Getting to the "Essentials" After Moving to Atlanta

Making Bed after MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Good sense would say that unpacking your cartons and setting up your household furniture needs to just go in reverse order from packing. And that is accurate, to an extent--the shampoo is generally last in, first out. However professional movers in Atlanta load moving trucks based on proportions and weight--not what you need right away. They should work with you to be sure that your fundamentals are loaded last, but you will very likely need to be accessible to help manage that task, since your moving company in Atlanta won't understand the critical belongings from the everyday things without having your instruction.

Be sure to create space inside your car for the necessities, stow them there rather than adding them on the moving trucks. By doing this, you don't need to wait for the boxes to unload, you are able to go ahead and put cartons where they should be or store them within your automobile right up until you need them in order that they avoid getting misplaced in the mix.

Managing the Necessities

Technology has made managing a move a lot easier--there are apps for everything from inventorying your pieces of furniture to locating your new preferred bistro. MagicPlan is an app that lets you virtually place your household furniture in the new home, in order to direct the movers the spot that the recliner--and other hard-to-move furniture--go on moving day.

Aside from placing the sofa, these are the primary things to do--even as the professional movers in Atlanta are unloading the moving van.

· Put together beds--your mattress never looked as good as it will the day you've moved to a new home

· Put sheets on your beds

· Set up electronics--you don't have to wait for the cable guy any longer, in many cities you can connect your modem and router and you are all set with your WiFi.

· Set up the kitchen area essentials --coffee maker, toaster, and microwave oven

· Put towels and toiletries inside the bathrooms

Packing the Essentials

The takeaway here is that when you pack, you need to have a number of cartons, containers, or tote bags of fundamentals--which will be more than a change of outfits along with a toothbrush. Heading room by room, these are typically what could be considered "essential" in the majority of families.


Moving is more art as opposed to science. In the event the forecast is for a bright and sunny day, don't depend on it. Have extra shirts, pants or shorts, and footwear on standby in the event you get drenched. Pack plenty of clothes for two or three days for each family member--if one family member is fairly small, load up an additional diaper bag.


Distinguish the daily toiletries from the excess--this is not opportunity to deeply condition. Travel sizes are perfect for moving--proceed and pack the "genuine thing" so that you have no need to worry over moisturizing lotion. These are definite fundamentals --for a day or two.

· Toothbrush and toothpaste

· Bars of soap or body wash, and also washcloths.

· Shampoo and conditioner

· Hairbrushes, hair combs, plus a hair dryer

· Razors and shaving cream

· Lotions

· Pain relievers

· Band-aids

· Nail file or clippers--someone will certainly crack a fingernail with all the moving


Oddly enough, most moving checklists do not incorporate bed linens in the essentials-to-pack-at-the-last-minute. You don't have to wait to pack your bed linens, if that carton is visibly labeled and easy to access, you'll be able to sock those away at any time.

· Mattress pads and pillows

· Bed sheets, blankets, quilts

· Bath towels

· Shower curtains, hooks, and liners

· Bath mat

Kitchen space

· Coffeepot, microwave oven, toaster, juice machine

· Dishtowels, dish soap, dishwashing tabs

· Plates, cutlery, drinking vessels --a picnic basket is great for a move

· Paper towels

· Garbage can, trash bags

Cleaning Products

Odds are good that you will want to at minimum wash down the counter surfaces and in the refrigerator prior to starting to prepare any dinner. In case your new house is brand new, it's clean--yet probably has settled dust. Ask your real estate agent for a housecleaning referral to ensure your new home is shimmering whenever you move in; otherwise, be ready to clean. After move-in, flooring surfaces often need some help... even if the moving company positioned some kind of floor protection on the pathways.

· Additional paper towels or perhaps cleaning cloths

· All-purpose spray cleansers, toilet cleaners

· Wet mop

· Anti-bacteria spray

· Vacuum cleaner

WiFi and Electronics

While installing the TV is probably not a huge objective, being sure that your WiFi will be functional is--a good number of people don't have land telephone lines anymore, and your mobile company may not have wonderful service in your new area. It is possible to grab the modem from your internet provider, or they might be able to drop it off prior to your move--synchronize that with your real estate agent. Pack your router and other electronic necessities separately from all the additional stuff.

Chill out --You've Got Time Now

You've got all the time in the world to unpack in Atlanta and get settled, however that all relies upon getting a good night of rest, a solid mug of coffee, and also keeping the kids fed and busy the next day or two. Packing with unpacking as your intended purpose ensures you have everything you need right up until all that you want is unpacked and in its new position--and way less nerve-racking than burrowing through boxes looking for bedding at midnight.


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