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There are many things to consider when moving. The key to a successful household move is timely preparation, taking into account any problems that may arise. This ensures that nothing really goes wrong and the move goes smoothly. Therefore, an early organization is essential. The success of the move stands and falls with the preparation in advance. Create a plan and ensure a stress-free household move. In order to actively support you in planning, we have prepared these 5 steps for you, which will help you to move successfully.

Step 1: Select a moving company

Once you have decided how you want to carry out your move, you should immediately start looking for helpers or Ottawa moving company. Especially friends and acquaintances rarely all have time on the same day, so you can never count on all of them. The earlier you announce the date, the better your chances are that many people will have time. Even if you decide to use a moving company, you should look for one early on and place a firm order, because even moving companies can have a full schedule. The most important question is whether you organize the move privately or you want to hire professionals.

Step 2: Pack your household goods early

Start packing the moving boxes a few weeks before a move. This will give you enough time to dispose of items that are no longer needed, such as clothes and furniture. If you choose moving companies Gatineau that specializes in this subject you will handle move smoothly and quickly. Properly packed is half of a successful move. Number the moving boxes through or label them according to room or use. This way you avoid chaos on the day of a move and the boxes can be deposited in the right place.


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The key to a successful household move is packing early

Dispose of items you no longer need

As soon as you start packing, you will soon notice that you don’t need many things anymore and do not want to take them into your new home. However, disposing of these things during the move is very time-consuming and you should not wait so long. A move is an excellent time to get rid of all the things that have accumulated over the years, but which are actually no longer needed. Be strict with yourself when mucking out and proceed systematically. Even if mucking out is exhausting at first, you will feel freer afterward. And remember every piece you clean out you don’t have to move. This saves time, money, and nerves. A good resolution is to clean out the mess before packing! Then you have to carry less.

Step 3: Protect your furniture and household goods

Disassemble and label cabinets and racks, shelves, and drawers. Store and label screws and connections in a small plastic bag. Close drawers and doors that are not dismantled with adhesive tape. Protect table and table legs from scratches with corrugated paper. Cover furniture with cloths. If you want to dispose of larger pieces of furniture, you can either take them directly to the recycling yard or you can apply for bulky waste – in this case, you will be assured of a date on which your bulky goods will be collected. 

Disassemble as much furniture as possible before the day of the move!

Consider hiring a moving company for a successful household move

You can hire a moving company that would not only transport your belongings but also loads and unload them. Alternatively, you could rent a transporter and transport the furniture yourself. If you want to save your self the stress then leave the work to the professionals. Plan in good time the transport of difficult to transport objects. This refers to particularly bulky, valuable, fragile, or very heavy furniture or paintings/pictures. You want to be absolutely sure that your valuable belonging will be safely transported. A large sofa can be transported with friends, but for a grand piano, you should get professional help!

You should also pay attention to the following:

Step 4:Use up your supplies

Start using up your food. If you have time before you move, start emptying your kitchen cabinets, freezer, and refrigerator. If there is no time left to use up or you have not been able to use up everything you can also donate the remaining food to those in need. In all big cities, there are usually charitable associations. Do research on the Internet. If there is enough space and it makes sense, you can move the rest with you. If your move is overseas, inform yourself. Often there are strict rules when you are moving oversea. There are regular restrictions, especially on taking alcohol with you. So if you plan to move your beloved wine cellar, inform yourself well in advance.

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You can also give usable food to friends or neighbors

Step 5: Create a “contact list”

Make a list of all companies, organizations, and people you need to contact during the move. This will make your moving day easier. When you move, you will have to notify many different agencies. For example, you will have to report your new place of residence to the authorities, but you will also have to inform the Internet & telephone providers, electricity companies, etc. If you don’t want to get problems afterward, you have to inform many different authorities. Start creating your contact list as soon as you know that you are moving and expand it bit by bit. You will always come up with new to-dos.

We hope these 5 steps will help you and we hope you will have a successful household move.