Start Planning Your Move to Toronto Sooner Rather than Later

So, you are about to embark on one of the best experiences a person can have in their life. You are going to pack everything up, load up a truck, sweat, break things by mistake, and move all the way to Toronto. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Of course, you probably realize that we’re being a bit sarcastic. Moving tends to be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. It is not something that people like to do at all, and that certainly includes the friends you were hoping to have helped you move all of those boxes.

Suddenly, all of your best pals become ninjas, vanishing into a puff of smoke the moment you mention that you will need some help along the way on your move.

Fortunately, there are some tips that can help you with the move. Keep these in mind when you are planning, and things can go a bit easier for you.

Don’t Procrastinate

This is one of the biggest mistakes that people make, not only in moving but in just about every aspect of their lives.

If there is something they don’t want to do, they tend to find ways to keep on putting it offer until the last minute. After all, those new Netflix shows are not going to watch themselves. Of course, if you are putting all of the aspects of moving off until later, it will catch up with you.

Before you know it, moving day will be right around the corner and you will be no closer to being prepared than you were a few weeks ago.

The best course of action, even though people might not want to hear it, is to just start planning as soon as you know about the move. Don’t worry; you can start out small and work your way up.

Let’s look at what you need to do.

Have a Plan

Once you have committed to not procrastinating, you can then move on to what is the next most important element – having a plan for moving. This means you will want to put together a basic plan that includes everything you need to do when you are getting ready for the move.

Make sure that you have set updates for turning off utilities in the old place and turning utilities on in the new place, for example. You need to make sure you know the route to your new place, and the date you will need to arrive.

Once you have the “big picture” stuff added to the plan, you can start to plan for the actual packing. Your plan should include starting to pack early and packing up all of the items that you are not going to need from now until you move into the new place.

For example, if summer is approaching, you would probably be safe to pack up all of your winter gear. As the weeks pass and the date of the move gets closer, you can add more items to be packed.

Pack up some boxes each week. This way, you will not feel entirely overwhelmed at the last minute.

By packing away a few boxes each week, it will reduce the stress and it can help to spread out the load of work.

Label Your Boxes the Right Way

Here’s one of the best tips you will find, and it is one that most people end up being too lazy to follow.

When you are packing up your boxes, you need to label them. Of course, most people already think they know this. They will label the box as “kitchen” or “bathroom” for example. However, you need to go a bit further if you want to make your move easier.

Make sure that you label the box with all of the items that are inside. This way, when you are moving into your new place, and you need to have that can opener before you have everything unpacked, you can just look at the labels on the box and find the right one. This means you won’t have to go through half a dozen of your kitchen boxes just to find it.

While we are on the same subject, it is important to make sure that you keep items for certain rooms together, as this makes them easier to find. You don’t want bedroom items or kitchen items to be mingled with the bathroom items.

When you take care of your labeling, it will make the move much easier.

Find Some Help Along the Way

The prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, but you can help to make things much easier on yourself when you choose to get some help.

Take the time to find and compare moving estimates from companies that could help you with the move. When you are looking at the various companies, check to see what types of services they have available.

Do they offer help with long distance moving? Can they pack up the truck for you and haul everything all the way to Toronto or Edmonton, or wherever else you might be moving? Does the company offer services for cleaning, painting, or junk removal?

It’s often nice to have just one company that can take care of everything for you, so keep that in mind when you are searching.

The one thing that you don’t want to do, even with the tips above that will help you get ready for the move, is to try to do it all on your own.

This is a big job, and you will want to have some help along the way.

With some simple tips, and by making sure you do not let procrastination get the better of you, it should be possible to make your move quite a bit easier.

Whether you have to move to Vancouver to Toronto or vice versa, the sooner you get started the better off you will be.

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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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