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Tips For Preparing To Move

Moving can be a huge undertaking but the main thing to do is to stay organized.

October 18, 2021 By Moveogo Concierge

First, take a deep breath. Moving can be a huge undertaking but the main thing to do is to stay organized. This will ensure that you have a seamless, stress-free and pleasant moving experience. Keep on reading for a curated list of tips and tricks to help, so that you can start living your best life in your new home!

Our first tip is a give-in, however we have all been there. You have your moving truck scheduled for tomorrow and you haven’t even started to pack. If you want to ensure you a worry-free moving experience, take our advice and –

Start Packing Early.

Avoid that feeling of dread that comes with knowing you won’t be ready in time for your professional movers to load everything up. This will depend on the size of your home, but we recommend you start packing 3-4 weeks before the big move. Start with the small stuff and if possible, start by room. Beginning the with garage where we tend to store seasonal non-essentials is a great place to start. Get those items squared away into a corner of the room to make room for other boxes. Pack up those dusty books on your shelf, making sure to leave out a few favorites for your downtime. Grab those extra toiletries under your sink but make sure to leave your essentials to get you by those next couple of weeks.

Part of starting early, is also booking your moving services as soon as you get confirmation of the move. Waiting to do so, could limit availability with the movers and prevent you from getting the best and most affordable pricing and services. Gather the necessary packing supplies and contact your professional movers at Moveogo today for a stress-free and guaranteed quote to get started.

Set Up Your Utilities.

Once you have confirmation of your move-in date, make sure to contact your utility providers to let them know about your move. If you are moving out of state/province, research the utility providers in your area to find the best fit for you. There is nothing worse than arriving at your new home after a long day of moving, only to find out that your heat, water, and electricity is not connected yet. Schedule this ahead of time and keep a record of your request along with any contact information for your utility provider in case you run into any issues. Also, don’t forget to cease utility services at your old home, for just after the move takes place.

Invest in your Moving Supplies.

Picking out quality supplies for packing your belongings can make a huge difference when it comes to the big day. Starting with boxes, investing in high-quality boxes are the best way to ensure your stuff will get from A to B as efficiently as possible. I know what you’re thinking, why not just hit up my local grocery or department store to score some free boxes? I’m only going to use them one time! The issues that stem from re-using boxes are many, starting with the integrity of the box. Things like exposure to the elements like moisture in rain or humidity and worse, insects can compromise the integrity of the box rendering it unreliable when used to transport even the lightest items. Over time, the stress on the box will eventually wear on it making its life span shorter with each use. Most people find the investment in using new boxes worth the expense and can res-use them for other smaller tasks and storage purposes. Secondly, investing in strong packing tape that is designed for moving boxes can ensure that your boxes will withhold the weight and make it through the shuffle depending on how far your move is.

Purge Your Things

You’ve got your dream house picked out, the paperwork filled out, your moving company has been contacted and now the only thing left to do is start packing. But where did all this stuff come from?

We are only human, and it can be easy to accumulate some odds and ends here and there. Souvenirs from your last trip to Niagara Falls, that magnet collection you started when you were 9, that bullet blender from when you were in your smoothie phase. Luckily, this is the best time to sort through your things and make some decisions on what will come with you and what will stay. Our experts say to start with 3 categories and sort from there.

The first category is donations. These items are typically gently used items that maybe don’t have a place in your new home anymore. Maybe a jacket you haven’t worn in a couple of seasons or a pair of shoes you don’t reach for anymore. Second, make a pile for items to be recycled or thrown away. And third is what you plan to keep! Try to sort these items by room and label as you go to keep everything as organized as possible.