Moving is not an easy process, whether physically or psychologically. It is often very engaging and you are likely to find yourself more exhausted psychologically than physically. The move is in itself very risky for your property considering that a lot of things could actually happen. And as if that is not enough, you are also going to be leaving behind a lot of memories that you actually cherish. This means that you need to become an expert in the art of moving first, to make your move as smooth as possible. Here are some mistakes that you should know about, and hopefully avoid completely.
Forgetting the survival kit
Some people I know would ask how this is even possible. Well, it is more common than you may think. Just because it is a survival kit does not mean it will be the first thing on your mind when you plan to move. But it should be. A survival kit is basically a bag that contains all of your important items including toiletries and documentations as well as snacks, a first aid kit and a change of clothes for the entire household. Everyone needs to be able to stay comfortable while you unpack, or even through the trip if you are moving to a far off place.
Leaving your clutter behind
If you didn’t get the time to actually get rid of clutter before the move, chances are that you will be tempted to leave it behind just so you can get out of paying for the extra boxes and filling your new home with unwanted junk. Ideally, this would actually work. But your landlord and your neighbors will not like you so much if you do. In some cases, you may not even get your deposit back. So how about you plan to take care of your clutter in advance. And if you really can’t, consider packing it all up nicely and calling a donation center to pick it all up. You can also ask a neighbor to take them in and include them in their next yard sale.
Forgetting to back up the data on your computer
Computers are relatively delicate items, and moving is always a relatively risky exercise. This means that you should prepare for any accidents involving the computers. In such a case, most people would assume that the moving company would compensate them in case the computer is destroyed during the move. Well, they will. But will this be enough? What you need, more than a new computer, is the data that you will have lost in the old one. The best thing to do here would be to back up all your data before the move, and keep the backup drive with you in order to ensure that it doesn’t get lost or left behind.
Moving during rush hour
Nobody likes to be stuck in traffic, especially if you are paying for it by the hour. So why move at a time when you are likely to get stuck in the rush hour traffic? If you must move when everyone else in your city is on the road, consider asking your moving truck driver to look for routes that have relatively less traffic. Preferably, always find time to move early in the day when other people are tied down in other engagements. This is cheaper and less stressful.
In order to get the best out of your moving experience, make sure you get the help of residential house movers in Toronto so that you can experience a seamless move with lesser hassle and challenges.