Preparing for a Move
Everyone who is moving in Mississauga and other cities across Canada will admit that moving is a stressful time. There is so much to do and the list seems endless. Getting organized is essential to controlling stress. The best way to accomplish this is to hire a professional moving company like Premiere Van Lines and leave all the work and coordination to them. Even if you are considering doing your own move there are some things you can do to make the move go smoother:
Do Your Research and Make Lists
Set up a schedule for your move especially if you are trying to move locally on your own. Break things down in moving stages:
In the pre-move stage, it’s important to decide what you plan to move and what you can sell, donate or discard. Why pay to move things you don’t want or need? If you are using a moving company a little purging will help reduce the moving cost. If you are doing your own move this will save you time loading and unloading your shipment.
Cancel pre-arranged Services
Cancel lawn and garden services, snow removal, subscriptions, internet, cable etc. Fill out a mail redirection card with your local post office. This can usually be done online.
Arrange for Utilities to be Disconnected and Reconnected
Contact your local utility companies to have heat and hydro disconnected at origin and connected at destination.
Finish Your Packing Prior to the Move
Packing for a move is time consuming and hard work. If you are doing your own packing, allow enough time to get the job completed by move day. Start early gathering packing supplies. Make sure you have good quality cartons in a variety of sizes to protect your possessions. Consider purchasing cartons from a professional moving company. Their materials are high quality and they have the right carton for every type of item. If time is an issue, consider having the mover pack some of your breakable items like china, crystal or collectibles.
List the room location and a general list of contents for each carton you pack. This will make it easier at the time of delivery and unpacking to know what cartons need to be unpacked first.
Arrange Your Moving Truck Well in Advance
This is especially important if you are moving in the busy summer season. Book your mover 6-8 weeks in advance. Doing your own move? Rental companies may not have the right size truck available for the dates you want if you haven’t reserved one well in advance. The same applies to reserving the dollies and other equipment you may need. You can avoid these problems by using a professional moving company like Premiere Van Lines. Premiere has a fleet of clean, modern trucks which are fully equipped.
Confirm Your Helpers
If you have asked family or friends to assist you with your move, make sure they will be available on your moving day. Remember they are risking the possibility of getting injured, they may be reluctant to participate in the move or may just get busy. By contrast, if you book your move with Premiere, they will assign a van operator and a crew to handle both the loading, delivery and unloading of your furniture and other items.
Plan to Unpack in Stages
Having a house full of cartons to unpack can be a daunting task. If you had marked your packed cartons with a general list of contents you can decide what to unpack first and what can wait a few days. With Premiere, you can arrange to have them unpack the mover packed cartons. This will make your life easier and less stressful as you settle into your new home.
For more information on moving with Premiere Van Lines and a free, no obligation quote contact us at 1-877-671-6683.