You’ve researched, screened, and hired a professional moving company in Vancouver for your upcoming relocation. Now what? Your move date is swiftly approaching, and you’re beginning to feel stress and anxiety thinking about everything that needs to get done before then. The best way to overcome the dreaded “moving day frazzle” is to be prepared. Take a step-by-step approach to your relocation by following a few simple tips on how to handle your move after you’ve hired a professional moving company in Vancouver (and before you start packing).
Put Together A Checklist
It’s easy to forget key details when planning your move. Create a detailed checklist to keep you focused and prevent things from falling through the cracks. When creating your itemized list, go beyond the basics. Remind yourself of the more obscure things that need to occur with your move, such as getting a new license, rerouting your mail, and changing recurring bills.
We all accumulate lots (and lots and lots) of stuff in our lifetime. How much of it do you actually want to haul with you to your new home? The answer will determine how long you’ll need for packing. Carefully go through each room to get a rough idea of how much you can give away as well as an estimate of how long you’ll need to pack each space.
Begin The Purge
Whenever possible, purge before you pack. Start with the rooms you’ve already determined need the most time and systematically go through everything within the space. Remember, purge doesn’t have to mean, “throw it away and let it sit in a landfill for the rest of the eternity.” There are plenty of ways to ensure your items find a new home. You can give things directly to friends or donate them to a local daycare/charity/senior center. You can even hold a giant garage sale before your move to make a little spending money on the items you no longer use. Just be sure to put the garage sale on your moving checklist so you don’t forget to do it.
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