You have finally bought your own home after years of saving, scrimping and maintaining a thrifty lifestyle. You are excited that you will not have to pay rent nor live in a congested apartment anymore. The downside though, is packing every single item in the place you have been residing in the last 5 years — and then moving it all to the new house. The task may seem very daunting at first, but there are ways to motivate yourself to begin the process. Here are a few tips from an experienced Montreal moving company:
Make An Assessment of Everything You Own
Take a walk through all the rooms in your house, opening up drawers, scanning through shelves and any other storage areas to determine the amount of household items you have. Get a rough idea how long it will take to pack everything, the more you have, the more time you need to set aside to sort it, get rid of the unwanted items and pack whatever you will move.
Break Down the Task into Doable Chunks
From the assessment you will have made of each room, make a time plan. The plan should have a start date and an end date (moving day) that includes the time by which to get rid of the unwanted stuff. Give each room a date or dates in the timeline by which you will sort what you do not need and pack what you will keep. Always give more time to the bigger rooms but not more than two days, to keep you moving forward. Be disciplined and keep to the time plan as much as circumstances will allow. If you have children who are old enough to help, ask them to sort out their own rooms so that you can concentrate on the common rooms. Include the children’s rooms in the time plan as being worked on concurrently with the ones you are doing.
Organize the Unwanted Stuff
Get the unwanted things into a common place and sort into sale items, donation, recycling or throw away. Make sure that everybody has fully detached themselves from the unwanted stuff so that no one tries to retrieve anything from this pile. Start with the easiest task and get rid of the items you are not selling. Call friends, family, neighbors, your church friends, colleagues and your children’s friends to look through the donation pile and take what they want. Donate whatever is left to charitable organizations. Take the recyclables to a plant and throw away all the junk into the trash, then organize a yard sale for the items you can sell.
Call a Moving Company and Organize the Moving Logistics
Once your house is all packed up, except for the things you will use until moving day, look for a reputable Montreal moving company and schedule with them to help you remove the packed items and large furniture out of the old apartment to take it to your new house. One last thing, don’t forget to remove the light bulbs; you will need them in the new house.