Moving into your first home is always exciting. You are all ready to start a new and bright chapter of your life and are expecting everything to be perfect. Well, we don’t mean to scare you, but before you start enjoying your new home, you have to handle the stress of moving.
There is just so much that you have to do before and during the move. Now, if you are freaking out a little, don’t worry, you are not the only one who feels like that. Besides, fortunately, there is always help available. For starters, you can check out the moving to Canada checklist available with Little Orange Trucks. Also, you can go through the reviews of Canadian moving companies available with them.
To help you plan and start your move, here we have a handy guide for you. Keep on reading to know how you can successfully move into your first home…
Where and how to start?
First of all, start considering any minor repair work or renovation needed at the new house. If you are not going to do it yourself, go through the list of service providers and hire the most reputed and experienced ones. Even if it is just about painting the house, plan it and try to finish the job before moving.
Moving by yourself
If you are not intending to hire any moving company, you will surely need to call in a lot of favors. Consider inviting your friends and family to help. Get all the necessary supplies like boxes, tapes, bubble wrap, marker pens, etc. Try to divide your belongings, preferably room-wise, and priority-wise (what will you need immediately after moving and what not).
Next, arrange a moving truck. You can hire one easily, but do ask yourself the questions mentioned below before renting one.
- What items will be transported via truck?
- What is the travel distance and time?
- Will I be able to drive a moving truck with the license I have?
Once you are all packed and have even arranged the transport, the last thing you should be thinking about is safety. On moving day, you will be in rush for sure, this means over-looking safety measures. To ensure a safe, smooth, and accident-free move, keep the following points in mind:
- Wear non-slip shoes and gloves all the time
- Clear the area where everyone is supposed to be walking continuously
- Be very careful while moving heavy boxes and fragile items
Hiring professional movers
Well, if you are considering the idea of hiring professional movers, then there is not much to worry about. These professionals have handled hundreds of moves and thus are experienced enough to tackle yours without any issues.
However, there are a few items that movers don’t pack for you. These items usually include –
- Valuables like cash, jewelry, and family photos
- Collections of coins and stamps
- Legal documents like wills and bonds
- Hazardous items like gasoline, lighter fluid, fireworks, etc.
- Perishable food items
So, there you go. even if you are not 100 perfect clear about how and what to do, you at least now know where and how to start. So, start with making a perfect plan, and execution will be super easy.