You’ve found a great new place but there’s a catch, you have barely any notice to get your move on. Call up the Vancouver movers and get yourself ready with these 15 tips for a seamless short-notice relocation.
1. Don’t Freak Out
Stressing about the move will only make things worse. Instead, make a plan and stick to it. This will help you limit your stress and build your confidence moving towards the move.
2. Pack Room by Room
Start with the rooms you use the least. Pack one room at a time and don’t start packing another until you’re finished the one you’re working on. Save the most important rooms for last.
3. Pack Your Essentials in a Clear Bin
This will make unpacking on the other end a breeze. You won’t have to go looking through all of your boxes, just to find your toothbrush.
4. Label Like Crazy
The more specific/detailed your labeling, the better. Label what the box contains and what room it belongs to.
5. Go to Your Local Grocery Store for Boxes
Don’t waste money buying new boxes. Used ones from the grocery store will do just fine! It’s quick and easy.
6. Pack Breakables in Towels and Clothes
Avoid using excess space taken up by bubble wrap and use items you’re already planning on packing. Blankets, towels, and clothing make excellent protectors.
7. Hire a Cleaner
You’ll need to leave your old place spick and span before leaving. Hire a cleaner to save yourself some much-needed time.
8. Love It or List It
Sell unwanted items to limit the items you have to move. As an added bonus, you’ll make some extra cash to help pay for moving costs.
9. Keep It Light
When you’re moving tons of stuff, heavy boxes can tire you out quickly. Pack more boxes with less in them to make the moving process easier.
10. Make Use of Movers
Movers are honestly a godsend. Let them do all the heavy lifting so you can focus on everything you need to get ready before uprooting to a new place.
11. Snap a Pic
Technologically uninclined? Make sure to document how to reattach your electronics to their cables so you don’t spend hours upon hours trying to figure out how to hook up your TV.
12. Call on Your Friends
Do your friends owe you a favour? Now’s the perfect time to cash in. Moving moves a lot more smoothly when there are multiple bodies to divvy out the work.
13. Renters Beware
Make sure you always take before and after move-in/out photos if you’re renting. This way you can avoid any landlords who are trying to scam you out of your deposit.
14. Clear Out Your Fridge
Avoid food waste by limiting grocery shopping before the move. Try to avoid buying anything and focus on clearing out your fridge—get creative with some new recipes.
15. Inform Companies of Your Move
Make sure people know where to find you! Change your address with Canada post and your provincial governing agency. You’ll also want to call up your bank and your regular bill providers (internet, hydro, etc.) to let them know of the switch.