Preparing for Your Move the Right Way

Are you going to be moving sometime in the near future? You want to make sure that you can make your move as easy as possible, and that you take care of all of the other tasks that will be required to ensure you are truly ready to move on. These are some things that many people forget about or put off, and then it comes back to haunt them. Fortunately, there are professionals who can help you get the assistance you need to make sure that your move is as smooth as it can possibly be. This is true whether you are moving across town or from one side of Canada to the other.

Before you start the moving process, you need to think about everything that you will need from start to finish. Let’s look at the most important steps to prepare for your move.

Out with the Old

The first thing you have to do is make sure that you are hauling with you as little as possible. This is one of the areas where many people have trouble. They develop too many attachments to things that they do not need and that are no longer useful. At this stage, it is important that you take the time to go through all of the belongings that you are considering taking with you. Think about what you will actually need and do not take items that are not going to be used. The items that you don’t want to haul can be given away or donated or thrown away in some cases. They could even be sold.

The Packing and Moving

The packing and moving part is what most people think about when it comes to the big move, and that makes sense. You will need to make sure that you have packed and labeled all of your boxes properly whether you will be hauling them in a rented truck or you hire someone who can do it for you. Proper labeling will make the process of unpacking much easier for you. It also helps to know where the fragile items are located. Hiring a professional to take care of the actual moving of the boxes that are packed will truly help to lighten your load.


Here is something that people do not like to think about when they are moving out of a property. It needs to be cleaned, and it needs to be thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom. Those who are worried that they might not be able to have the time, the energy, or the skill to clean the property the right way might want to hire some professionals who can take care of it for them. This way, you can be sure that the unit or house is in good condition before you leave. It could mean the difference between getting a deposit back or not.


Along the same lines, something else that you will want to consider when you are moving out of a property is whether it should be painted when you leave. Typically, this will depend on the condition of the property. Sometimes, it might need some paint, and other times it won’t. If it does, this is going to take time and energy that you probably do not have at this point, just like cleaning. Again, you might be better suited to having a professional that can come in and provide a fresh coat of paint or two for you.

If you are going to be moving into a new home, and you aren’t thrilled with the paint choice of the previous owners, then you might also want to hire a painter for the new place. Having that taken care of before you arrive will make a big difference. It means that you can get things put away right away without needing to take care of the painting.


What if you had some items that you want to take with you to the new place, but you won’t have room for them? One of the best things to do is to get a storage unit. One of these units will let you keep your old collection of comics or baseball cards or even your motorcycle in a location where you can still access it, but it is out of the way. You might also need storage if you are downsizing to a smaller location, but you still have items and furnishings that you like and can’t bear to part with.

Find a good storage unit that will be in the area of your property, so that it will never be more than a short drive to your belongings.

The Utilities

It can be a pain to try to figure out exactly when you will no longer need utilities in your old place and when you need them turned on at the new place. More than likely, there will be some crossover. Try to get it down to within a few days, though. Just make sure that you don’t forget. Not having service when you first move into a place is never fun. Depending on the service and how far you will be moving, you might simply be able to have the utilities transferred to the new place.

Get the Help You Need

As you can see, the right professionals can make it easier to move and to take care of all of the other work that goes into finally leaving a property. We make things even easier by allowing you to find and compare moving estimates, find painters, cleaners, and more. If you are worried that you can’t take care of it all on your own, be willing to hire professionals who can help you. Best of all, we can help to ensure that you are working with the best professionals in all of the areas mentioned above, and more. It makes more sense to work with us rather than just hiring a moving company on your own.

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Moving Tip

  • Get rid of the junk! Get rid of anything you don’t need or want, it will make packing that much easier and save you money.The more stuff you have will increase the time and or weight of the move and will cost you more money!
  • Do not move jewelry, money, coin collections, etc. Keep these items in your possession.
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