By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
With in excess of forty years in the moving business, we have talked to a large number of folks who are moving, and we have put together their favorite tricks to make moving to Atlanta less intimidating. We understand that each move presents its own set of issues and difficulties, however we have come up with a list of accessories, tools and tactics that have made the process less overwhelming.
As well as making use of the proposed items listed below, we have found that sticking with a simple methodology is effective no matter where you are heading or what you are moving. To begin with, sell or give away anything that is a hassle (or extremely costly) to move, such as home decor or sizeable appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with care-it calls for time to locate reliable and purposeful possessions. Moving is expensive and also physically demanding, and we have all used whatever no cost or low-cost items work good for moving replaceable items, but safeguards for the possessions that matter calls for putting out some bucks. And in case it's inside of your price range to do so, making use of professional movers in Atlanta is almost always worth the cost: Your back (as well as your friends) are going to appreciate it.
Have a lot of permanent markers on hand
You should label each carton, container, or bag so you know what is what throughout a move, and the most efficient approach to make it happen is to have sufficient permanent markers readily available. They are economical markers, so do not be reluctant to go crazy. Have no less than one for each person assisting with the packing in addition to at least one per room in your home. Using this method no one is likely to “label it later” or to label too few of the boxes’ sides to save ink, and you are quite likely going to have sizeable, readable labels which state “hand towels, bath stuff, toiletries”-or at least “bathroom”-as opposed to a load of unknown cartons to figure out as soon as you arrive at your new home in Atlanta.
Seal boxes quicker with a tape gun
Look for a high-quality tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.
And speaking of tape.....do not buy the bargain stuff
Get good quality packing tape. This is what one patron documented after getting inexpensive tape, "It was a complete freaking headache. The tape was flimsy and would constantly split down the center, so I expended more time looking for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."
Start saving your egg cartons now
Put jewelry and other little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it doesn't get snarled. Merely tape it shut right after you are done and try to ensure that it stays upright during the move.
Color code your boxes
Use colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Designate a unique color for every room in your home, and be sure to put together a key that you can put up at your destination so that the movers understand which room the carton belongs to!
Use your smartphone
Snap a picture of the back of your television along with other electronics. That way, you understand exactly which cords go where when you are setting up in the new house!
Give liquids a wrap
To prevent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - everything from toiletries to cleaning products - next cover up the top with clear plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, be sure to talk to your movers about what liquids can move on the moving van and which types you will want to transport yourself.
Corral cables with toilet paper rolls
One method to cut down on the disorderly mess of extension cords is to wind every cable up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each into its own toilet paper roll. You’ll have lots more room in the carton, without any tangled mess to unpack later. Just be sure you clearly label the box!
Put essential gadgets (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so it's possible to put them on your counter immediately in your new house in Atlanta.
Unpack with a box cutter as well as gloves
Packing up is just 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 known as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down numerous boxes much quicker and much easier. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to protect 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 additional tips on how to plan an interstate move, click HERE
to read a post from our friends at Apartment List.
And as soon as all of the moving activities are all finished.....take a deep breath and allow yourself some "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do anything you need to chill out after having a long day of hard work.
Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to Atlanta less overwhelming? Call A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!
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