If you’re moving house this winter in Toronto, get organized to minimize the stress of moving to a new home and to ensure that you get your new house up and running as quickly as possible. Those who move house frequently, particularly pros from moving companies, have developed moving into an art form and they have a few tips to share to ensure that the move takes place smoothly.
Use the move as an excuse to declutter.
Every household accrues things that are eventually no longer useful; be practical and get rid of unwanted items. These can be taken to a charity store or sold online, but it’s important to separate items that are going into the new home from unwanted items early. There’s no point in moving things around that aren’t going into the new home–it just wastes time.
Divide the house into separate areas.
Keep a separate area for items that are to be sold and recycled and allocate another part of the house as a packing area. Bring the pertinent items to the packing area so that they can be boxed up, and then transfer them to another area for packages that are ready for the removals team to take.
Pack similar items together and label the boxes.
Knowing what’s in each box can save a great deal of confusion when you arrive in the new house to unpack. Put books together by category, and clothing by type, such as shirts and jackets. Each box should be clearly labelled with the contents on the top and sides so that items can be identified and unpacked easily.
Make a schedule and stick to it.
The harsh winters in Ontario mean that Toronto moving companies, such as Hills Moving, will need to take their time to get you and your belongings to your new home in safety. Plan for the move by aiming to clear an area of your home every day, and make sure everything is ready for the arrival of the removals team. Finally,don’t forget to pack a bag with essential items such as toiletries for your first night in your new home.
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