6 Step Moving Checklist For A Hassle-Free Move

moving checklist for a hassle-free move

Moving day can be plenty stressful. There are a lot of key items to remember and changing guidelines to follow to ensure a successful move. Being organized and starting to prepare well in advance can make the actual moving day a whole lot easier.

Melissa LeBlanc

Melissa LeBlanc

Melissa LeBlanc, Site Manager at Apple Self-Storage in Dieppe, has put together a handy moving checklist to help make your move as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Plus, you can always speak to one of our moving experts at Apple Self-Storage who’ll be happy to provide moving tips and help you pick out the right packing supplies.

Get your move on with this handy moving checklist:

1. Plan Ahead

  • Weeks before your actual move date, make a TO DO list of all the things you want to get done.
  • Sort and purge each room. Go through and decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
  • Figure out your moving costs and decide how you’re going to pay for them.
  • Create a moving folder. Use it to keep track of quotes, receipts, legal and financial documents and helpful information.
  • Book your moving company. If you’re going to do the move yourself, reserve a moving truck.
  • Make sure to book your storage unit a few weeks beforehand as space can fill up fast.

2. Pack Properly

  • Purchase good quality packing supplies such as boxes, tape, paper and bubble wrap so you don’t have to worry about damage or breakage.
  • Packing supplies are available at most Apple Self-Storage locations across Canada. Here’s a list of recommended moving supplies.
  • As you’re packing, continue the decluttering process. Sort items into things to keep, sell, donate or ditch.
  • Clearly label each box – list what’s inside and where it’s going. Create a master sheet with more details about each box as an inventory of everything you’ve packed.
  • Take apart beds and any large furniture items. Empty heavy items like dressers and drawers.
  • It’s important to separate valuables from your other possessions and personally transport them to your new home.
  • Keep any cleaning supplies and sanitizers on hand for use when you arrive at your new home.
  • If possible, finish all your packing 24 hours in advance of the movers arriving to reduce the transfer of any harmful germs.


3. Verify Moving Day Details

  • Make sure the moving truck and any other scheduled items are confirmed.
  • Confirm if there are any special instructions or policies to follow.
  • Contact utility companies to disconnect or transfer services to your new home.

4. Prep For The Movers

  • Secure parking outside your old place and your new place for the moving truck.
  • Movers load the boxes first so put them in an easily accessible location.
  • Make space for the movers to get in and out. Lay down carpet or cardboard to avoid scratching the floors.
  • Strip all beds and cover the mattresses with mattress bags.
  • Disinfect any surfaces that require it.
  • Make note of and label any items you do not wish the movers to handle.


5. Take Inventory

  • Before the movers leave, sign the bill of lading or inventory list and keep a copy.
  • Do a final check of all the rooms, cupboards and storage areas to make sure nothing is left behind.  

6. Get A Storage Unit

  • Use a storage unit to declutter your home and get organized for your move. As you pack up your house, you can move things right into the storage unit.
  • Any items that don’t need to come with you on moving day can be placed in a storage unit for later.
  • A storage unit is also handy if you’re downsizing and no longer have room for certain items, but don’t want to get rid of them.
  • Whether you want short-term or long-term storage, Apple Self Storage can help you select the right size unit and provide the packing supplies you’ll need.

More Moving Tips Here:

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