Everyone moves to a new home at least once in their life. Although the moving process is a common occurrence, most people still struggle with moving in a stress-free orderly manner. The following tips will help people who are planning for an upcoming move handle the packing process more efficiently in the interest of having everything under control when the Toronto movers arrive.
1. Start Early
Many people make the mistake of getting started on packing the weekend before a move. As a general rule of thumb, the packing process should never be viewed as “just packing.” The moving process is the best opportunity to get a clean start by paring down their household items and only bringing along the items they need and want at their new location.
Most people will also need to clean the dwelling they are leaving prior to turning over the keys. The packing process can get messy; therefore, it is always better to clean after all the packing is done.
2. Use the Opportunity to Purge Excess Household Items
A move is an opportunity for a fresh start. People tend to accumulate more and more items over the course of living in the same place for one year or longer. When most households accumulate new items, they often place items they no longer wish to use out of sight in the back of cabinets, on high selves, and tucked away in closets.
The packing process often unveils items most people have likely forgotten about a long time ago. Allowing enough time to pack can allow household members to evaluate their belongings and determine whether they realistically would like to pay to pack and move all of their items from the current home to the next.
3. Order Packing Supplies Early
Determining how many boxes, tape, and wrapping paper a packing job will need can be difficult for the average person to assess beforehand. Planning ahead allows people to avoid being forced to make last-minute runs for packing supplies at the nearby store that may not offer the best pricing.
Discussing packing needs with the moving company may also lead to savings as many moving companies also sell packing supplies and are able to help customers assess their supply needs.
4. Ask For Help
People have jobs, families to take care of, and social responsibilities. Therefore, it is common to feel overwhelmed by the cumbersome task of packing. Many movers also offer packing service to help take the pain and inconvenience out of the moving process.
Nevertheless, if people choose to do their own packing, the key to keeping the process stress-free is to plan ahead and to divide the process into actionable steps.