How do you organize your house to move?

Start with a list of actions you need to accomplish with due dates. We suggest you designate areas for items to pack, items to sell and to donate, supplies area for boxes and packing materials. 

Here’s a timeline to think about:

  • Purge What You Don’t Need
  • Prepare to Pack
  • Notify and Transfer
  • Make Arrangements
  • 2 weeks until the move Preparation
  • 1 week before moving
  • 1 day before moving
  • Moving Day!

Moving Supplies in Oklahoma

When you’re preparing to move to a new home, you have a lot of things on your to-do list: notifying utility providers, sharing your new address with family and friends, notifying your insurance agent, and getting your furniture and other belongings to your new home.

While you probably used any old boxes you could find when you first moved out of your parents’ house, as an adult, you owe it to yourself to pack your things more carefully now for the move. After all, you’ve worked hard to accumulate your possessions, and you want them to last as long as possible. Here’s the lowdown on various types of moving supplies:


These tall boxes come with a hanger bar and are designed to allow you to simply transfer the contents of your closet on their hangers! No more having to fold and pack, and then unfold and re-hang your dress shirts, suits or dresses.


Specifically designed to get your dishes and glassware from your old home to your new one without breaking them, these boxes are a must-have for any move. You no longer have to use newspaper to painstakingly wrap each plate or glass and hold your breath every time the moving truck goes over a bump in the road.


When moving mirrors or large framed pictures, you need to use extra caution. That’s where mirror sets come into play. Each of the four pieces fits on one corner of the mirror or framed picture or other artwork, providing you with some peace of mind for your fragile framed pieces.


You’ll also need an assortment of boxes in various sizes (small, medium or large) to help you pack and transport everything else, including bedding and towels, dresser drawer contents, books and home office contents, toiletries, cleaning materials, toys, and more. Packing items in appropriately sized boxes makes the heavy lifting easier and avoids packing blunders. For example, filling one large box with books might seem like a good idea, but efficiency doesn’t translate to effectiveness if no one can lift the heavy box.


When moving pieces of furniture such as tables, desks, bookshelves or dressers, you’ll want to protect the surfaces and corners of those items so they don’t become scratched, scuffed or otherwise damaged during the move. Paper pads function as blankets that you can place over those pieces of furniture so they will look just as good in your new home as they do in your current home.


Unless you’re packing up things like bedding or towels, your boxes will probably have some empty space. Packing paper comes in handy to fill in that empty space and protects your belongings from the jostling that can occur when boxes are moved and carried.


Don’t rely on gift tape to try to seal your moving boxes; you’ll need heavy-duty packing tape to make sure the flaps are sealed and stay sealed, throughout the move.


Don’t forget to label each box as you fill and seal it, so you will know exactly what is in each box and where it should go upon arrival at your new space.

Moving can be stressful, but knowing that your belongings are packed to get from point A to point B in one piece can help ease that stress. Purchase one of our packing starter kits to help you save money with your move. To learn more, contact Ace Atlas today. Call 405-672-4425 for Oklahoma City or 918-251-1111 for Tulsa.

Tulsa Change of Address Cards

Moving in Oklahoma? Our team at Ace Moving and Storage, LLC right here in Tulsa  ready to help you! A small but important item is a moving announcement. Here are a number of ideas to choose form with the beautiful lakes and rolling hills to the bustling neighborhoods of Tulsa.

Use these printable eastern Oklahoma postcards to let friends, family and businesses know you’ve moved.

You don’t want to spend time stressing about your move. You want more time making and exploring your new home. ACE can help you with that. Let our movers ease your worries and figure out the logistics for you.

Not in the Tulsa area? No worries, check out ACE’s other Okie-themed change of address cards.

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Printing instructions

Professional printing services

Right-click and save the front and back postcard images of your choice. Save the images to either a flash drive or folder. Bring the images with you to a printing service. The printing staff will work with you on formatting and will make sure you get both the front and back images properly aligned when printed.

If using an online print service, be sure to preview your postcards before ordering. The dimensions of the cards are 4×6 standard US postcard size. Some online printing services’ postcard templates might be slightly larger than the ACE postcard dimensions. This may cause the image to lose resolution and be improperly formatted.  If possible, use custom dimensions that will suit the cards’ intended size.

Email or social media

Right-click and save the image in a picture or document folder on your desktop. Then, upload and share the image on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or wherever else you want to announce your move.

To send the image via email to your friends and family, simply attach or include the front side image on an email along with a message about your move and new address.


If printing the images using a home printer, we recommend downloading and printing the front side images only, as standard postcards need to be printed on 0.007-inch to 0.016-inch thick paper to be mailable. Simply print, cut, and then write your new address on the back of the card image. Mail in a standard envelope.

How To Pack Small Appliances

How do you pack up items like blenders, microwaves, and Keurig’s? Our handy how-to tips will help you pack all your essential appliances.

