Moving into a new home is no small feat. You have a lot to think about and a lot to do when moving across town or the country. Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of the top tips to help ensure your move is as smooth as possible. Just follow these simple do’s and don’ts and you’ll be all set!
Do: make a plan
While it may seem like a no-brainer, it’s crucial to sit down and map out everything that needs to be done before, during, and after your move. Taking this step will help ensure that you don’t forget anything important and that your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Do: start packing ahead of time
Packing can take longer than you think, so it’s best to start sooner rather than later. That way, you won’t be scrambling at the last minute, so you’ll have plenty of time to label everything.
Do: purge your possessions
One of the best things about moving is that it gives you a chance to get rid of all the stuff you don’t need or use anymore. So, utilize this opportunity to go through everything and donate or throw away anything you don’t want to bring along to your new home.
Do: stay organized
Once you start packing, it’s crucial to stay organized to know what’s in each box and where it needs to go in your new home. It is a good idea to do this by labelling each box with the contents as well as the destination room.
Don’t: wait until the last minute
Packing can take longer than you think, so don’t wait until the week before your move to start packing! Not only will this add unnecessary stress to your already busy schedule, but it will also likely result in haphazard packing that could lead to damaged belongings.
Don’t: try to do everything yourself
Moving is a big job, too big for one person to handle alone! Ask friends and family members for help, or hire professional movers if necessary.
Don’t: forget about utility services
When you’re caught up in the excitement (or stress) of moving, it’s easy to forget about transferring or setting up your utilities at your new address – but don’t let this slip through the cracks! Be sure to call your hydro, internet, and cable providers ahead of schedule so that everything is taken care of before you move in.
Do: change your address with the post office
This may seem like a small detail, but it’s an important one nonetheless! Failing to notify the post office of your change of address could result in lost mail – and who wants that?
To be clear, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to moving, but by following these comprehensive do’s and don’ts of moving, you can form a baseline that works for you. Or you can eliminate the process of moving by contacting us today. Our team of professionals is ready to help you with your next move with the various packing and storage options available. Get an estimate today or call 1 (877) 450-2137.