Moving homes can be overwhelming. In this post we’ll try to alleviate some of the stress and educate you on making your move as smooth as possible. Preparation is key!
Preparing for your move is not very difficult but there are a couple things that you should do before you start throwing things into boxes. The first thing that you should do is pull out a sheet of paper and write down a checklist containing the most important belongings that you own – things that you will need immediately following your move to a new location.
Once you have a list of your belongings that need to be packed first, the next thing that you should do is go through your belongings and throw away anything that you don’t need. If you find a lot of stuff that you don’t want to take to your new home but they are still somewhat value, you can consider holding a yard sale – you will make some extra money that way.
Tips on How to Pack your Belongings
Most people have to move homes at least once in their lifetime, and proper packing is essential.
Pack fragile items carefully, wrapping each item in a newspaper to avoid breakage; this applies to plates, glasses, cups, mugs and any other ceramic and glass kitchenware. Glass and ceramic items tend to be heavy, so it’s best to use smaller boxes. Make sure to tape the boxes for rigidity when handling. Label the boxes so that you can quickly find the item you need in your new home.
For clothes we recommend larger boxes. Clothes are lighter, and you can utilize a large box and pack a fair number of items in it. Taping on both ends is important to ensure rigidity and will avoid a potential of spilling your belongings in the middle of a street. You may also consider buying or renting special wardrobe boxes for clothing items such as suits, dresses, shirts, or any other item requiring a hanger to ensure wrinkle free delivery. If you are moving within South-Western Ontario, consider our moving supplies to help you move more efficiently.