Hacks for Making Moving to Atlanta Less Overwhelming

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

With in excess of 40 years in the moving business, we have talked to thousands of people who are moving, and we have compiled their favorite tricks to make moving to Atlanta less overwhelming. We realize that each move has its own set of issues and difficulties, however we've come up with a list of products, tools and techniques that have made the process less overwhelming.

As well as utilizing the recommended things below, we have found that adhering to a straightforward process works well irrespective of where you are heading or what you are moving. To start with, sell or give away whatever that is an inconvenience (or extremely costly) to relocate, such as home decor or bulky appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with care and attention-it calls for time to seek out reliable and purposeful things. Moving is expensive and also arduous, and we have all utilized whatever free or inexpensive items work good for moving replaceable belongings, but safeguards for the things that matter warrants putting out some bucks. And if it's within your price range to do so, making use of professional movers in Atlanta is almost always worth the expense: Your back (and also your pals) are going to appreciate it.

Have ample amounts of permanent markers on hand

You'll want to label each box, container, or bag so that you distinguish what is what during the move, and the most successful method to achieve that is to have sufficient permanent markers readily accessible. They are inexpensive markers, so do not be hesitant to go crazy. Get no less than one for each person assisting with the packing in addition to one per room. 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 quite likely going to have large, legible labels that say “hand towels, bath stuff, toiletries”-or at a minimum “bathroom”-rather than a stack of mystery cartons to figure out once you reach your new home in Atlanta.

Close boxes quicker utilizing a tape gun

Look for a high-quality tape gun for more efficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of tape.....do not purchase the cheap stuff

Get hold of high quality packing tape. This is what one particular client documented after getting bargain-priced tape, "It was a total freaking pain. The tape was cheap and would continuously rip down the center, so I invested more time searching for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Start keeping your egg cartons now

Pack jewelry and additional little pieces into empty egg cartons, so it does not get twisted. Merely tape it closed right after you're done and attempt to keep it upright throughout the move.

Color code your boxes

Make use of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a unique color for each room or living area, and don't forget to put together a key that you can put up at your new house so that the movers understand which area the carton belongs to!

Make use of your smartphone

Snap a photograph of the back of your TV as well as other electronic devices. That way, you are aware of precisely which cords go where when you find yourself setting up in the new home!

Give liquids a wrap

To circumvent spills mid-move, uncap all household liquids - everything from toiletries to cleaning supplies - then cover up the top by using transparent plastic wrap, and firmly reseal the cap. And, be sure to talk to your movers regarding what fluids can go on the moving van and which ones you need to transport yourself.

Corral cables utilizing toilet paper rolls

A good way to lessen the jumbled mess of extension cords is to wind each and every cord up in a 6-inch coil, and put each into its individual toilet paper roll. You will have a lot more room in the container, and no snarled mess to unpack down the road. Just be sure you clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Put crucial gadgets (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so that you can set them on your countertop right away in your new home in Atlanta.

Unbox using a box cutter as well as gloves

Packing is only fifty percent of the task-at the other end of the road, you will be unpacking everything. A 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-weight work gloves is going to preserve your hands from the chafing, drying effects of touching all that cardboard; gloves composed of breathable fabric, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are perfect.

For some extra tips on how to execute an interstate move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

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

Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to Atlanta less overwhelming? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!!

 

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