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October 01, 2018

The Movers Just Left. Now What Should I Do??

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Moving - Unpacking BoxesSo what now?

The moving trucks have driven away, leaving you drained and wondering which box has the power cord for the Television and precisely where in the world are your pj's. Out of all preparing and logistics to ensure the optimal professional move to Colorado Springs, the one thing you failed to remember to do is plan out the actual living-how do you put it all back together again? How should you start to sort through and find the things you need for the initial evening in your new house, let alone the location of the cat food?

Hopefully you're reading this before you actually move, and are not positioned on a pile of boxes, whimpering with weariness and total moving burnout, and you'll follow these techniques for a serene and collected post-move prior to when the professional movers come. By doing this, once everything's unloaded into the house you'll be able to spring into action and begin getting organized-or more likely, summon your final reserves of strength and stagger to the boxes where you have packed your linens and pillows.

Pillow Talk

First of all, organize your bed linens. If you are tremendously on-the-ball this can be accomplished the morning of the move, but why don't we assume you will be packing them up in advance. Place bed sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and any other thing you will need for a decent night's slumber and label the box so that it is unique from the pack. Bigger boxes or perhaps plastic tubs are perfect for these; the bed linens are bulky but lightweight, so you can fill it all the way up. Repeat this with all the beds you'll be making use of that primary night.

Pack your pillows the morning of the move unless you have additional. If you're similar to most individuals your pillow is vital for a sensible night of slumber and you don't wish to use a spare. Stuff those in good sized trash bags when you get up, and color code the bags together with the boxes.

The best thing for marking these cartons is bright colored themed duct tape. If you have children of a specific age you most likely have a drawer brimming with it, otherwise you'll find some at a hobby, big box or drug store. Just run a length down the sides so you're able to identify those boxes at twenty paces. A large, vibrant colored marker works too-just be sure you tag all sides of the carton (that is six). Color code each bedroom by itself and guide the carton to the right room whilst you're air traffic controlling the movers so it will be easy Be certain and follow these steps after the professional movers leave for a smooth first night at your new house in Colorado Springs.

At this time what you need to undertake is make the beds and slide in. Among the delights of professional movers is the fact that setting the beds together is considered a part of the service, so that's one less thing on your to-do list.

It's likely that pretty good you might want a warm shower before you drop, therefore pack a couple of bath towels and crucial toiletries with the same unique tape. Keep in mind the bathroom setup of the new home so you will have a shower curtain (or at a minimum a liner) together with the HOOKS ---and a rod to hold it all on--unless you're fine without having a curtain and having water hurtling throughout the bathroom. Although in all honesty you might not mind to start with, mopping the floor with one of the 4 towels you can uncover might be a real mood kill.

Load up each family member an overnight travelling bag with clothing, shoes, and toiletries for a couple of days. Living out of a well-organized tote is a lot better than digging through cartons if you can't find the toothpaste or the preferred stuffed toy. Here are basics-mud masks for teenage girls aren't.

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Soap or body scrub
  • Prescriptions in a travel sized pill case
  • Nail trimmers-packing tape is hard on nails and somebody's will split or have a hangnail
  • Razors, skin cream, tissue, hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Rolls of toilet tissue

When there's a baby in the household, double up on the items within the diaper bag. Sure, it's possible to buy diapers. No, 5:00am is not the optimal time in order to go do it.

Do the same task for the pets-place a few days of food and medications into big zip-locs and keep them within a duffle bag with leads as well as pet toys. Adjusting to a whole new home is stressful for household pets, too, therefore keep their recognizable items easily accessible.

Whenever you move a great deal of attention goes to the pre-move process; what exactly is the most desirable strategy to convert all those cartons back into a home? Begin with beds-you need a place to crash. (See above!) And have snack food items and drinks inside the refrigerator. It's likely that it is take-out night for supper but come the morning you'll be wanting your coffee pot loaded and prepared. Here is how to prevent post-moving shock.

The Boy Scouts have got it right---be prepared. It is a prevalent but unacknowledged truth that no matter how well-equipped you happen to be, something will go wrong, and you will be waving your new best friend moving personnel good-bye well after the sun sets. Trucks have mechanical issues, the weather does not cooperate, other drivers are thoughtless enough to bring about traffic to come to a dead stop a hundred yards from your exit.

Feeding and Watering

Imagine you're going on a big picnic and pack a cooler or a couple with the beverages and snacks you'll really need to get you through unloading day, and also into the evening. These represent the items that are crucial for a good journey and primary night. 

  • Water bottles-whether you get cases of single use bottles or a five-gallon jug and employ refillables, remaining hydrated is essential.
  • Individually wrapped snack foods-bite the bullet on the solo serving packages of fruit, chips and cookies. This is the day to throw the diet plan out of the window, so go for the processed flour and sugar.
  • Trash bags-try to keep your automobile as organized as it can be, bring several bags in order to chuck the waste whenever you make pit stops.
  • Wet wipes-a sizeable pack of wet wipes for spillage and sticky, grubby hands can supply you with the will to keep living after having a long day traveling and among the boxes.
  • Bandages--somebody is going to cut something or get a blister.
  • Electronics charging components-put out an all-points bulletin for all your devices' charging pieces-power cables, wall blocks, automobile plugs, along with any other thing you have to make sure that you're never off the grid.
  • Water bowls for pets-your animals must avoid dehydration, precisely like you. Should you have a travel bowl, wonderful. In any other case, animals are not overly picky-anything which Spot can fit his snout into is actually good.

Arrange for takeout that initial night-assuming you can locate the fridge and get to the oven, do you really desire to make supper (or maybe more logically, a late night snack)?

Group your coffee, coffeepot, coffee mugs, coffee bean mill, as well as other morning essentials just like you did your linens-color code the box in order to get to it first thing. There is nothing better than that initial cup of coffee in your new home, and nothing more irritating than not having the ability to uncover the coffee pot.


All those electronics and devices you so mindfully shepherded through the wilderness will not do you any good if you don't have WiFi or internet service hooked up when you arrive to your new house. Preferably, get all that put in place in advance of move in day so you do not have any downtime. In the event your internet supplier remains the same find out about switching your account, in order that you might be able to keep your cable box and modem. If not, you could make a hotspot to get online with your totally charged cell phones or tablets.

If you are packing your tools, remove a couple of small screwdrivers, a small wrench, as well as pliers and set them with the power cords and modems. Having tools handy will make any task go a lot quicker thus making you a hero to your youngsters.

The great news is that if the cable guy says he will be there between 8 and 5, you're sure you'll be home--because irrespective of how carefully you've implemented the above mentioned recommendations, you still are unable to find your shoes.

Ready to commence getting ready for your next move to Colorado Springs? 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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