You’ve found a new house in Toronto area and moving day is approaching fast. Don’t panic! Here are a few tips to help make your move as easy and painless as possible.
Make an assessment first
The first step in packing for a move should be in completing an assessment of your current living space. Are you downsizing? Moving in with a roommate? Buying a home? Decide what needs to be packed for the new space, donated or tossed, the Clothing Bank will come pick up your donation items (if you can’t get them to another second-hand drop off) they’ll also donate leftovers to Goodwill or Salvation Army.
Sort through your items and make a list
Make a list of large items or furniture that will need to be moved. As you pack boxes or bags, label each with a number, add the number and a description to your master list. For example, #10- Kitchen Appliances, Utensils. This will help when dropping items in your new place and unpacking.
Use What You’ve Got
Be resourceful while packing and use what you’ve got. Toronto are known for finding multiple uses for small spaces, so use those strategies for packing too. Use towels to pack breakables. Keep clothes on hangers, place a large rubber band around top and cover with a garbage bag. Use (clean) garbage cans and laundry baskets for transport of odd-shaped items.
Ask for Help
No one likes the process of moving, especially if you’ve got a lot of stuff to move. Consider hiring movers Toronto to pack your stuff or ask your friends or family. It’s easier for someone who isn’t emotionally attached to your belongings to prep them for a move. Just be prepared to return the favor!