Preparing for your move
Whether you are moving around the block or across the country, moving can be a challenging time, full of lists and details. If you are getting ready to move, the single most important thing you can do to make your move successful is to get prepared. By taking the time to get your ducks in a row as soon as you make the decision to move, you will make the process go much more smoothly and your stress level will be greatly reduced. When it comes to moving demenagement Gatineau residents need to be prepared as far in advance as possible.
There is a long list of things to do to prepare for your move. In fact, the moving itself is the easy part. It’s the preparation stage that requires the work. You’ll have to transfer all of your information with your utilities, credit cards, etc; gather packing supplies, set up your phone and internet in your new home, and more. Here’s a detailed list to keep you on track with your preparation.
Transferring your details
The further in advance you can transfer things like your utilities, mail, phone, etc., to your new address, the better. You can set up a date in the future for the actual transfer. You can fill out a change-of-address form online, too, which makes that step much more convenient.
If you are going to move, you are going to need supplies. You can either ask friends and family for boxes or you can buy them. You’ll also need tape, packing materials such as bubble wrap and newspaper. As soon as you know that you are moving, start gathering these materials. If you are going to require large boxes, your best bet for sources is a furniture store. They will often give them to you for free. Note that if you opt for free boxes, you run the risk of them being in less-than-stellar condition. For the best quality, purchase boxes from a company that specializes in moving.
These boxes will be sturdy and brand-new, offering the best protection for your belongings. And always invest in good packing tape. Although it may seem like a wise choice to take the cheaper route by buying your tape at the dollar store, you’ll be thankful you spent a few extra dollars on better-quality tape. It will hold your boxes together more sturdily, which will help protect your belongings.
A hand cart is another handy thing to have for a move. It will help you immensely when it comes time to move boxes from the house to your moving truck, etc. Buy or borrow one as early as you can.
Your furniture and belongings fit beautifully in your current home, right? That doesn’t mean they will fit in your new home. If you are unsure whether your new home can accommodate the things you currently own, make time to go and measure the rooms in your new home. And don’t forget to measure the doorways and stairwells, too! Your leather sectional may fit perfectly in your new basement, but if the stairwell is too narrow to accommodate it you could be in for some trouble. If you find that your new home can’t accommodate all of your current furniture, now is a great to sell, donate or pass on anything you don’t need. Don’t spend time, energy and money moving things you don’t need!