When you’re preparing your home and belongings to work with a Vancouver moving company, there are a few simple things you can do to help everything run more smoothly on both ends of your move, and cut your stress and costs in the process. Here are some helpful moving tips to make your move as smooth as possible.
Purge, Purge, Purge!
Start with things that have expiration dates: Food, spices, makeup, medicines. Attack closets and basement storage next. If someone hasn’t used or worn an item in the past year, give it to friends who can use it or donate it to charity. Don’t forget to purge the linen and coat closets, too! One other place where many households can slim down for a move is in space-eating, low-cost items like boxes of coffee filters, tea bags or hot cocoa. If you can easily replace something for little cost, it’s probably not worth paying to pack and move.
Again, since you’re paying for space and boxes for everything you move, you should think about what’s actually in those boxes. Large, empty items like cookware, mixing bowls, baking pans, vases can be packed with smaller items like jars of spices, jewelry rolled up in towels or plastic wrap, office supplies, or a million other things. Think about what you’re moving that could serve as packing materials.
For example, you can pack dishes in t-shirts and sweaters. Parkas work well to fill the empty space in boxes with heavy, awkward items like ceramic or glass bowls. You can pack glasses and stemware in socks, and use towels and bedding to protect framed pictures or any other fragile items. Rolls of toilet paper or paper towels, or medium-sized Ziploc bags filled with paper napkins also make good packing materials.
Chose The Right Vancouver Moving Company
Mountain Movers is a Vancouver moving company that has earned its reputation for reliable service, honesty, and efficiency through years of safely moving people’s belongings in to their new homes. Give us a call or contact us online for a quote, and rest assured you can count on our estimators to give you an accurate estimate with no hidden fees.