How to Pack Small Appliances Infographic

How to Pack Small Appliance Step-by-Step

  • Step one: Set up a workstation and fill the bottom of a dish pack with extra paper or bubble wrap for cushion. Only use weight-rated dish pack cartons.
  • Step two: Place appliances in center of packing paper and remove all food and drink from the appliance.
  • Step three: Completely cover appliance on all sides with medium-sized bubble wrap.
  • Step four: Secure bubble wrap around appliance with packing tape, ensuring all sides are covered.
  • Step five: Place appliance in center of box on top of packing paper. Fill empty box space with crumpled packing paper.
  • Step six: Always remember to pack your carton from the bottom to the top, high and tight.

How Can ACE Help You Move?

We’ll expertly pack and move your household. Whether moving down the street or across the country, ACE can help reduce your moving stress. Contact us for a moving quote today!

Need more packing tips? Check out our other packing guides for stemware and fragile bowls!


Make Your Holiday Move More Efficient

A holiday table display is lit up by candles.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…and you’re moving?! Santa makes dragging thousands of pounds of presents look easy, but we all know moving can be a lot harder than it looks. You may not have access to a magical sleigh, but don’t let that deter you from moving this holiday season.

How to Move During the Holidays

If your family is relocating to a new town or home, you may be overwhelmed with everything moving entails – plus the stress of keeping holiday cheer alive and well.

We’ve gathered the tips you need to make your move more efficient. Get on board for an organized move – with a little tinsel and holly thrown in for good measure.

Organize as Much as Possible Before Your Move

It’s not always fun, buts it necessary to prep as much as possible for moving day – no matter the season.

Sort Through Each Room to See What to Keep

Before you start pulling out the cardboard boxes and packing up the house, take a few days to prepare and organize your home. Go through each room and make a pile of items to keep, toss, or donate.

Donate Items You No Longer Need

Donating useful items like small kitchen appliances, clothing, and furniture to shelters or Goodwill is a great way to cut down on packing. Donations are especially helpful during this time of year and can be included in your year-end giving tax write-offs.

Clean Those Cupboards

You don’t need to bring all the contents of your pantry with you. Donating non-perishable food items can help stock food pantries and make your move lighter.

Label Each Room for Packing

Color coordinate your boxes by room. Choose a color for each room (red for the kitchen, blue for the master bedroom, etc.) and label each outgoing box with that color before it gets moved. Whether you have friends helping you move or have hired movers doing the job for you, this will streamline the process.

Prioritize Boxes for Unpacking with Labels

More stressful than the move itself is the process of unpacking and organizing your new home. By taking just a few extra seconds to add one more label to each box you pack, you can eliminate stress later down the road. Do this by labeling each box with either an A, B, or C. “A” boxes, your top priority, should be opened as soon as you arrive. Any box labeled “B” should be opened soon, while other boxes labeled “C” are low-priority items that do not need to be opened as quickly.

Make Checklists

It’s groan-inducing, but the paperwork of moving needs to be done. Make of list of accounts and businesses you need to let know you’re moving, like your internet provider, post office, and electric company.

Tell Your Friends Your Moving

Send out change of address cards to spread good tidings and let your friends and family you’re moving.

A family gets ready to move during the holidays.

Keep Your Kids Occupied

Moving a whole family can be difficult. Try to have a plan for your kids during your move.

How to Keep Young Kids Busy

If your kids are too young to be involved in moving chores, it’s best to keep them occupied while you prep for a move. Hire a sitter or drop younger children off with family or friends while you move boxes in and out of the house. Slightly older children who don’t need extreme supervision can be kept occupied with Christmas movies, coloring, or playing outside in the backyard.

How to Involve Older Children and Teens

Preteens and teens can be involved in moving chores, especially organizing and packing their own rooms. Set out labeled boxes for them to pack their own clothes and knickknacks in and have them pack prior to moving day. Moving can be emotionally stressful for teens. If you’re moving long-distance, do your best to help your teen adjust socially and plan a few family outings with their interests in mind after the move.

A woman sits on a couch with Christmas socks on.

Take Time to De-stress and Enjoy the Season

Moving is hard work, especially during the holidays. But, don’t let this new season of life wear you out or damper your holiday cheer.

Don’t Be Afraid of Having Company

Invite your friends and family over for a get-together, even if there are boxes scattered throughout your home. Friends and family are the most important part of any holiday gathering and will help you transition through the emotional side of moving homes.

If You’re Overwhelmed, It’s Okay to Cut Back

It’s easy to feel guilty when you skip out on holiday pastimes, but moving can exhaust you. Don’t feel bad for saying no to a few party invites. Cozy up on the couch with your family and put on your favorite Christmas movie instead.

A woman drinks a latte at a holiday festival.

Moving Long-distance? Get to Know Your New Town

If you’re moving long-distance and haven’t had a chance to make new friends and are away from family, the holidays can feel lonely. Use this chance to form some new traditions.

See what local events are happening. Check out local stores for gifts, listen to public concerts, or get hot cocoa and look at Christmas lights!

Spend a day volunteering at a local food pantry or homeless shelter. By getting involved in your new community, your holiday season will be filled with meaning and connections.

Chris Sperry, the Executive Director of the HOPE Center of Edmond, has seen the positive impact of volunteering.

