Getting to the "Essentials" After Moving to Colorado Springs

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

Common sense will express that unpacking your cartons and building your household furniture should simply go in reverse sequence from packing. And that is accurate, to an extent--the coffeepot is often last in, first out. However professional movers in Colorado Springs load moving trucks based on measurements and weight--not things you need straight away. They will work with you to be sure that your essentials are loaded last, but you'll very likely need to be accessible to help handle that process, as the moving company in Colorado Springs will not understand the critical items from the commonplace items without the need of your instruction.

You should definitely make room within your car for the fundamentals, store them there instead of placing them on the moving trucks. This way, you don't have to wait around for the cartons to unload, it is possible to proceed to put cartons wherever they are supposed to be or store them within your vehicle right up until you require them to ensure that they don't get displaced in the fray.

Handling the Necessities

Technological innovations has made organizing a move a lot easier--there are apps for anything from inventorying your furniture to locating your new favorite bistro. MagicPlan is an app that enables you to virtually put your furniture in the new house, so you can point the movers where the couch--and other bulky furniture--go on moving day.

Apart from placing the couch, these are the first tasks to do--even when the professional movers in Colorado Springs are unloading the moving van.

· Build beds--your bed never looked as good as it does the day you've moved into a new home

· Make the beds

· Set up electronics--you do not have to hang on for the cable guy nowadays, in many areas you are able to connect your modem and router and you are all set to go with your WiFi.

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

· Put towels and toiletries within the bathrooms

Packing the Essentials

The takeaway at this point is that when you pack, you ought to have several boxes, receptacles, or tote bags of necessities--which are more than a change of clothes plus a toothbrush. Going area by area, these are what would be looked at as "essential" in the majority of households.


Moving is a bit more art than science. In the event the outlook is for a bright and sunny day, do not count on it. Have extra shirts, blue jeans or shorts, and shoes on standby if you get rained on. Pack plenty of garments for a couple or three days for every family member--if one family member is very small, prepare an additional diaper bag.


Separate the everyday toiletries from the additional items--this is not time for you to deeply condition. Travel sizes are ideal for moving--proceed and pack the "genuine thing" to ensure you don't have to agonize over moisturizing lotion. These are utter requirements --for a day or two.

· Toothbrush and toothpaste

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

· Hair shampoo and conditioner

· Hairbrushes, combs, along with a hairdryer

· Razors and shaving cream

· Moisturizers

· Ibuprofen or acetaminophen

· Band-aids

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


Oddly enough, most moving checklists do not include linens in the essentials-to-pack-at-the-last-minute. You don't need to wait to pack your bedding, if that box is plainly labeled and straightforward to get into, you'll be able to sock those away whenever.

· Mattress pads and pillows

· Sheets, blankets, bed spreads

· Towels

· Shower curtains, hooks, and liners

· Bath rug


· Coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster, juice extractor

· Dishtowels, detergent, dishwashing tabs

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

· Paper towels

· Garbage can, trash bags

Cleaning Supplies

Odds are great that you'll want to at the very least wipe down the countertops and in the fridge before you begin to put together any dinner. In case your new residence is completely new, it is clean--yet probably has settled airborne debris. Ask your real estate professional for a housecleaning recommendation to make certain your new residence is sparkly as you move in; or else, be ready to clean. After move-in, flooring tend to need some care... even if the moving company positioned some sort of protection on their paths.

· More paper towels or cleaning rags

· All-purpose spray cleaning solutions, toilet cleaners

· Wet mop

· Anti-bacteria spray

· Vacuum

WiFi and Gadgets

While setting up the television may not be a tremendous priority, making certain your WiFi can be operating is--a lot of people don't have land telephone lines anymore, and your mobile company may possibly not have wonderful service in your new spot. You may acquire the modem from your internet provider, or they might be willing to drop it off prior to your move--coordinate that with your realtor. Pack your router along with other electronic fundamentals separately from all the additional stuff.

Relax --You've Got Time Now

You've got all the time in the world to unbox in Colorado Springs and get settled, but that all relies upon getting a decent night of sleep, an effective mug of coffee, and also having the kids fed and entertained the following day or two. Packing with unpacking as the primary goal means you have everything you absolutely need until all that you would like is unpacked and in its new position--and much less nerve-racking than searching through cartons trying to find linens in the middle of the night.


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