Knowing how much of a pain in the butt it is to move, how nice would it be to have a checklist to follow, outlining everything you need to get done before the residential movers come….that is, assuming you hired a moving company. If you didn’t hire one, well, the checklist can still help, but I’m not sure I can do much for your back!
Moving checklists actually do exist, outlining a so called “to-do” list of things that you do before your moving day. Bradford movers, based in Newmarket is one of the most reliable, and probably the best moving company of all the Newmarket movers in Ontario , and has a checklist starting two months before moving day. And since you have that one to go off of, I think I’ll just stick to a few tips which may or may not be included in their list of things to think about before moving.
Three Helpful Tips in Preparing for a Move
Tip 1 – If you haven’t used it in a year, get rid of it. This especially includes clothes, toys and odd tools. I understand that there are some items that you’d like to hang on to for a rainy day, but that doesn’t apply to everything. If you can see a dust line on the shoulders of an article of clothing, chances are you’ll never wear it again…..so get rid of it.
The best way to de-clutter is to have a yard sale. Your junk just might be a treasure to someone in need.
Each time you move, you should have less stuff at the new home than you did at the old home.
Tip 2 – Start packing early. Get your boxes and don’t be afraid to start packing as far out as two months prior to your move. If you hired a moving company, they might do all the packing for you. If you aren’t going to use it within the few months prior to your move, pack it. There’s nothing worse than having to pack an entire house full of stuff the week of your move. It’s stressful.
Tip 3 – Have your utilities setup before you arrive to your new home. At times, I’ve had to pack up and move so quickly that we’ve arrived to our new home without heat, water or electricity. Heck, there were times that we packed up our truck, drove to our new town and then started looking for a place to live. Not recommended!
Bonus Tip: This one is and should be kind of obvious, but you never really know. Always have extra cash on hand. Moving can sometimes be unpredictable. You never really know when a utility company is going to require a large deposit or a property management company will do the same. So be prepared with some extra green when moving.