So we already unanimously established that moving is a difficult process. Stress is still present, even when everything goes as planned and there are no surprises on the way. There are, though, some moving tips and tricks you can’t live without. They will give you a head start on your move and allow you to set things up right thereby lowering the amount of stress and worry you face not just on the big day, but leading up to it as well.
Moving tips and tricks
Plan your course of attack
Your best course of action is to set up a plan that covers everything that needs to be done and then don’t leave any of it until the last minute if you can help it. This means starting in advance. Most people generally have 30-60 days to plan their move, don’t waste them!
Create a countdown list that breaks down what needs to be taken care of. The list should include things like setting up and canceling utilities, setting up storage space, informing the post office of your new address, and things like that.
Plan your moving strategy
How do you plan on moving from point A to point B? Are you thinking of going the do it yourself moving route or do you want to hire professionals? If you are choosing a moving company, you need to start reading reviews to find one that knows what they are doing and has a proven track record of success.
If you live in the Toronto area or plan to move to Ontario from abroad, give Let’s Get Moving a call. We take care of all the heavy lifting and provide you with all your packing materials free of cost. We even help with the disassembly and reassembly of furniture so there is little you have to deal with on your own.
If you are going for a do it yourself move, on the other hand, you will need to line up some friends with trucks or rent one yourself.
Be sure movers know what to expect
If you hire a professional moving company, or even if you don’t, it’s important to let anyone helping know exactly what they are moving. If it’s fragile they need to know it.
Movers also need to know what will be moved so that they can bring any special equipment needed and so they can get a handle on how long the entire move is going to take.
Some of the info to include is:
- How many overweight items are being moved (examples: refrigerator, piano)
- Access restrictions (like having a walk-up, small elevator, and narrow driveway)
- Whether you will need help with packing or disassembly and reassembly of furniture
Take advantage of this purging opportunity
Moving is one of the best times for you to purge your household of items that are doing nothing but take up space, so keep these types of moving tips and tricks in mind. We all have things we don’t use anymore, some things we probably forgot we even own. Now is your chance to get rid of them without guilt. Take advantage.
Sell your belongings online, at a yard sale, or give them away to friends, family, and charity. Some charities will even come straight to your door to pick things up.
This is one of those essential moving tips and tricks that you should take care of whether this is a do it yourself move or a professional one. Things can go missing during a move even in the best of circumstances and you need to know what’s gone.
Make a simple spreadsheet of the items and pack them in previously marked boxes. That way you will be able to look at your document and see what box each item can be found in.
Keep these moving tips and tricks in mind during the planning process and you will find this is the easiest, least stressful move you’ve ever encountered.
These are some moving tips and tricks you can’t live without if you are looking for a stressless moving process. Or you can always take the easiest way and get in touch with a reliable moving company, for a free estimate and for getting rid of the stress of packing.