If you have never moved before, you may have heard some horror stories from friends and family about how stressful and overwhelming it can be. We are here to tell you that moving doesn’t have to be that way! If you have a solid plan and stick to it, your move will get very smooth, and you will be able to enjoy your new place right away. Follow these simple tricks and tips to ensure you have a happy moving day.

Pack an overnight bag

One of the biggest reasons why people hate moving is because they think they have to unpack everything at once when they move all their boxes into their new place. This doesn’t always have to be the case! Pack an overnight bag with all your essential items that you will need on your first night. This could include pillows, bed sheets, towels, toiletries, and pyjamas. You can also pack things you destress with so you can feel more energized in the morning to start unpacking.

Use clothing to protect fragile items

When you are packing up your kitchen equipment, like glass trays and serving bowls, wrap them up in clothing for extra protection. This also frees up more boxes since you will be packing your clothes and your fragile items at the same time!

Labels are your best friend

You can never be too specific when you are labelling your boxes. Try to pack your possessions by the rooms they will be going in, then write KITCHEN, for example, on all sides of the box so you can easily read it if the boxes are stacked. You can also add different labels that tell you what is in the box, if it’s fragile or not, and even add a priority of when it needs to be unpacked.

Use see-thru bins for items you want to unpack first

For the items that can’t fit into your overnight bag, you should pack them in a see-thru plastic bin for two reasons; 1) you will know exactly which box you want to unpack first, and 2) you can see inside of bin to easily find items you need like scissors or trash bags.

Tape your drawers down

If you have dressers and desks that you are bringing to your new place, make sure you tape the drawers down so they don’t open when you are carrying them. It makes it easier to carry and there is no risk of the drawers opening and causing damage to the walls or doors they could hit.

Call in the professionals

If you are still overwhelmed and stressed over your upcoming move, it’s time to call for help! At Toronto Pro Moving & Storage, we love helping people move to their new place as easily as possible. We offer same day moving to Montreal and Ottawa for small loads! Contact us today or fill out our online form to request an estimate for your move!