Are you leaving home, changing cities to go to school or moving in with your partner? Moving can be a little overwhelming, so it's good to be prepared. Here are 5 tips to help keep your stress in check.
Use the right box
To make things go as smooth as possible, stick to boxes that are about 2 ft3. They're not too big to handle, which will be gentler on your back, and keeping them the same size makes them easier to stack and carry.
Give your contacts your new address
Updating your address online saves you time and helps make sure you don't miss an important delivery.
It's a real pain to open up a box where everything was just thrown together. Take the time to properly label your boxes for the rooms they'll be unpacked in. And don't forget to book your moving van!
Sort it out first
Take the time to go through your things and get rid of items you don't use anymore. Just thing--you'll have less to move. Do you really need that little figurine on your dresser that your Grandma gave you when you were a kid? Maybe it's time to pass it on to someone else.
Set a budget
Truck, movers, and the welcome tax if you're moving to or within Quebec... it can all add up pretty quickly. Run the numbers first to see exactly how many beers and pizzas you'll be able to buy your friends!
All the best in your new home!