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The Ottawa Movers’ Checklist

Ottawa movers make use of checklists to streamline the job.

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How To Pack For Your Move

Streamlining the moving process in the hustle and bustle of the city is a specialty of Ottawa movers. The helpful tips and advice offered in this checklist will help make sure your move is as smooth and stress-free as can be. No matter where you are in Canada, make sure you follow this moving checklist:

Pack Least-Used Or Out-Of-Season Items First

Ottawa movers advise packing seasonal items like snowsuits and pool toys first, since you won’t need them for quite some time after the move – depending on the season, of course. Prioritize your packing; anything not used on at least a weekly basis can also be packed early on, unless there’s a need for it.

Keep Track Of Contents

Any moving checklist will tell you to label your boxes, but go a step further and make sure you put ALL the contents of the box on the label, since it’s likely you’ll have several boxes labeled “kitchen” or “bathroom.” Record each item on a list of contents or label as you pack it, instead of searching through your memories after the box is full.

Use A Labeling System To Simplify Things

Ottawa movers recommend a numbering system to coordinate boxes with the rooms they belong in. This step goes hand-in-hand with the previous one, as you can incorporate the labelling you created to really simplify unpacking. This way, when you’re looking at a big pile of boxes, you’ll quickly know which box belongs to which room without reading every label.

Pack The Important Stuff Last

Anything that will be needed immediately should go at the top of each box, or put into separate, specially-marked boxes – just make sure it’s easy to identify with something like red tape. This way, you can tell your movers to put the boxes with red tape in a different pile and they won’t get buried in a stack of identical boxes, leaving you to hunt them down.

Be Ready With An Overnight Bag

This is an important addition to any moving checklist. You’re not going to have the energy to sort out your entire wardrobe right after a move, so keep some work clothes, casual clothes, pajamas, and a few pairs of socks and underwear in a backpack or duffel so that they’re handy right away.

This Ottawa movers’ checklist is extremely handy for streamlining a National Capital Region move, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be use for moves throughout Canada! If you are looking for more tips on how to organize the other parts of your move, contact a local moving company for tips and advice. Ottawa movers are always happy to help out.