When you’re moving, you want to plan ahead as much as possible. It’s best to break it down into stages to make it seem less overwhelming. Here’s a preview of the most important tasks to tackle and when to do them:
WEEKS BEFORE THE MOVE
Get rid of everything you don’t want moved — consider booking junk removal service to make it fast and easy.
Book elevators and make arrangements to save a parking spot for the truck in front of both locations for up to 4 hours.
Make a list of people and businesses to notify about your new address.
BOXES, TAPE, PAPER / BUBBLE WRAP for delicate items.
Get insurance for your items. High-value items will need verified values in advance of a move.
Label items right on the box as you pack, including which room they go in.
Check all furniture and note any scratches or dents.
Book a moving company!
1 WEEK BEFORE THE MOVE
Take down and pack all pictures and hanging items.
Make sure all loose items and electronics are packed.
Remove all fragile items from dressers and desks.
Clean out and pack the washroom necessities.
Pack a bag or suitcase with clothes and toiletries you will need and use regularly.
DAY OF THE MOVE
Remove blankets and linens from beds and pack them up.
Ensure all items are removed from appliances.
After the truck is loaded up, do a final walkthrough to check all rooms, closets, and cabinets for any missed items.
Set a goal and start earl. If you have packed items still in boxes from your last move, chances are they will be there for the next one.
Pack away the least used items first and number the boxes #1 Kitchen. when its time to unpack, you should unpack the highest numbers first ( reverse ordered)
The heavier the item, the smaller the box.
Try to keep 1 room in a box. It makes organizing the new place much easier.
Boxes that aren’t full aren’t stackable. If you can’t fill a box, stuff the remaining space with paper.
Don’t pack boxes on moving day. You’ll end up losing track of things.
PREP FOR YOUR MOVERS:
Be well packed and clearly labeled.
Clear out everything that is not coming.
Movers load boxes first, so staging them in the most accessible room is best.
Take the beds apart before the move.
During load up, close doors on rooms that are complete — movers will know to focus on other areas.
Direct traffic at the front of the house during the unload, informing the movers where each piece goes.
ACCESS FOR MOVERS:
Secure designated parking as close to the house or apartment as possible.
If there is a difficult area to move things through, having items empty and disassembled helps.
Any dressers that have more than 3 rows should be emptied. Drawers can be left in because they take less space as one piece.
Once you’ve completed all these steps for move prep, you should be all set for a smooth moving experience! Have you booked a mover yet?
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