Moving can be an incredibly overwhelming and stressful time. Not only are you dealing with packing up your belongings, but you have to handle getting your next house or apartment ready to move in. The more prepared you are for your moving day, the easier the process will be.
Our experts at Kemptville Movers have gathered our top moving tips and tricks to make the moving process easier. Make your life easier by following our guidelines and partnering with experienced movers in Kemptville for your upcoming move.
Create a moving folder
Start collecting purchase or rental papers, new addresses, moving contracts, and anything else associated with your move in one folder. While some people might lean toward keeping everything digitally, it’s good to have a hard copy. If you don’t have access to the internet or if your phone battery dies during the mood, it’ll be handy to still have access to your documents.
Notify utility companies
Once you have your move-in date set, notify all necessary utility companies. You don’t want to move into your home, only to discover you forget to have the water turned on.
You’ll also want to plan when to shut off service to your current abode. Keep in mind that you might still need to access the location after you move out to do clean-up.
It can be difficult to find friends and family that are willing and able to help you move. Hiring movers ensures that you can focus on the little details of moving while leaving the heavy lifting to the professionals.
Partner with a local moving company, like Kemptville Movers, for all your moving needs. We’ll transport your belongings to your new location without you needing to lift a finger.
Purchase packing supplies
You’ll need to purchase boxes, bubble wrap, newspaper, and other packing supplies before you get started. Start purchasing them ahead of time so you have time to run to the store for more if you run out.
Donate and Toss Everything
Cut back on as much clutter as you can. As you pack, have a box for items you want to keep, one for items to donate, and a trash bag for everything else. Sort your belongings as you pack.
One of the areas that likely need major purging is your closet. If a clothing item is out of style, doesn’t fit, and/or you haven’t worn it in the past year, donate it.
When thinking about other items, decide whether or not it serves a purpose in your life. Consider if you’d go out and buy the item if you didn’t currently have it. If the answer is no, you likely don’t need it.
Start Packing Immediately
Once you know you’ll be moving, start packing items you don’t use on a regular basis or off-season items. If you’re moving in the winter, you can pack your shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, and other summer items. When it’s time for you to get ready to move, a lot of your items will already be ready to go.
Get the right size boxes
If you have heavy items, pack them in small boxes. Lightweight items, like pillows and towels, can get packed in larger boxes.
Even though you’re hiring professional movers in Kemptville to move your belongings, you should still pack your items carefully. Too heavy boxes, even when lifted by professionals, make their jobs harder. You don’t want to risk your items getting broken.
Don’t have empty spaces in your boxes
Fill in any gaps in your moving boxes with packing paper, towels, and clothing. You don’t want your boxes to feel unbalanced or loosely packed.
Label your boxes carefully
Carefully labelled boxes will help both you and your movers know where everything goes in your new place. You can also keep an inventory list and number each of your boxes. That’ll help you keep track of what items you’ve packed.
Pack your kitchen with care
Your kitchen is filled with a lot of fragile items in unusual shapes. Our tips for packing the items in your kitchen are:
- Wrap each dish in packing paper
- Wrap bundles of five or six dishes together with additional packing paper
- Don’t pack your dishes flat — pack them on their sides
- Bowls and cups can get packed inside each other with a piece of paper in between
- Use cardboard dividers to protect your glasses
Don’t take your clothes out of your dresser drawers
One of our best moving hacks is leaving your clothes in your dresser drawers. Secure your belongings inside of them by wrapping the drawer in plastic wrap. If it isn’t too heavy, you can leave the drawers in the dresser and wrap the entire thing in plastic wrap.
Pack food and water
Stock one of your coolers with items that are easy to grab throughout the day, like snacks and water bottles. Keep it with you in your car and not in the moving truck.
Have a plan for pets and kids
If your kids aren’t old enough to help on moving day, have a plan for them to stay with family or friends. Arrange alternate plans for your pets as well.
Be packed the day before you move
Having to pack at the last minute will slow down your move. Ensure that you’re totally packed before your movers arrive.