Last-Minute To-Dos Before You Move

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Moving day is finally here! You’ve got your packing supplies and the moving company booked, you’ve called Moving and Storage Canada to help you out, and you’ve scheduled a new delivery of utilities. You’re ready to go… but before you do, there are a few little things you might want to check off your list. There is always something more that you can do. So, we wrote an article about some last-minute to-dos before you move. We hope it will help you not to forget everything you need to take care of!

Make a list and have a plan

Moving can be overwhelming, especially when you are living in a big family. There is a number of things you need to do and take care of before you actually start moving. That’s why condo movers Toronto recommends that you make a list and plan ahead. Make a list of items that need to be packed or moved. You can use a checklist or even just a piece of paper with all the tasks written down. This will help keep you organized and make sure nothing gets left behind!

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Having a plan and following it is an essential thing when moving

Take care of all your important documents

Something that you and your family members need to take special care of is your documents. Moving is stressful, especially when you move alone. And you can easily lose some items during the whole process. You do not want this to happen to your documents. So, make sure all of your important documents—passports, licenses, and financial information are in one place. So they don’t get lost during the move. What is more, you can even get copies of all your important documents. You can scan them in high resolution and save them somewhere safe online. If anything happens to those original documents (and it will), this will be the backup plan so you don’t have to go through the hassle of getting new ones! And also, you can back them up online, using Google Drive or Dropbox.

Declutter before the move

Get rid of unnecessary stuff that’s cluttering up your home or apartment. Don’t forget about the little things. Like those random pieces of jewelry that have been sitting in your jewelry box for years! It’s not worth the risk of losing them during the move; just throw them out! Clean out cabinets, drawers, and closets so they’re free from clutter and everything has its proper place. This will make unpacking after your move much easier! If all this seems like too much of a job for you, we suggest hiring moving companies Toronto based. They provide all kinds of services and you will be glad you reached out to them!

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Decluttering can save a lot of time when moving

Plan out tasks for after the move

When we are moving, we often do not think about the time after the move. We are too preoccupied with moving and packing, and we forget about the tasks we need to do in our new home. And there are many of them. So, a last-minute task that you can do before the move is to plan out tasks for after the move. For example: if your water heater was leaking before the move and needs replacement, schedule a plumber appointment now. This way they can install it as soon as possible after your furniture is set up. Also, if there are any appliances or fixtures that need replacing due to wear and tear during the last few years (like a carpet or stove), consider buying those before moving day. So that they’re ready for installation once everything is complete. If you need a place for storing these new appliances and things, contact movers Oshawa. They can help you out with renting a storage unit which will be a great idea.

Get your accounts in order

Once you move to another city or country, you will have a new address. Along with that, you will have another internet provider, telephone provider, and so on. So, before you move, make sure your bill payer information is up-to-date! This might seem obvious, but it’s easy to forget in the middle of moving chaos. Call up your utilities, internet provider, and all your other bills, and make sure your accounts are in order.  Also, find out if there are any fees associated with closing an account, such as a deposit or cancellation fee. Some utilities may require that you pay for the time remaining on your contract. Others may not have a set fee but may charge extra for early termination

Another useful thing is to do a little research and get familiar with the providers you will be able to choose from in your new place. But first, make sure you know where your account information is located so you can provide it to your new utility provider. Ideally, this includes account numbers and other relevant contact information for contacting customer service for each provider.

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Before you move, make sure your account is in order

Put essential items in separate boxes

When it comes to packing, pay attention to packing some essential things that you will need during the moving day. This is especially important if you have kids. Pack up all your essentials (clothes, toiletries, snacks, etc.) into labeled boxes so they won’t get lost or mixed up during the move process. This includes any medications or medical devices you may use regularly such as crutches or braces for injured limbs/spine injuries. If you have kids or pets, do not forget to pack them some snacks and water. Remember this is an overwhelming experience for them too!

Rent a storage unit

If there are any items that can’t be moved easily because they’re too heavy or bulky then consider renting a storage unit nearby. Many moving companies offer different kinds of storage units for rent. In case you are on a budget, you can ask your family members or friends if they have space for these items. They can help you out and take care of your items until after everything settles down into place after moving day has passed.

 

 

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