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Some Helpful Tips to Make Your Moves Convenient

Moving or relocating can be extremely challenging if not planned and executed properly. Even the slightest misses can result in significant losses. Under such circumstances, you may require assistance from a locally-owned and operated moving business that has a detailed understanding of your area to ensure there are no misses at all. If you are in need of such professional movers, Anywhere Moving Inc can help.

 

Our family-owned business has compiled a list of tips that come in handy when you decide to move:

  • Spread your packing tasks over several weeks before the final moving day in case you are planning to do the packing all by yourself. 
     

  • Prepare a box of essentials which may include toiletries, a change of clothes, snacks, scissors, dish soaps, dishcloths, towels, cutlery, garbage bags, and important papers. 
     

  • Tape all the packed boxes on the top and assign them labels per your room placement at the new location.
     

  • Gather the small parts and screws from the disassembled furniture, label and put them in a plastic bag.

  • Don’t pack flammable items such as cleaning and corrosive fluids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, and paint or thinners. 
     

  • Defrost and clean your fridges along with emptying fuel from lamps, barbecues, lawnmowers and other power tools at your disposal site.
     

  • Notify all the pertinent government agencies, banks, water, telephone, gas, cable and internet providers of your move before your billing date. 
     

  • Transport your prized possessions such as jewelry, money and other valuables in your own vehicles.

Your Moving Checklist

For preparing a successful move - residential or commercial, use our convenient checklist given below:

1-2 Months Before the Move

  • Plan the method of your move to get cost estimates.

  • Acquire the required packing materials.

  • Prepare a transfer of records.

  • Plan connection of utilities at the new place.

  • Decide how you want to place furniture at the new place.

3-4 Weeks Before the Move

  • Finalize the method of your moving.

  • Prepare and label boxes as per usage and new room placement. 

  • Submit the change of address form online or at the post office.

  • Separate valuables that you’ll move yourself.

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1-2 Weeks Before the Move

  • Confirm your moving details and finalize the paperwork.

  • Schedule the cancellation subscription services like newspaper at your old place.

  • Schedule and chart out a plan of action for the day you’ll be moving.

Moving Day

  • Share your new contact information to the new residents for forwarding mails.

  • Walk through the rooms to ensure you don’t have anything left behind.

  • Check whether your movers have the correct new address.

Once You’ve Moved to Your New Place

  • Conduct a basic inspection and identify damages if any. 

  • Give directions to your movers about where to place your belongings. 

  • Clean your kitchen and vacuum the places where your furniture is to be placed.

  • Start assembling your beds and other disassembled furniture.

  • Begin unpacking your boxes and plastic bags starting from the kitchen.

Canada Post

Before you relocate to a new place, you need to inform several service providers/institutions about your change of location to avoid encountering any challenges. You can use Canada Post for assistance in sending your mail.