reliable and purposeful items. Moving is costly and also strenuous, and we have all made use of whatever no cost or economical supplies function good for moving replaceable possessions, but safeguards for the personal belongings that matter warrants putting out some cash. And if it is inside of your finances to do so, hiring professional movers in El Paso is nearly always worth the cost: Your back (as well as your friends) are going to thank you.

Have a lot of permanent markers on hand

You'll want to label every carton, container, or bag so that you recognize what is what throughout a move, and the most efficient way to accomplish that is to have ample permanent markers readily accessible. They are economical markers, so do not be nervous to go bonkers. Have one or more for each and every person helping with the packing in addition to one per room in your home. Using this method no one is inclined to “label it later” or to tag too few of the boxes’ sides in order to save ink, and you are more prone to have sizeable, legible labels which tell you “hand towels, bath stuff, toiletries”-or at least “bathroom”-as opposed to a load of mystery cartons to figure out when you get to your new residence in El Paso.

Close boxes more rapidly with a tape gun

Find a great tape gun for more effective, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....do not buy the bargain stuff

Buy good quality packing tape. This is what one particular patron reported soon after getting inexpensive tape, "It was a complete freaking pain. The tape was thin and would regularly rip down the center, so I spent more time searching for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin the process of saving your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and other little items into empty egg cartons, so it does not get snarled. Just tape it shut after you are done and try to ensure that it stays upright throughout the move.

Color code your cartons

Make use of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a unique color for every room, and be sure to put together a key that you can hang up at your new house so that the movers understand which room the container belongs to!

Take advantage of your smartphone

Take a photo of the back of your television as well as other electronics. This way, you are aware of specifically which cables go where when you're setting up in the new home!

Give liquids a wrap

To circumvent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning products - next cover the top with clear plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, be certain to talk to your movers concerning what fluids might go on the moving van and which items you will want to transport on your own.

Corral wires with toilet paper rolls

A good way to reduce the chaotic mess of extension cords is to wind every cable up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each inside its own toilet paper roll. You will have a lot more room in the container, with no snarled mess to unpack down the road. Just remember to clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Place crucial appliances (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can put them on your kitchen counter right away in your new home in El Paso.

Unpack using a box cutter and gloves

Packing up is merely 50 percent of the task-at the other end of the road, you will be unpacking all of your belongings. A high quality box cutter, also known as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a multitude of boxes much faster and simpler. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying impact of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves made from breathable fabric, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are most suitable.

For some extra ideas on how to plan a long-distance move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And as soon as all of the moving activities are all done.....take a deep breath and permit yourself a bit of "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to relax after having a lengthy day of hard work.

Ready to discover how a professional mover can help make moving to El Paso less overwhelming? Call A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!

 

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