Monday, 30 June 2008

Moving Tips To Make Your LIfe Easier

(Not Just the Cats!)

By Eugene M. Smith

Moving has got to be one of the most stressful times I have ever experienced. Packing, cleaning, trying to remember everything. Moving is definitely not something I enjoyed doing, but the end result was well worth it. Moving into our first home was a proud moment.

One of the most tedious things to do is moving to another place. We must use all our efforts to relocate flawlessly: moving our stuffs, the cars, and arranging everything to the place of our destinations.
Yet, it would have been more burdensome if we did not use the help of a moving company.
Whether you are moving across the country, or just around the corner, there are some things you could do to make the job less stressful. And let us face it, the less stress and hassle, the happier you will be when you finally get to your destination.
It very stressful time, watching people walk around with boxes of your stuff and trampling through your home, dismantling everything that you have collected and crafted over the years. It can be a really sad time, but we are looking at this as a great opportunity and the next big chapter of our lives starting to unfold.

Here are some tips to help you make the move.

1. Make a list

You will be glad you did! Use a spiral notebook to keep track of all the boxes. Assign each box a letter that corresponds with the letter in your notebook. Then list contents in each box. Label each box clearly and precisely. Make your inscriptions clear and use big characters, so that not only you would be able to read what the box contains. The inscription: Red dishes is better than Miscellaneous Kitchen. Believe me this will undoubtedly help you to unpack your belongings when you reach your new house.

2. Have plenty of supplies

You will need lots of boxes, tape, markers, packing material, etc. Get more than you think you will need. This surely helps you to save your time, because you will not need to go and purchase missing supplies. If you run out of something in the middle of packing, you would not be happy, and you will waste time running around trying to buy more supplies. You can always take back, or get rid of, extra supplies after the move.

3. Utilize wardrobe boxes

Moving Services are happy to deliver boxes ahead of moving day. Find out how big the wardrobe boxes are and measure the clothes in your closets (including coat closets) and find out how many boxes you will need. You can also use wardrobe boxes to pack bulky items like comforters, blankets, and pillows. Do not pack them too heavy, though.

4. Colour coordinate

Assign a color for each room of the house and put a sticker beside each box letter so you will know which room of the house the box goes at a glance. This will help you to save your time not only before moving, but after moving also.

5. Pack ahead

Toronto Movers, Miracle Movers, encourages you to do as much as possible before moving day. Even though your moving company may be a full service moving company, you can save yourself a lot of money and time by packing things ahead of time and being organized.