June is the peak month for moving in Calgary, with June 30th and the following weekend being the busiest moving periods of the year. The heated real estate market in Calgary has created a high demand for self-storage while transitioning during a move as many people are moving during this time.
For some, moving can be one of the more stressful life events you go through. Here are some tips on how to ease some of the stress and make your move as stress-free as possible.
Plan your move well in advance
One of the easiest ways to remove stress from your move is to have everything planned well in advance. If you are going to be using a moving company, you should look at booking at least a month prior to your move. It is also a good idea to do your research when hiring a mover to make sure they are a reputable company with great reviews. If you are going to be moving without professional help, make sure you have a truck or trailer booked in advance that can accommodate your belongings. Also, make sure you have plenty of packing and moving supplies.
Create a moving checklist
When you put everything down on a piece of paper and make a checklist prior to the move, it gives you peace of mind that you will not forget to take care of anything. You should include creating a budget, confirming moving help or a moving company, packing each room, changing addresses, and transferring services over to your new home.
Consider removing some of your clutter
For the items you do not have room for in your new home, consider putting these in self-storage. There are secure and cost-effective small and medium-sized units in Calgary that can help for this very reason. Things you will not need anymore you can donate to a good cause or begin taking an inventory of to sell.
Use new boxes when packing your items
It is highly recommended to use new moving boxes rather than used boxes. Used boxes can be dirty and unsanitary. The last thing you need is your important belongings being exposed to insects or even chemicals depending on what the box was used for in the past. Old boxes also lose their strength and structural integrity over time as they travel over distances and are reused. You do not want a box to break during the middle of your move.
Colour coordinate your packing labels
One of the best tips to make your move go smoothly is to colour coordinate your boxes by putting a sticker label on each box. Kitchen items should be one colour and bedroom items a different colour. When you arrive at your new home, you know which boxes go with each room. This is very efficient and saves time opening boxes to see what is in each box once everything arrives at your new home.
Pack an essentials box
Have a box ready with all the essentials for when you take possession of your new place. This includes hygiene items such as toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and toiletries. You should also pack a change of clothing, important records, snacks, new house keys and chargers for your phones and electronics.
Moving does not need to be a stressful life event. By using some of the tips we have recommended, you can ensure your move will go as smoothly as possible and save you time. If you are in-between homes or want to remove some of your clutter prior to moving to a new home, self-storage in SE Calgary is the perfect solution.