San Antonio Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
November 16, 2018

Hacks for Making Moving to San Antonio 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 a large number of folks who are moving, and we have collected their favorite tricks to make moving to San Antonio less mind-boggling. We recognize that every move has its own set of problems and complications, nevertheless we've come up with a list of accessories, tools and methods that have made the process much less overwhelming.

As well as utilizing the suggested things listed below, we have discovered that adhering to a simple strategy is beneficial regardless of where you are moving or what you are moving. To start with, sell or give away anything that is a hassle (or extremely expensive) to move, like household decor or bulky appliances. Whatever you keep, pack with caution-it calls for time to seek out reliable and purposeful items. Moving is costly and also strenuous, and we have all made use of whatever no cost or economical materials function good for moving replaceable possessions, but safeguards for the personal belongings that matter justifies putting out some cash. And if it is inside of your budget to do so, hiring professional movers in San Antonio is almost always worth the cost: Your back (and your friends) are going to thank you.

Have a lot of permanent markers on hand

You'll want to label every carton, container, or bag so you recognize what is what throughout a move, and the most efficient way to make it happen is to have ample permanent markers readily accessible. They are economical markers, so do not be nervous to go bonkers. Have a minumum of one for each and every person helping with the packing in addition to one per room in your home. 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 more prone to have large, legible labels which tell you “hand towels, bath things, toiletries”-or at least “bathroom”-as opposed to a load of mystery cartons to figure out when you get to your new residence in San Antonio.

Close boxes more rapidly using a tape gun

Find a great tape gun for more proficient, heavy-duty packing and moving.

And speaking of not buy the bargain stuff

Buy high quality packing tape. This is what one particular patron documented soon after getting cheap tape, "It was a complete freaking pain. The tape was flimsy and would regularly tear down the center, so I spent more time searching for the leading edge of the tape than I did packing."

Begin the process of saving your egg cartons now

Put jewelry and other little items into empty egg cartons, so it does not get snarled. Just tape it shut after you are done and try to ensure that it stays upright throughout the move.

Color code your cartons

Use colored duct tape to keep your cartons organized. Specify a unique color for every room in your home, and make sure to put together a key that you can hang up at your new house so that the movers understand which room the container belongs to!

Take advantage of your smartphone

Take a picture of the back of your television as well as other electronic devices. That way, you are aware of specifically which wires go where when you are setting up in the new home!

Give liquids a wrap

To circumvent leaks mid-move, uncap all household liquids - everything from toiletries to cleaning products - next cover the top with clear plastic wrap, and snugly reseal the cap. And, be certain to talk to your movers concerning what fluids might go on the moving van and which items you will want to transport on your own.

Corral wires with toilet paper rolls

A good way to reduce the chaotic mess of extension cords is to wind each cable up in a 6-inch coil, and place each inside its own toilet paper roll. You will have a lot more room in the container, and no snarled mess to unpack down the road. Just remember to clearly label the box!

Think ahead

Place crucial appliances (like your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so you can place them on your kitchen counter right away in your new place in San Antonio.

Unpack with a box cutter and also gloves

Packing up is merely 50 percent of the task-at the other end of the road, you will be unpacking all of your belongings. A quality box cutter, also recognized as utility knife, makes opening and breaking down a multitude of boxes much faster and simpler. And a pair of light-weight work gloves is going to safeguard your hands from the chafing, drying impact of coming in contact with all that cardboard; gloves constructed from breathable fabric, with grippy, rubbery fingers and palms, are ideal.

For some extra ideas on how to plan a long-distance move, click HERE to read a post from our friends at Apartment List. 

And as soon as all of the moving activities are all done.....take a deep breath and allow yourself a bit of "me time". Check out a movie, order some pizza, or do what you need to unwind after having a lengthy day of hard work.

Ready to find out how a professional mover can help make moving to San Antonio less overwhelming? Call 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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