Preparation for your new dream home
In preparation for your local move in Winnipeg, most of your attention throughout the moving process typically revolves around what is happening in your current home. Whether that be de-cluttering, cleaning, or repairing things before you sell your home; these things tend to demand a significant amount of time and effort and therefore attention. While these things are certainly important, there are a number of other things to remember to do before your local move in Winnipeg takes place.
While these things can seem like common sense things, they can be easily forgotten in the shuffle of the moving process.
Here is a list of 7 things to remember to do before your Local move in Winnipeg:
1. Connect your internet
While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, it can certainly become one when you need WIFI. Internet providers are typically booked up weeks in advance. Don’t think so? Just try and book one on short notice. Remember to do this a few weeks in advance of your move so that you aren’t stuck without WIFI.
2. Update people of your new address
This can be easily forgotten, but can cause confusion. Try having people over, without telling them that you have moved. Sending a mass email can help get the word around quite quickly that you are moving, and can update your friends and family that you reside somewhere new.
3. Update businesses of your new address
Once again, this is something that is easy to forget. After all, packing and de-cluttering are more important, right? While those things are important, it is equally as important to update institutions of your new address so that you can still get your mail. A quick list of people to update include: Subscriptions to any magazines or online shopping accounts, Canada post, insurance companies, the bank etc.
4. Clean the new place
While this will depend on your move in Winnipeg dates, it is something to certainly think about. While the old owners or tenants should have cleaned, don’t always count on the fact that they have. After all, they could’ve been in a rush to get out. We all know how much dust can settle beneath items that haven’t moved in years such as dressers, china cabinets, beds and more. If you have time, make sure to clean your new place so that you are moving into something ready to live in. Here’s a quick checklist for cleaning your new place.
5. Pack an overnight box
Unpacking on moving day can be a lot, especially given the fact that your move in Winnipeg can take up a good portion of the day. Also given the fact that the things that you typically need overnight are in different rooms, and thus different boxes. An overnight box will allow you to have everything in a central location, so you know where to look for things such as plates, utensils, tooth brushes, toilet paper etc.
6. Change the locks
Given the fact that throughout the selling process, a large number of keys can be handed out to different parties, installing new locks can be a good idea if for nothing else than peace of mind. Along with new owners, people that can have keys include: the realtor, the old owners, repair technicians etc. Make sure that you think about this in advance so that when you are ready to move in, you get your new keys.
7. Measure items before hand to know where they will fit
Believe it or not, this is something that many people fail to do before their move. Many people mentally decide where items will go, and don’t think much more than that. You would be surprised the amount of times we have been asked to bring couches downstairs that simply won’t fit down the stairs, or move box spring’s up or down stairs that won’t fit. Make sure that you plan out and measure where you want things to go, so that come move day, you know where everything goes, and you know that it will fit. Here’s a quick list of things to measure before you move in.
The fact remains that your local Winnipeg move will take a good portion of time to prepare for whether you are packing, or your local Winnipeg company is. It is important to make sure that you think about some of these things so that you are ready to hit the ground running when your things arrive.
It goes without saying that you do need to leave yourself enough time to make sure that you can do some of these essential things. Also remember to do what you can to de-clutter so that you can cut some moving costs.
Of course sometimes this is much harder to do, if you are moving to another city or if you are moving across the country. While all of the items on this list may not be realistic if your moving within Canada, moving to the United States or moving internationally, some of them definitely are. Take some time to research local internet providers, post offices, and even lock smiths. Make sure to do what you can to make your transition easier.
If you are looking to have your things moved, make sure to contact us for a free estimate. We are Manitoba’s top moving company with the ability to service your move anywhere across the world. Contact us to see what we can do for you!