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 just go in reverse sequence from packing. And that's accurate, to an extent--the toilet paper is often last in, first out. However professional movers in Colorado Springs load moving trucks based on measurements and weight--not what you need straight away. They'll work with you to ensure your essentials are loaded last, but you'll very likely need to be available to help manage that process, as the moving company in Colorado Springs won't know the critical things from the commonplace belongings without the need of your instruction.

You should definitely make space within your car for the fundamentals, stow them there rather than placing them on the moving trucks. By doing this, you don't have to wait around for the cartons to unload, it is possible to proceed to place cartons wherever they are supposed to be or store them within your vehicle until you need them so they don't get displaced in the fray.

Handling the Necessities

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

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

· Set up beds--your mattress never looked as good as it will 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 towns you are able to connect your modem and router and you're all set to go with your WiFi.

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

· Put towels and toiletries in the bathrooms

Packing the Fundamentals

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


Moving is a bit more art than science. In the event the forecast is for a bright and sunny day, don't depend on it. Have extra shirts, blue jeans or shorts, and shoes on standby if you've found yourself rained on. Pack adequate garments for a couple or three days for every family member--if one family member is quite small, prepare an additional diaper bag.


Separate the routine toiletries from the extras--this is not time to deeply condition. Travel sizes are great for moving--proceed and pack the "genuine thing" to ensure you don't have to agonize over moisturizing lotion. These are generally absolute requirements --for a couple of days.

· Toothbrush and toothpaste

· Soap or body wash, and also washcloths.

· Hair shampoo and conditioner

· Hairbrushes, combs, and 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


Strangely enough, most moving checklists don't include linens within 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 any time.

· Mattress pads and pillows

· Linens, blankets, bed spreads

· Towels

· Shower curtains, hooks, and liners

· Bath rug


· Coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster, juicer

· Dishtowels, detergent, dishwashing tabs

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

· Paper towels

· Garbage can, trash bags

Cleaning Supplies

Chances are really good that you'll want to at minimum wipe down the kitchen countertops and inside the fridge before you begin to prepare any dinner. If your new residence is brand new, it is clean--yet probably has settled airborne debris. Ask your real estate professional for a housecleaning referral to make certain your new residence is glistening as you move in; otherwise, be ready to clean. After move-in, floors have a tendency to need some care... even if the moving company set some sort of protection on their paths.

· More paper towels or perhaps cleaning rags

· All-purpose spray cleaning solutions, toilet cleaners

· Wet mop

· Anti-bacteria spray

· Vacuum

WiFi and Gadgets

While configuring the television might not be a tremendous priority, being sure that your WiFi can be operating is--a lot of people don't have land telephone lines any longer, and your cell company may possibly not have excellent 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 real estate agent. Pack your router along with other electronic fundamentals separately from all the additional stuff.

Chill out --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 having the kids fed and entertained the following day or two. Packing with unpacking in mind means you have everything you absolutely need until all that you want is unpacked and in its new position--and much less nerve-racking as opposed to digging through cartons trying to find linens at midnight.


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