COVID-19 has had an unintended effect on where people live. That is, more Canadians are moving amidst the global pandemic. If you’re among the Canadians considering a move, you have a lot of preparation ahead. Beyond finding your perfect place, you need a moving checklist that makes relocating a breeze.
With just a few moving tips, you can make your move a whole lot less stressful. These are items that are often overlooked but essential to making a smooth transition.
Keep reading for the only moving advice you’ll ever need.
Before Leaving Your Current Home
This moving checklist starts before you even leave your current home. In the final week before moving, you’ll want to disconnect your internet and cable and return any boxes, remotes, or routers. You should also think about monthly subscriptions or memberships that need to be canceled or you’ll end up paying for services you’re not receiving.
Changing your address is an important and easy step, too. Simply logon to USPS.com to change your address and choose the date you’ll start receiving mail at your new address. You can ask a neighbor or your landlord to forward any mail that gets sent to your old home to ensure you don’t miss anything important.
Speaking of landlords, you’ll want to schedule a final inspection if you’re a renter. If all goes well, you should get your security deposit back in full.
Figuring Out How to Move
Probably one of the most important questions you’ll need to ask yourself is whether you’ll be doing all the packing and moving or if you’re hiring professional movers. This will be highly dependent on your moving budget because local movers cost more than DIY. On the flipside, they also save you time and a lot of work.
If you decide to hire movers to make the move easier, check that they’re licensed and insured. You should ask any and all questions you have before making a final decision. That includes any questions about cancellation policies, liability coverage, and estimates.
Packing your items properly will make unpacking that much easier. Start with packing non-essential items and seasonal items first (i.e. winter jackets, books, and knick-knacks). Essential items like toiletries, prescriptions, and work clothes should be left until the last day and placed in a box that you can easily locate when you arrive.
All of your boxes should be clearly labeled. If you have any items you don’t want, you can consider selling them or donating them.
Get Yourself Connected
Don’t wait until you’ve moved into your new home to start thinking about getting connected. Things like cable and the internet will require you to make an appointment so think about making one for the days following your move.
Of course, entertainment isn’t the only consideration here. You also need to get utilities setup so that you have power and water upon arrival.
Let Us Take Care of Your Moving Checklist
The above moving checklist starts before you ever leave your home. You’ll need to think about things like tying up loose ends where you live now, getting connected in your new place, and all the packing and hiring in between.
But if you want to make life easier, let us handle the heavy lifting of your moving checklist for you. Start by getting a free quote today.