“I think volunteering, particularly during the holiday season, kindles a sense of happiness.,” he says. “Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose and really helps you feel connected to the community. There have been scientific studies that show that people who volunteer are happier than those who don’t, but I think that anyone who volunteers can tell you that they get as much out of it as they put into it. There is a special feeling that comes with knowing you’ve made a difference in the world.”.

If you are moving to the Oklahoma City area, considering volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food,” Executive Director Rodney Bivens says. “A great way for the community to help fight hunger this holiday season is by donating or volunteering. Thanks to our Holiday Match, every $1 donated will provide 10 meals for Oklahomans struggling with hunger.”

Use the Holiday Cheer to Warm Your Home

Play your favorite holiday tunes as you organize your new home, watch your favorite holiday films in the evenings as you unwind, bake cookies, and enjoy the familiarity of your favorite holidays combined with your new adventures.

If moving during this holiday season has you overwhelmed, we would love to help you out. From our packing services to our moving team, we want to make your moving experience as easy as possible. We have locations in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but our services stretch across the nation and the world. If you’d like to make your holiday move more efficient, contact us for a moving quote!

ACE Driver Named Best of Best

At Ace Moving & Storage, we take pride in the exceptional customer service and quality work we provide in all aspects of our moving service. When an individual from our team is nationally recognized for their dedication to those values, we are overwhelmingly proud.

Jason Clark of Ace’s Tulsa location was named Best of the Best Professional Van Operator of Atlas Van Lines’ 2016 BRAVO Week. Clark was selected as the top driver of all national Atlas agent moving lines for his superb commitment to customer service and safety. His level of professionalism has placed him as the nation’s best.

Clark is honored by the distinction but feels it’s just part of his job. He says the recognition speaks of ACE’s excellence as a whole.

“It’s nice to be recognized by your peers for the job you do … It’s great to let people know we’re committed to what we’re doing and the level of our quality is nationally recognized,” Clark says.

The entire Ace Moving & Storage family is proud of the precedent set by Clark.

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Clark was named Atlas’s Best of the Best Professional Van Operator.

“Jason is an overall reflection of our agency family,” ACE Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jeff Howell says.  “We have some of the best drivers in the industry. Our drivers know how to make a cross country move as stress free as possible. Our customers love our drivers and are quick to praise and appreciate how well they have served them.”

BRAVO Week is the annual recognition event to celebrate the moving van operators from across Atlas and its agent moving lines. BRAVO, which stands for Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators, gives the company an opportunity to recognize the hard work of its drivers.

The company-wide event involves activities that acknowledge the dedication to safety and customer satisfaction drivers demonstrate through their work. A major event of the celebration is the annual voting contest to determine the Best of the Best van operator.

Drivers from Atlas and agent lines are selected and nominated by Atlas’s corporate office based on qualifying criteria. To be eligible for Best of the Best, drivers must have low rate of claims, excellent driving safety, and overall great customer satisfaction. Clark met each of these standards to a high extent.

Nominated drivers are then voted for on the BRAVO Week website. Clark received the highest amount of votes nationwide – more than 1,400. Along with the Best of the Best title, he received a $500 gift certificate and will travel to the national Atlas convention hosted in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Ace is a proud interstate agent of Atlas. By partnering with the national line, we’re able to easily move are customers across the country and world through the global network.

Dedication to customers is ingrained in Ace’s company culture.  We help people make big moves in their lives and take the responsibility seriously. It’s a privilege to ease the stress of our customers as they transition to a new home. Getting them and their belongings to a destination safely is the biggest part of our work.

Howell is pleased that Jason’s recognition can highlight the hard work constantly demonstrated by Ace’s drivers and moving crews.

“It is important that our employees receive recognition when they are successful.  Everyone deserves an opportunity to be recognized when they achieve something that reflects not only who they are as an individual but also reflects who we are as a company,” Howell says.

We take our part in your moving adventure seriously. If you’re planning to make a move, let’s us help get you there safely with great service. Contact ACE today!


How To Pack Your Stemware

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Cheers to a fresh start and stress-free move!

If you’re packing up your home, you may come across some rather delicate items like stemware and dining ware. Before panicking about how to pack them, check out ACE’s tips for safely transporting these sparkling dining room staples.

How to Pack Stemware Infographic

How to Pack Stemware Step-by-Step

  • Step 1: Set up a workstation and fill the bottom of a dish pack with excess paper for cushion. Only use weight-rated dish pack cartons.
  • Step 2: Before wrapping, stuff stemware with crumpled tissue paper or packing paper.
  • Step 3: Place stemware about 6 inches from the corner of the packing paper and begin to roll paper around glass.
  • Step 4: Continue to roll packing paper around glass until you reach the far corner of paper.
  • Step 5: Fold in extra paper from both ends of the glass to the middle.
  • Step 6: Securely tape ends of paper around entire bundled glass.
  • Step 7: Place into box, top down, near the middle of the box and fill top of box with extra crumpled paper.
  • Step 8: Always remember to pack your carton from the bottom to the top, high and tight.

How Can ACE Help You Move?

We have more experience than your friend with a truck. From long-distance moving to professional packing, we’ll make sure your belongings travel safely. Checkout our other packing guides for small appliances and fragile bowls and call ACE for a free moving quote!