Does the thought of your upcoming move cause you to break out into a cold sweat worse than rush hour traffic on the DVP? If so, you wouldn’t be alone. Most people dread the huge task that is moving house. It takes a lot of time, work, and money in order to transport your stuff from one place to the next, which is why most people try to avoid moving at all costs. If you can’t manage to escape the need, at least ease your burden by using this guide to keep your move simple as possible.
- Keep A Budget
Moving is no cheap process. There are a lot of costs that come with leaving your old home for another, and they can quickly add up. It’s a good idea to write out all of your expenses well before the big day, so you know what to expect. Remember, you’ll have to pay for a truck, packing supplies, and sometimes you will even hire Toronto movers to help you.
- Don’t Rush
It’s natural to start rushing when we get stressed out, but our work tends to suffer when we’re overwhelmed. Make sure you take a methodical approach to your tasks, giving yourself plenty of time at each stage: from planning and packing to lift and unpacking.
Just get yourself a pen and paper and keep track of everything during your move. If you don’t keep track you may lose belongings or accidentally leave stuff behind. It’s also a great tool for when you plan to unpack. You’ll know exactly where everything is, so you won’t have to go digging for items.
Pack everyday essentials into a bag or two and keep them handy. This includes toiletries, hand soap, toilet paper, clothes, and anything you might not normally have on hand that you need. You can even prep your home ahead of time and move all the essentials into the house.
5.Ask For Help
We all have family and friends who will be willing to help, but that doesn’t always mean that they should. Our friends and family aren’t trained to pick up heavy, fragile, or awkward items, and their attempts to do so could end up getting them hurt or damaging your property. Make sure you get professional help moving special items like pianos, antique furniture, and other large and unwieldy objects.
- If You’re Not Sure You Need It, You Probably Don’t
We tend to have a habit of packing up everything in our houses and taking it to our new homes, only to realize we don’t have the space or need for these items. Save yourself the trouble of lugging things you’ll only end up tossing. Before the move go through your stuff and ask yourself, when was the last time you used it? Do you need it? If the answers are, “not in a long time” and “no”, then toss it or donate it.