By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
With over 40 years in the moving business, we've talked to many, many folks who are moving, and we have compiled their preferred hacks to help make moving to Denver less mind-boggling. We realize that each and every move includes its own set of issues and obstacles, however we've come up with a list of items, tools and methods that have made the process significantly less overwhelming.
As well as making use of the recommended solutions listed below, we have learned that staying with a straightforward methodology works well regardless of where you are heading or what you are moving. To start with, sell or give away whatever that is a hassle (or exceedingly pricey) to relocate, including household furnishings or sizeable appliances. Everything you keep, pack with caution-it calls for time to locate dependable and purposeful things. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all used whatever no cost or low-cost materials function good for moving replaceable belongings, but safeguards for the possessions that matter warrants putting out some money. And if it's within your budget to do so, employing professional movers in Denver is virtually always well worth the cost: Your back (and also your buddies) are going to appreciate it.
Have an abundance of permanent markers on hand
You need to label every carton, container, or bag to ensure you know what is what during the move, and the most effective way to make it happen is to have sufficient permanent markers easily obtainable. They are inexpensive markers, so do not be hesitant to go crazy. Get one or more for every person helping with the packing in addition to one per room in your home. By doing this nobody is prone to “label it later” or to tag too few of the boxes’ sides to avoid wasting ink, and you are more prone to have large, legible labels that say “hand towels, bathtub stuff, toiletries”-or at a minimum “bathroom”-as opposed to a load of mystery boxes to decipher when you arrive at your new residence in Denver.
Seal boxes faster utilizing a tape gun
Select a good tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.
And speaking of tape.....don't buy the low quality stuff
Buy top quality packing tape. Here's what one particular client noted after purchasing bargain-priced tape, "It was a complete freaking nightmare. The tape was cheap and would regularly tear down the center, so I spent more time attempting to find the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."
Begin saving your egg cartons now
Put jewelry and various small things into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get tangled. Just tape it closed after you're done and strive to ensure that it stays upright throughout the move.
Color code your boxes
Use colored duct tape to keep your boxes organized. Specify a different color for every room in your home, and don't forget to make a key that you can put up at your new home so that the movers understand which room the box goes to!
Take advantage of your smartphone
Take a photograph of the back of your television along with other electronic devices. This way, you know specifically which cables go where when you're setting up in the new place!
Give liquids a wrap
To circumvent spillage mid-move, uncap all household liquids - everything from toiletries to cleaning supplies - next cover up the top with clear plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, make sure to talk to your movers regarding what liquids might go on the moving van and which items you will want to transport on your own.
Corral cords with toilet paper rolls
A good way to minimize the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind each and every cable up in a 6-inch coil, and place each inside its individual toilet tissue roll. You will have substantially more room in the carton, with no tangled mess to unpack later. Just remember to clearly label the box!
Place essential appliances (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so it's possible to put them on your counter immediately in your new place in Denver.
Unpack using a box cutter and also gloves
Packing up is only fifty percent of the chore-at the opposite end of the road, you will be unpacking all your stuff. A good quality box cutter, also referred to as utility knife, makes cutting open and breaking down numerous cartons much faster and much easier. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to preserve your hands from the chafing, drying impact of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable material, with grippy, rubbery fingertips and palms, are best.
For some more ideas on how to execute a cross country move, click HERE
to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List.
And when all of the moving activities are all done.....take a deep breath and allow yourself a little "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do whatever you need to relax after a long day of hard work.
Ready to discover how a professional mover can help make moving to Denver less overwhelming? Call A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!
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