Moving to a new home can feel like a hassle any time of the year. But moving in the summertime can be exhausting and overwhelming when you have to deal with the hot and humid weather on top of all the moving chaos. And, the last thing you want is to end up with any broken or misplaced boxes when you arrive in your new home because you had an overheated tizzy during the packing stage. So before your moving date comes, make sure you keep your cool during your big move using these tips!
Give Your New Home a Pre-Clean
If it’s possible to get access to your new home a few days before your official move-in date, this can be really handy for getting some pre-clean action in before all of your belongings arrive. Plus, after the move, having to turn around and face the mess of cleaning, in addition to unpacking, can be enough to send you running towards the wine store. So why not try and make your life a little easier on the move in day by asking to get access a bit earlier to give your new place a scrub so that all you have to do is focus on unpacking.
Be Detailed When Labelling Boxes
Another important tip that can save you time and effort while allowing you to keep your cool during your big move is labelling your boxes clearly. Be specific with the items that are going into each box and don’t forget to add the room that they belong in. This may seem a bit over the top and tedious, but when you’re surrounded by 50 plus boxes with no space to walk, you’ll be thrilled when you can quickly glance and know where to place each box.
Give Yourself Plenty of Time
One of the main reasons why people get stressed out and flustered on moving day is because they left everything (or what feels like everything) to the last minute. Avoid becoming one of those last minute packers and give yourself plenty of time to get a head start on your packing and organizing. That way, you can slowly chip away at your items well ahead of schedule so you can kick back and have everything ready to go without the frantic stress.
Leave It to the Pros
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than being able to leave things to the pros. And moving out your entire house or apartment is definitely something that is always worth hiring someone to handle for you. Finding the time to take care of all the tasks involved can be challenging, especially when you have to deal with your hectic career or growing family. If this sounds like you, do yourself a big favour and hand it over to a reputable moving company like Ottawa Moving Logistics.
Whether you’re facing a residential or commercial move, we can take care of just about everything you need — including packing and unpacking too! Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can help make your move hassle-free!