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Be Prepared For Your Next Move By Following This Moving Checklist

If only all of your belongings could magically appear, perfectly set up in your new home without requiring any effort at all. Purchasing a new home can be an exciting time in your life, however, it can be easy to forget about how much work it is to pack up, transport, and unpack all of your belongings. No matter how many times you have moved in the past, you will always find something you wish you had done differently. Moving does not have to be as laborious and stressful as you may think. With proper planning and preparation in place, packing and moving can be quicker and easier. Moving should be a time of excitement and the celebration of a new chapter unfolding, not a source of stress and headaches.

The Ultimate Moving Guide

If you want to prepare for your move like a pro, you should know that getting organized is key. With all of the planning, coordinating, and scheduling, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Follow these tips to ensure you have a smooth, stress-free move:

6-8 Weeks Pre-Move: Clean And Declutter

Before you begin the moving process, clean your house to make it easier to decide what you want and what you do not want to bring with you to your new home. This will ensure that you do not come across any unexpected items in the future that you might have missed and no longer have room for. Next, go through each room and decide what items you will be purging. Be very selective of what you wish to bring with you to make the packing process more efficient and cheaper. Once you have assembled all of the items you do not want to bring with you, sell them in a garage sale or donate them if they are in good condition. 

4 Weeks Pre-Move: How Will You Transport Your Belongings?

Decide whether you want to hire a professional moving company to transport your belongings for you or if you wish to do it yourself. You may find hiring a professional moving company will make the moving process a lot smoother and efficient. They have the proper equipment, training, and expertise to safely move your furniture and boxes. After all, the last thing you want to be doing during the moving process is figuring out how you will carry your heavy bed frame down a flight of stairs. Take advantage of free moving estimates from reputable moving companies to ensure you select the best team to transport your valuable items. Also, by decluttering and purging your items beforehand, you will receive a more accurate quote.

2-3 Weeks Pre-Move: Start Packing

Gather any packing supplies such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, tissue paper and anything else you may need. You can get these supplies at your local hardware store, Costco, or from your moving company. Start by packing up non-essential items that you do not use on a regular basis such as items in storage rooms or junk drawers. Pack each room up separately and leave the boxes in their designated rooms so they do not get mixed up. As you pack, label the boxes with a permanent marker and be sure to include: what room it is for, what is contained in the box, and if there are any fragile items that special care of to prevent them from breaking during transport. 

1 Week Pre-Move: The Final Touches

Now is the time to begin packing more essential items that remain. This includes kitchenware, bedding, and clothes. Make sure you have a moving checklist to ensure nothing gets left behind and that everything you own successfully arrives at your new residence. This will also help make sure that nothing gets stolen or goes missing when your professional movers transport all of your belongings. Check every nook and cranny of your home to ensure nothing gets left behind and that no damage occurs to the home while moving furniture and other large items.

Providing Calgarians With A Stress-Free Move For Over 30 Years

While it is fun and exciting to start a new chapter in your life, planning and packing for your move can be extremely stressful. From finding a reliable moving company to the long hours of endless packing and organizing, the moving process is not so easy. But, by planning ahead and following proper packing techniques and timelines, your move will result in fewer headaches and worry. When all of your possessions have arrived and you have unpacked, you will be able to get back into your routine and enjoy your new home.

Precision Movers provides free, no-obligation quotes for your next move from Calgary and the surrounding area. We can help alleviate your stress when it comes to moving with our highly-trusted professional moving services. Contact us by calling 403-540-4393 or by filling out our online contact form.


Are professional movers able to handle large items such as pianos and safes?
Precision Movers has all of the specialized equipment and experience to move both heavy safes and pianos/organs. We guarantee your items will be carefully transported so no damage is caused to your old or new home, or the piano or safe.

Can I move my safe on my own?
It is not recommended that you move a safe without the help of professional movers. Safes are extremely heavy structures that if not handled properly can cause serious injury or damage to your home. A professional moving company has the experience and equipment to handle such heavy objects safely and efficiently.

Will professional movers assemble my furniture in my new home?
At Precision Movers, we can disassemble and reassemble your furniture as needed or upon request.

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