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Get Ready Ahead of Time Before Your Move

Preparing for a move can be overwhelming, but taking the time to organize and strategically pack your belongings can make the process much smoother and help you get ready, quicker. We have composed a few key strategies that you can do to prepare your belongings in anticipation of a quick setup at the end, in your new home. 

Declutter: Go through your belongings and get rid of anything you don't need or use. This will not only make packing easier but will also help you save space and money when moving. A great place to start is the dreaded storage room – Deal with the things that have been sitting in there, never used or accessed for the past 10 years. Start packing up that storage room of items you actually use and discard the items that are collecting dust. You may even have your grandma's old china sitting there. – If you are not using it, gift it to someone who will use it or will appreciate it. Take photos of it to preserve the memory and lovingly let it go. 


Make an Inventory of Your High-Value Items: Take note of the items you plan to bring with you, including their condition, value, and any special instructions for packing. If you have TV boxes for your TVs, now is a good time to dig them out of storage for your move preparation. 


Gather Packing Materials: You'll need boxes, tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, and labels. Make sure to get enough supplies to pack all your belongings. If you are working with a great mover they will help you with all your supplies. 


Start Packing Early: If you have a large home with lots of belongings it can take quite some time to pack. Sort through everything and discard and donate accordingly.  Gather like with like and pack it. If you know you have crafting supplies in four locations now is the perfect time to gather them and pack them all together. Begin packing items you won't need before the move, such as off-season clothing, books, or decorations. Leave essential items for last.


Clearly Label Each Box: Labeling the boxes with the room they belong in and its contents will make it easier to unpack and organize your belongings in your new home. Always remember that where it is going is more important than the room it came from. Sometimes you upsize or downsize and the clearer you can identify where things will live in the new home the easier it is on you. 


Take Care of Valuable Items: Wrap fragile or valuable items, such as electronics or artwork, carefully in bubble wrap or packing paper, and consider transporting them yourself instead of trusting them to the moving company.


Always pack Your Own Jewellery and Transport it Yourself: High value art pieces, wine collections and other collectables we recommend hiring the right professional to move these items. It may be an art dealer who packs, moves, stores and hangs your precious pieces. Better to be extra safe than take chances on things becoming damaged. 


Remember, preparing for a move takes time and effort, so it's important to start early and stay organized. Moving is also costly so eliminating what you are not using early can save you money and time on the unpacking. Following these few tips, you can help make the process as stress-free as possible.

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