Ten Ultimate Pre-Moving Checklist
Moving from one location to another can be quite a task! There’s so much that goes into a move than just your moving day activities. At RAPID STOR, we know moving is stressful, and it’s our job to help!
As moving experts, we’ve created a handy checklist to assist in keeping you on track with your upcoming move. Follow our checklist accurately for a hassle-free relocation process!
1. Schedule in-home estimates
It is always good to be precise about all the details of your move, especially if you are on a tight budget. When you do, these moving companies can offer the option of an in-home estimate which allows them to see all the work that needs to be done for you and provide a fair quote.
2. Creating a moving budget
Moving can be stressful unless you have it all planned out. Creating a budget for yourself allows you to prioritize and keep your expenses in order before and after your move. Knowing what you need beforehand, like hiring moving professionals to purchase moving supplies, will go a long way. Moreover, seeing the finances calculated beforehand would be more beneficial than just seeing the grand total off your credit card when all is said and done.
3. Moving company discounts and promotions
Who doesn’t like saving money? When relocating in the near future, it is highly suggested to inquire about any discounts or special promotions when searching for moving professionals or storage rentals.
4. Questions to ask moving and storage companies
When planning and budgeting for your big moving day, it would be helpful to create a list of questions to ask the companies you contact to get the right services that suit you entirely. If you have specific services you are looking for, have a top-five list of companies and a series of questions. This will enable you to get details and the best estimates to match and help you choose the most suitable professionals for you.
5. Make yourself available
We all hope for a safe and well-organized moving day when the time comes. Most people possess valuable belongings or delicates like paintings, heavy glass tabletops, etc. For this reason, it’s imperative to be present during the move. If the movers have questions or concerns, they can avoid making a phone call, potentially pausing the flow of the move, if there’s someone to oversee and direct when needed. If your move is very straightforward and direction has been given ahead of time, perhaps you can get away with not being there.
6. Arranging for delicate or fragile items
Most moving companies can provide special moving supplies days before your move, so you are all set on that day. If you have items that require special wrapping, packing, and transport, you can call to give those details to the company ahead of time so they can come more ready and prepared to handle those items for you with care.
7. Insured or not insured, that is the question
On your hunt to hire professional movers for moving and storage services, do not hesitate to ask if they are insured. You want to have peace of mind knowing that things will be covered should any issues arise.
8. Moving boxes and supplies
Before your moving day, begin collecting new or used boxes if you have free time. You can find them in places like grocery stores, organized garbage areas for malls and shopping centers, and other stores with boxes of different sizes that will be useful to you. But if time is not on your side, your best option is to ask the moving company if they can provide boxes and supplies beforehand. Ask if they can arrange for you to pick them up or if they can drop them off.
9. Labeling items
While most of us know what a floor lamp is, labeling most of your belongings is a great way to organize moving and storage. Labels can range from what is stored in the boxes to what part of your new home they will be going to. This method goes a long way as it would assist you in directing the movers and also give them the heads up that the items they carry are fragile. Using color labels and words can be helpful.
10. Assembling and disassembling furniture
In some cases, when moving furniture, they need to be taken apart for smooth transport. To ensure all items are accounted for and do not go missing, we suggest putting all hardware items in labeled zip lock bags for easy reassembling.
For more tips on preparing for your move, reach out to RAPID STOR Toronto’s commercial office and home movers. We are a professional relocation service provider that offers a host of services, including moving services, storage facility, logistics, and junk removal. We extend our services to clients across Mississauga, Toronto, Brampton, Hamilton, Vaughan, Markham, Guelph, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our services, please click here. Have a question? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.