Moving your home is a stressful and costly process. When it comes to working with professional moving companies, Burnaby residents can streamline the process with some smart hacks for planning, preparing, and packing more efficiently to save time and hassles at every stage of moving!
Decide What You Really Need To Move
No one likes to think about the prospect of getting rid of some of their worldly goods, but when you’re planning a residential move, it makes good sense to take stock of what you will realistically need and use in your new home, and to evaluate items that may cost more to move than to simply replace later.
Start with a plan for how your furniture will be placed in your new home. Make sure everything you’re considering moving fits physically, but also fits in with the style you want to create in your new space. Think about the age and condition of your furniture, too. If it’s going to need to be replaced in the next couple of years anyway, keep in mind that if you pay to move it, then replace it shortly afterward, you’ve effectively raised the cost of the replacement by the amount you spend on moving those pieces.
Likewise, think about your appliances, small electrics, and other household goods. If they’re nearing the end of their useful life, it may not be worth moving them. Another smart place to cut down on what you’re packing and moving is consumable and low-cost items. Sure, each one doesn’t take up much space, but most households have several boxes full of these things that would be cheap and easy to replace later.
Pack With What You’re Moving Anyway
Before you rip into bundles of expensive packing materials like bubble and foam wrap, or even packing paper, take stock of what you’re moving that could double as packing material: Bed and table linens; kitchen, bath, and beach towels; and clothing items like tees, sweaters, sweatshirts, and winter gear like parkas, hats, and mufflers. Even socks make good packing materials for small, fragile items.
Mountain Movers Stands Out Among Moving Companies In Burnaby
Mountain Movers was recently awarded Homestar’s “Best of the Year” for moving companies. Burnaby households trust us to deliver the contents of their homes safely, on time, and on budget. Contact us for a free estimate, and we’ll make sure you have the most stress-free move possible!