Before you go online to search for Toronto moving company or you call your uncle Jeff we got 5 tips to help you organize your moving process better.
Moving your belongings is never going to be a pleasant process if you begin by throwing things into boxes without thought. With a little planning, there are numerous ways to get from point A to point B with little-to-no material casualities.
1) Create an inventory
The first thing you should do is sit down and create a list of all your valuables. It may not be worth your time to document every book you have but making notes and taking photographs of your more meaningful posessions can help tremendously.
2) Decide if you want to move yourself or hire a Toronto moving company
This step will depend largely on your budget and how much control you want over the whole process. Even if you think you will have more control if you do it yourself, you can’t be more wrong. You will need professionalls to help you, experience in driving an oversized truck, experience in loading/unloading of heavy objects, and special equipment to do everything safely.
3) Buy insurance
For anything that goes in a truck make sure it’s covered by insurance. Find out if your home insurance covers your valuables and even if it does it’s always a good idea to buy extra insurance offered by the moving company or directly from an insurance company.
4) Small and expensive stuff goes with you
Small and light items like jewelry or important paperwork can become easily damaged and misplaced. The safest place to keep them is with you or somewhere safe in your car. Make sure to pack each item in an appropriately sized conteiner or protective case.
5) Pack all the big items
Put all the large and heavy valuables inside special boxes or wooden crates. Pack them tightly and fill the empty spaces with paper or bubble wrap to prevent them from colliding into each other. All of these boxes can be packed into the moving truck but make sure the heaviest boxes are on the bottom and nothing heavy gets placed on them, so they won’t get crushed.