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The rule of thumb when it comes to unpacking your furniture and boxes is to do it as soon and as fast as possible so you can start living a normal life. Having to spend hours every day to find a piece of clothing or ordering takeout on a daily basis is not fun at all. Although some people just start at the door and unpack every box from there, there is a systematic way to make sure you unpack the things you need first. Here are some tips on how to do that.
When you were packing the boxes before moving, there are those boxes that you labeled ‘essentials’ or ‘unpack first’. These boxes should contain everything that you need to use when travelling in the car and during the first days when you arrive at your new home. The essentials should include toiletries, food items and towels because people need to shower. If there is any food in the boxes, you should unpack it first because food is perishable.
The best way to do this is to label boxes well when packing according to room so that movers can just take them directly to the right room. However, it’s not possible for them to do that perfectly so you might need to sort out some boxes and take each and every one of them to their correct room. This will ensure there is no confusion and will also make things easy especially when you want to unpack each room at a time.
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You can assume that you know what is more important but most of the time, you can get distracted and even confused by the large quantity of boxes in the house. Sit down before you start the process and come up with a plan of what is more important so you know where to begin. The most ideal place to start is usually the kitchen since appliances like the refrigerator and cooker need to be hooked up as soon as possible. Make sure you unpack everything in the kitchen such that you can be able to make a complete meal in there. Most people then move to bedrooms to make the beds and afterwards to the bathrooms before they rest on the first day. Different people have different priorities and some people need to unpack clothes since they have to report to work the following day and kids have to go to school.
It’s easy to get side-tracked when you enter a room and start unpacking things that are not really a priority. For example, you can find yourself unpacking clothes in the bedroom instead of fixing the bed. Make sure you know what can wait until the following day and focus on those things that are a priority.
Unpacking systematically is the best way to finish the job fast and easy. Just identify which rooms are priorities to you and begin with them until you finish each room at a time. Be sure to reward yourself for achieving small goals and also ask for help when things get overwhelming.
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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