Hacks for Making Moving to Denver Less Overwhelming

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

With over forty years in the moving business, we've spoken with thousands of folks who are moving, and we have compiled their favorite hacks to make moving to Denver less intimidating. We understand that each and every move includes its own set of problems and complications, however we've come up with a list of accessories, tools and methods which have made the process significantly less overwhelming.

As well as utilizing the recommended items listed below, we have learned that staying with a basic process is beneficial regardless of where you are heading or what you are moving. To commence with, sell or give away anything that is a headache (or exceptionally costly) to relocate, like household furniture or bulky appliances. Everything you keep, pack with care-it demands time to locate dependable and purposeful possessions. Moving is costly and also strenuous, and we have all utilized whatever free or economical items work great for moving replaceable items, but safeguards for the possessions that matter calls for putting out some money. And when it is within your budget to do so, employing professional movers in Denver is almost always worth the expense: Your back (as well as your friends) are going to appreciate it.

Have plenty of permanent markers on hand

You'll want to label each box, container, or bag so that you distinguish what is what throughout a move, and the most efficient approach to achieve that is to have many permanent markers readily available. They are affordable markers, so do not be hesitant to go nuts. Get one or more for every person helping with the packing in addition to at least one per room. By doing this nobody is prone to “label it later” or to label too few of the boxes’ sides to save ink, and you are more prone to have sizeable, legible labels that say “hand towels, shower items, toiletries”-or at the very least “bathroom”-as opposed to a stack of mystery boxes to figure out once you arrive at your new residence in Denver.

Seal boxes quicker utilizing a tape gun

Find a good tape gun for more efficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.

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

Purchase high quality packing tape. Here's what one particular patron documented soon after purchasing cheap tape, "It was a complete freaking nightmare. The tape was flimsy and would continuously rip down the middle, so I invested more time looking for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin saving your egg cartons now

Pack jewelry and other small pieces into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get tangled. Merely tape it shut after you're done and strive to store it upright throughout the move.

Color code your cartons

Make use of colored duct tape to keep your boxes organized. Designate a distinct color for each room or living area, and make sure to put together a key that you can hang up at your new house so that the movers know which space the container goes to!

Make use of your smartphone

Snap a photograph of the back of your television as well as other electronic gadgets. Doing this, you understand exactly which wires go where when you're setting up in the new house!

Give liquids a wrap

To prevent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - from toiletries to cleaning materials - then cover the top with clear plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, make sure to talk to your movers about what liquids might move on the moving van and which ones you need to transport on your own.

Corral wires with toilet paper rolls

A good way to lessen the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind each cable up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each into its own toilet tissue roll. You’ll have lots more room in the carton, and no tangled mess to unpack down the road. Just be sure you clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Put vital gadgets (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so it's possible to put them on your kitchen counter straight away in your new house in Denver.

Unpack using a box cutter as well as gloves

Packing up is merely 50 percent of the task-at the opposite end of the road, you are going to be unpacking all of your belongings. A good quality box cutter, also recognized as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a large number of boxes much faster and simpler. And a pair of light work gloves is going to protect your hands from the chafing, drying effects of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable material, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are ideal.

For some more ideas on how to execute a long-distance move, click HERE to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And when all of the moving activities are all over.....take a deep breath and allow yourself a little "me time". Watch a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to relax after having a long day of hard work.

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

 

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