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November 16, 2018

Hacks for Making Moving to Colorado Springs Less Overwhelming

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

With over 4 decades in the moving business, we've spoken with thousands of individuals who are moving, and we have collected their favorite tips to make moving to Colorado Springs less intimidating. We understand that each move includes its own set of problems and complications, but we have come up with a list of items, tools and strategies which have made the process less overwhelming.

As well as making use of the recommended items listed below, we have discovered that staying with a simple process works well no matter where you are moving or what you are moving. To begin with, sell or give away anything that is a hassle (or particularly pricey) to move, including household furnishings or large appliances. Everything you keep, pack with care-it calls for time to locate reliable and purposeful items. Moving is costly and also demanding, and we have all utilized whatever zero cost or low-cost items function good for moving replaceable things, but safeguards for the things that matter justifies shelling out some money. And in case it's inside of your budget to do so, hiring professional movers in Colorado Springs is nearly always really worth the expense: Your back (and your friends) are going to appreciate it.

Have an abundance of permanent markers on hand

You'll want to label each box, container, or bag so you distinguish what is what throughout a move, and the most effective method to achieve that is to have many permanent markers easily obtainable. They are inexpensive markers, so do not be nervous to go nuts. Get a minumum of one for each and every person assisting with the packing in addition to one per room. This way no one is prone to “label it later” or to label not enough of the boxes’ sides to save ink, and you are quite likely going to have big, legible labels that tell you “hand towels, bath items, toiletries”-or at least “bathroom”-rather than a load of unknown boxes to figure out once you get to your new home in Colorado Springs.

Close up boxes quicker with a tape gun

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

And speaking of not buy the bargain stuff

Purchase good quality packing tape. Here is what one particular customer noted after getting inexpensive tape, "It was a total freaking pain. The tape was flimsy and would continuously tear down the middle, so I expended more time searching for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin the process of keeping your egg cartons now

Package jewelry and various little items into empty egg cartons, so it does not get twisted. Simply tape it shut once you're done and attempt to keep it upright during the move.

Color code your boxes

Take advantage of colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Select a unique color for every room in your home, and don't forget to make a key that you can put up at your destination so that the movers understand which room the box belongs to!

Use your smartphone

Take a photograph of the back of your television as well as other electronic devices. That way, you know specifically 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 - anything from toiletries to cleaning supplies - then cover up the top by using clear plastic wrap, and securely reseal the cap. And, make sure to speak to your movers about what liquids might move on the moving van and which types you need to transport on your own.

Corral cords using toilet paper rolls

A good way to cut down on the chaotic mess of extension cords is to wind each and every cord up in a 6-inch coil, and insert each in its individual toilet tissue roll. You will have substantially more room in the carton, without any tangled mess to unpack later on. Just remember to clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Place vital gadgets (such as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so you can place them on your counter straight away in your new place in Colorado Springs.

Unpack with a box cutter and gloves

Packing up is only fifty percent of the chore-at the opposite end of the road, you will be unpacking all of your belongings. A good quality box cutter, also known as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a large number of boxes much faster and much easier. And a pair of light work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying effects of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves constructed from breathable cloth, with grippy, rubbery fingertips and palms, are perfect.

For some additional ideas on how to organize an interstate move, click HERE to check out a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And as soon as all of the moving chores are all over.....take a deep breath and give yourself a bit of "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to chill out following a long day of hard work.

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


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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