Moving to a new home is always an exciting time for you and your family. The only thing that stands in the way is packing and cleaning up your life in the old home, and getting ready to move it to your new home. If you have a lot of belongings, this can seem like a very daunting task. But why not take this opportunity to purge? Go through your belongings thoroughly, donate or throw away items you no longer need, and pack away the things that are a necessity. Packing doesn’t need to be a drag, throw on some comfy clothes, blast your favourite playlists and just get started!

Here are some simple packing tips to help get you started:

Start Packing Once You Know Your Moving Date
It’s easier to consider the task of packing as a slow burn, rather than trying to tackle it all at once. Spreading out your packing over a longer period of time, closing a few boxes here and there of items that are not daily essentials will contribute greatly to the completion of this task. You can avoid rushing, which can lead to forgetting things, disorganization, and in the worst case, broken items. Not to mention, this will greatly reduce your stress levels on the moving day.

Prepare Your Packing Supplies
Be sure to prepare a variety of different sized boxes, packing supplies and other packing tools. Don’t know where to find these supplies? Just contact Purely Canadian Movers, we sell a variety of packing supplies that you might need.

Be Sure To Also Keep Old Boxes Or Bags
These come in handy when you are purging your old items and need somewhere to pack them up. Being prepared with supplies for this will help you not put it off any longer than you need to! And this allows these items to be swiftly removed from your home and off to a shelter or second hand store or to be collected to a junk removal service.

Start With Your Storage
Any items you haven’t used consistently for a year or years, you most likely won’t miss. Anything that you cannot for sure say you will use again should go, along with items that have no sentimental value. As the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind,” so don’t let these items clutter your space in your new home.

Next, Pack Up The Rooms Not Used Very Frequently
Again, stay in the same mindset of keeping fewer items and giving or throwing away things you do not need.

Lastly, the items that should be boxed up just before your move are essential items like things found in your bathroom or kitchen.

Once moving day arrives, if you have been dedicated to this process over time, you will have fewer boxes to pack and you will feel lighter and like everything is under control. You’ll also feel lighter and ready for a fresh start in your new home with less clutter and unnecessary items. If packing is still an overwhelming task for you, contact Purely Canadian Movers today. We can help you.