Relocating to a new home and locality represents a fresh beginning for you and your family. While this can be an exciting experience, it can also become increasingly stressful if you haven’t planned everything and you see the moving date coming closer. If you fail to plan ahead of time, moving can quickly become extremely daunting, everything from finding a new home that suits your needs to adjusting and enjoying your new locality to moving your belongings safely.
To help you out when you are planning your move, here is a compilation of some challenges that you can potentially be facing at the time of your move and the ways you can solve them.
Unorganized belongings and clutter
Packing is one of the most grueling and time-consuming parts of a move, and it’s even harder to accomplish with lots of clutter and if your belongings are unorganized. Reducing clutter and scrapping the stuff that you don’t need in advance would help you move more efficiently. Your packers will also find it easier to pack your belongings if they have been organized and segregated. It is best to keep fragile items separately so that your movers know that they need to utilize extra packing materials and provide enough protection.
It is also important to keep your new home in mind too. If you are downsizing, you would want
to reduce the belongings you take to your new home. Also, bringing everything to your new
home will take up space that could have been utilized for better purposes.
We recommend that prior to moving you set aside time specifically for sorting your possessions into three major groups – keep, donate, and trash. If there are any belongings that you are unable to bring to your new home but still wish to keep, you can opt for storage services. A reputable mover would be able to provide you with safe and secure storage. Such belongings can be the ones that have occasional use or have sentimental value.
An unexpected & unplanned move
Be it because of the unexpectedness of the move or postponement, failing to plan the relocation can result in a lot of trouble later. Imagine that you are low on time, you most likely will not be
able to arrange your schedule and take on tasks like packing and unpacking yourself. You also won’t be able to organize your belongings, nor will you be able to get rid of the things you don’t want to carry along or you want to store in a facility.
We recommend that once you come to know that you are moving or decide that you have to move, and you have a date, even a tentative one, you should begin planning. Your first step should be contacting a reputed mover. A trusted mover could possibly provide you with the assistance that you need even on short notice. They will be able to help you in everything from planning your move to packing and sorting your belongings.
Your mover, if experienced, will also assist you in making a timetable or providing you with a checklist of what you need to finish before the day of moving. This includes packing, and decluttering, among several other things.
Lost or damaged stuff
Many people after moving find some of their belongings damaged or missing. This is generally the result of carelessness at the time of packing or transport. You might overlook belongings that need special packaging. Among the common examples are chandeliers, computers, lamps, dishes, mirrors, LED TVs, and art pieces.
One of the simplest ways to keep your belongings from getting damaged is to let the movers become aware of the belongings that need special packaging or handling. This can be through an organized inventory list and by labelling boxes on how to properly handle them. For example, Fragile or This Side Up, etc.
When packing yourself, it is wise to develop an organized inventory system to allow you to track where something is kept without going through every single moving box. To do this, begin by labelling the boxes according to their contents. You can even colour-code or number-code these containers depending on where they are supposed to go in your new home.
A reputable and trusted mover will do an in-person survey and make a list of everything that needs to be transported. This will allow them to be ready in advance and bring equipment and
tools that make moving such things safer and more accessible.
The best movers also make sure that your belongings are safe by wrapping breakables in bubble wrap and ensure that the boxes are properly sealed so that nothing falls out of them while being carried to and from.
For big pieces of furniture, having the corners covered can keep them from getting damaged. In addition, movers will have to make sure that heavy items are separated from breakables inside the moving truck.
For all these things, and for ensuring that none of your belongings go missing, you can call upon the trustworthy movers of the Greater Toronto Area, Tippet Richardson who have done this for
nearly a century!
Not enough packing material
This is a concern that is far too common in families that relocate. This problem ensues from underestimating the time left before the move and the number of things to be packed.
Best movers will have a moving consultant visit your home to see the number of things that need to be packed for an estimate. When this exercise takes place, listen to their advice regarding the
number of packing materials you would need if you are planning to do it yourself, you can also purchase packing materials from your mover. However, we recommend leaving the packing to professionals.
Plan your move to the last detail
Planning and preparing in advance of the date of your relocation is the best approach to reduce the stress that often comes with it. If possible, keep your move as arranged as possible to ensure that your belongings get to the new place safely and securely and on time.
If you want to make your move stress free, you can always count on the experienced and trusted mover – Tippet Richardson. Since 1927, we have been helping people of every age group to relocate with ease in Canada and United States and across the world. Contact us today at 416-292-4555!