Imagine living in a place where almost 5% of the population moves on one day? This is what happens every year in the province of Quebec. July 1, Canada Day, happens to also be Moving Day in Quebec. Colossal moving days notwithstanding, fair weather moves are always preferable and the summer remains a popular moving time. Thanks to 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Quebec franchise partners, here are 5 tips to help make your moving day smooth and efficient!
1. Make a checklist
Writing a list of everything you have to do allow you to identify the priorities that need attention before, during and after the move. A checklist gives you a clear overview of everything that has to be done and ensures you don’t forget any critical steps.
2. Reserve your moving company
Making a reservation with a moving company a few weeks ahead of time is essential if you want to make sure one will be available when you need it. This will avoid nasty surprises and extra costs related to last-minute bookings!
3. Pack boxes efficiently
Labeling each box with the name of the room it is going to in your new home, along with a description of its contents will help you unpack and get settled faster. Two very efficient ways of identifying the destination of the different boxes is to number or colour-code them.
4. Prepare your new home in advance
Fixing up your new home beforehand can be very helpful and will save endless amounts of time! Taking care of any repairs that need doing, painting, cleaning, and major installations before you move in, wherever possible, will ensure the space is clear and ready to received your numerous possessions.
5. Gather your supplies
Being well-equipped will help you pack more efficiently and save you hassles on the day of the move. Stock up on the things you will need, such as a dolly, packing tape, scissors, and a ladder, to make your move easier and less stressful.
Finally, every move is a great opportunity to get rid of items you no longer need or use. To reduce the amount of things you will have to move, sorting through them before the big day is essential. Remember to recycle and donate to charity wherever possible. Consult the professionals at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? so you don’t have to if you need assistance clearing out the junk! Happy Moving!