Are you moving to a studio apartment soon, but you’re not quite sure what to do with your items? Maybe you’re confused as to how your furniture will pass through the narrow hallways. Don’t worry – Moving and Storage Ottawa is here to help you navigate the transition. Downsizing always seems restricting and stressful, but the reality can be different. With good planning and enough time, you’ll be able to execute moving to a studio apartment without stress or inconvenience. To find out how to do exactly that, keep on reading!

To successfully move to a studio apartment, get organized

The first step to transitioning into a smaller space is to make an inventory. It seems like an unnecessary step in an already restricted time frame. If you don’t have enough time to make lists before getting down to work, you should consider turning to local movers in Ottawa. Don’t underestimate how easy the move is going to be once you make the list. You’ll know exactly what you need to do, and in case you feel overwhelmed, you just need to take one look at the list to calm down. Knowing you’ve done everything you can to organize your move will make the stressful times less stressful. 

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Declutter to free the space before moving to a studio apartment

Decluttering is the process of getting rid of items that you’ve gathered over the years in your apartment. Those items can be furniture, or simply glasses that you don’t need anymore. When you begin your relocation process, you’ll likely be overwhelmed with the number of items. If you’re moving to a studio apartment, you should declutter to bring fewer items into your new place. The fewer items you have, the easier your organization will be once you’ve moved. To declutter, sell the items on the internet or donate them – but make sure that you get rid of all the big items that you don’t need because they will add a lot to your moving bill. 

Think about furniture arrangement and sell big furniture pieces, but smaller

Before you move, compare the blueprints. Try to think of the furniture arrangement before you’ve moved. It will be way easier to tell movers where to place the items, and having to redo the whole furniture arrangement after already moving to a studio apartment isn’t easy. In the first case, the apartment is already empty, and in the second, it’s full of items. That’s why you should think about the furniture arrangement in advance. When you declutter, you can sell some of the big furniture pieces and use them to buy the ones that are more suitable for your studio apartment. 

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Pack your items well and label the boxes

When you go to a studio apartment, think about where you’d like to place your moving boxes. After you arrive, together with the movers, instruct them where to put the boxes. Localize the mess in one single room. You’ll be unpacking box by box, which is why you should take your time to label the boxes and sort the items into them. This is another one of the processes that you might think are unnecessary – but that’s just not true!

Think about renting storage if you’re downsizing

One of the best things that you can do for your apartment is to rent storage. The storage space should be of quality and temperature-controlled, especially if you can’t visit often and you plan on storing items for a long time. In the beginning, you might not be sure which items you want to get rid of. This will cause you to keep more items than your apartment can take. That’s when having a quality storage unit jumps in! If you want to switch the decorations, take out your second set of kitchen silverware, or simply get rid of some furniture pieces – just take them to your storage! 

Prepare to use every inch of space

Studio apartments need to be functional. When you’ve spent a little bit of time in the apartment and inspected it, whether it’s after or before the move, you’ll realize where the additional space that you hadn’t initially noticed is located. Those places are usually good candidates to get customized furniture pieces of furniture. That will allow you to use every inch of the space in your apartment. When you do so, it looks tidier, and you’ll have more space to store your items inside the apartment. It’s a win-win, except for the fact that it might have to wait for you to stabilize financially after the relocation.

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Moving to a studio apartment requires creativity

When you plan your moving to a studio apartment, don’t forget to measure all of the hallways, entrances, and angles. How to execute moving to a studio apartment:

  • Pack items in smaller boxes. That way you’re avoiding getting stuck with big ones, even if you need to go from the apartment to the truck more times. 
  • Invite friends and family to help you with packing and carrying, just remember to give them a heads-up a few weeks before the actual event takes place. 
  • Dismantle big furniture pieces and pack the parts in separate boxes.

Hire reliable movers

In the end, moving to a studio apartment can prove to be tricky. If that ends up being the case, don’t worry! Simply hire reliable, experienced movers to help you with your items. That way, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your items and belongings will reach the end destination promptly, and in perfect condition. Moreover, you’ll have more time to devote to your life outside of the relocation process. Another advantage of hiring professional movers is that they’ll think of all the little details that you might forget when it comes to measuring, and they’ll have the tools to deal with complex situations if they arise. That being said, keep in mind that we’re always at your disposal, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to execute a perfect relocation and move you into your studio apartment without any hassle!