Whether you are moving across the country or to a street across town, there are several steps that you can take to ensure a smooth move. A stress-free move is the goal, with the right mover and a plan to follow. Here are some 5 tips for making your move free of stress and last minute chaos.
1. Investigate moving companies
You will want to look up Calgary movers on the web as well as talk to friends to find out their recommendations on services. Read the reviews on a mover to find out if there were problems or whether the move went well. The right mover is very important to your peace of mind.
2. Contact the moving company for an in-home estimate
If it is possible, your chosen mover should come out to your home to give you an estimate. That way you can avoid surprises on the day of moving, when costs may be added for something that was not listed, or you thought you had less furniture.
3. Plan to take fragile belongings in your car
If you have valuable paintings, special jewelry or special photographs that cannot be replaced, plan to pack them to carry with you. If your car is too small, you might rent a cargo van for the move; that way your plants and special possessions will arrive at your new home with the care that they deserve. Keep important papers with you the day of the move.
4. Make a packing list
If you are doing the packing yourself, rather than having the moving company do it, make a list of what is in each box, colour coding and marking boxes for each room. That way you’ll know which boxes to unpack first. Make sure to have some last minute boxes and packing materials available for last minute items. Pack things with their needs, such as pictures with their hooks or hardware to assemble a bed frame with the frame. You can tape hardware to the object itself if it doesn’t damage it. Have one particular area in your home for packing supplies.
5. Pack up early
Begin the packing process well ahead, weeks or months before the move, so you have time and materials needed to pack correctly. The night before your move, you will want to eat right and get sleep and not have to stay up packing.
With these tips taken into consideration, your move should be calmer and last minute details can be handled as they arise. Being prepared ahead of time is the best way to ensure a stress-free move. Enjoy your new home!