MOVING TIPS

Looking for moving and packing advice from the experts? You’re in luck! We’ve spent more than ten years collecting tips and tricks to save you money and improve your moving experience!     

Moving Tips

  • Make your reservations for movers two to four weeks before your move day.

  • For large appliances its best to let us know before hand so the movers are prepared ! The day before your move defrost the fridge or freezer and drain the washing machine !

  • To save yourself money, having boxes in one room closest to the door for the movers to grab from also creates a faster job! 

  • Label your boxes !!At the unload to save you money its much easier for the movers to read a label rather than have to ask a customer every time they bring in a new item! This creates the most efficient system! 

  • By law, a moving company can’t transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases (propane tanks, etc.) and other flammables, firearms, ammunition, or explosives.

  • Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing added to the truck.

  • Clean out closets, the attic, and the basement as soon as you decide it’s time to move.

  • Make a “survival closet” of things for the last cleanup before you move out – broom, dust cloth, dust pan, mop.

  • Another great money saving tip is to dissemble the bed frames! We have no problem doing it for you but it can save time and therefore money for the customer! 

  • Schedule disconnect times for about a week before your move day -- you don’t want to have to pay for cable, phone and utilities when you aren’t even there!

  • Take time to say goodbye to friends and neighbours before your busy move day.

  • If you are depending on friends and family to help you move, have a back-up plan if they don’t show.

 

Packing tips for moving

  • Use the right size boxes

  • Put heavy items, like books, in small boxes; light items, like linens and pillows, in bigger ones. (Large boxes packed with heavy items are a common complaint of professional movers. They not only make the job harder but also have a better chance of breaking.)

  • Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top

  • Pack heavier boxes first, toward the front of the truck, for balance.

  • Don’t leave empty spaces in the boxes

  • Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.

  • It will make your packing quicker and your unpacking a lot easier, too.

  • Label each box with the room it’s destined for and a description of its contents

  • This will help you and your movers know where every box belongs in your new place. Numbering each box and keeping an inventory list in a small notebook is a good way to keep track of what you’ve packed―and to make sure you still have everything when you unpack.

  • Tape boxes well

  • Use a couple of pieces of tape to close the bottom and top seams, then use one of the movers’ techniques―making a couple of wraps all the way around the box’s top and bottom edges, where stress is concentrated.

  • Never wrap oil paintings in regular paper; it will stick. For pictures framed behind glass, make an X with masking tape across the glass to strengthen it and to hold it together if it shatters. Then wrap the pictures in paper or bubble wrap and put them in a frame box, with a piece of cardboard between each framed piece for protection.

  • Bundle breakables

  • As you pack your dishes, put packing paper around each one, then wrap bundles of five or six together with more paper. Pack dishes on their sides, never flat. And use plenty of bunched-up paper as padding above and below. Cups and bowls can be placed inside one another, with paper in between, and wrapped three or four in a bundle. Pack them all in dish-barrel boxes.