Moving involves a long to-do list, and it’s very easy to leave essentials off of that list. If you do, though, you can create a lot of unnecessary stress and wasted time. If you live in Mississauga or anywhere else in the Toronto area, and you’re moving, you’ll make the whole experience less stressful and more efficient if you remember these things.
Clearly Label All Boxes
This might seem obvious, but it’s a very common mistake. People tend to pack up each room of their home and leave the boxes in their respective rooms until the very last minute. They often forget to clearly label which boxes belong in the kitchen, which in the kids’ bedrooms, etc.
If you do this, on moving day, all of the boxes will get put on the moving truck in the most space-saving way possible. When they arrive at the new house, the movers won’t know where to put anything, and you won’t know where any of your belongings are, either. Unpacking immediately turns into a nightmare.
To avoid this common moving mistake, be sure to label and/or color code each box you pack so that you can tell at a glance where it belongs.
Make Mid-Move Accommodations
Are you going to be able to sleep in your new house on the first night you arrive? For many people moving in the Toronto area, that’s not going to be the case. You’re going to have everything packed and in piles, and you won’t even have your beds put together in time to get a good night’s sleep.
Many people forget about this and fail to make accommodations for the time in which they won’t be able to properly live at their new homes. Book a hotel in advance, and you’ll have a much better moving experience when you can unpack at your leisure and know that you’ll have somewhere to sleep at night.
Though we conduct more and more of our important affairs online, we still depend on postal mail for some bills, legal notifications, etc. If you want to avoid missing an important letter or document, don’t forget to forward your mail to your new address.
Cancel or Relocate Local Memberships
If you’re moving to a nearby neighbourhood, this isn’t as important. However, if you’re moving, for example, from Mississauga to Milton, you’re going to want to cancel your old gym membership and find a new one nearer to your new home. You’ll want to make sure to cancel or transfer memberships in clubs and other organizations to your new home. This will save you money and help you get more settled into your new location.
Cleaning Up After the Move
And, finally, people often forget to clean up after the movers at their old homes. Why is this important? If you’re selling your old home, you’ll want to get it in great shape to show potential buyers. If you were renting this property, you’ll want to make sure that you get as much of your deposit back as possible, and that won’t happen with a dirty house.
Keep these commonly forgotten details in mind, and you’ll have a smooth move to your new home.