Organize your home
Tips for organizing a move
Is your move planned and are you ready to pack your boxes? Then it’s time to empty your house. To avoid stressing too much, eliminate as many unused, or little used, possessions as possible.
For several years now, our moving company in Montreal has been supporting you in all your moving projects. This is why we offer you our experience in this area.
Why do the sorting before moving?
To move well, there are no secrets, you have to carry as little as possible.
Without realizing it, we tend to accumulate things. Either we hope to use them later or we plan to give them to those in need. But who says new accommodation, says new beginning.
Keep in mind that the price of the move depends on the volume you will be transporting as well as the package you choose.
Then, if you move as little as possible, you will benefit from reducing the volume and the moving price.
It will also reduce the time it takes to pack and box the items to be moved. The fewer boxes you have to move, the faster you will be settled in your new home.
You also won’t need to rent storage space. In addition, you will have even more free space in the new house.
We recommend that you start planning the sorting of things a few days in advance, even before contacting the mover and considering the rate.
Sorting – to get a clear idea of the things we have
Tips for organizing a move
1. Start by sorting out the hidden objects in the closet or basement.
This is exactly where we store things that we later forget. You can categorize things as follows:
– For sale – like new or undamaged clothes or shoes that we have not been able to wear, which can be used by others. Also, books, school supplies for children. Selling them on the internet or organizing a garage sale can make us money.
– To give away – If you have electronic items that you no longer use, you can take them to an eco-center. You can donate the clothes to acquaintances or take them to organizations such as Renaissance.
– Throw away – the rest of the defective items will go directly to recycling or the trash.
2. Continue to sort the books, documents
In general, the most common things in a home are books, DVDs / video games, and clothing. All of these are heavy and bulky. In order not to collect so much in the future, you can purchase books in digital format. As for the movies, you can watch them on sites like Netflix. And there are plenty of video games available on platforms like Steam. When it comes to financial documents, for example old invoices or letters from old auto insurance, they should be thrown away or recycled. If you start with this category, you can be sure that the sorting will be successful.
3. Sort the clothes
As said above, clothes are one of the things that fill the boxes pretty quickly. So, only keep the clothes that you are sure to wear and that are suitable for you. On moving day, ask the movers to provide you with wardrobes. Thus, they will stay on hangers and take up less space than in boxes.
4. Put seasonal items in boxes
When the moving date has already been chosen, then you can already put all the seasonal things in the boxes.
5. Furniture and old objects
We tend to keep the furniture we are attached to. But we must not be afraid or regret to part with the oldest mobiles. Also, items that we no longer use (microwaves, kettles, etc.) will only clutter us up, so it’s not worth taking them with you.
The items we keep unused are:
– Glasses and plates.
– Magazines (you will certainly not recite them, but you will keep them in boxes).
– Sheets and towels.
– Recipe books.
– Candles, small samples of creams, perfumes, shampoos.
– Plastic tableware.
– Stylish clothes (every time we go to an event, we still buy something new).
– DIY supplies.
You certainly recognize yourself. If it hadn’t been for the move, we could have gathered a lot of things without realizing it.
We hope you find our tips for organizing a move useful. If you need help sorting out unnecessary things as well as with a move, don’t hesitate to call Demelina Moving services. The professionalism of the team will help you as quickly as possible and reduce the level of stress.
For a move with minimal stress
It’s true that moving is impressive when you see the mountain of things to do. But in the end, taking these points one by one helps a lot.
The most important thing in sorting out before moving is not to leave everything at the last minute. Also, don’t try to do them all on the same day. The secret to a successful move lies in the organization!
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