Montreal Moving Blog

The countdown to moving day is on, and the secret to a smooth and efficient move lies in thorough preparation. Getting organized well in advance will significantly decrease your stress levels on the big day itself.

Feeling overwhelmed about where to start? We’re here to assist! We’ve put together an extensive list of our top moving tips and tricks to help jumpstart your preparations. With these strategies in hand, you’re all set for the most streamlined moving experience you’ve ever had.

Starting Your Moving Prep Early: The journey to a successful move doesn’t begin with packing up your belongings; it starts much earlier. The foundational step is ensuring you have all the necessary packing supplies on hand. There’s nothing more frustrating than scrambling to find extra boxes last minute.

Essential Packing Supply Tips:

  1. Secure Ample Boxes: Always err on the side of caution and order more boxes than you think you’ll need. It’s far simpler to return unused boxes than to scramble finding more at the eleventh hour. We offer a return policy for any boxes you don’t use, making it a risk-free decision to order extra.
  2. Variety is Key: Diversify your box sizes. While large boxes might seem like the go-to, you’ll find that most of your possessions fit better in small and medium-sized boxes. A mix of sizes, including a few wardrobe boxes for clothes and a range of medium to small boxes, will cover all bases. The smaller sizes (2, 3.1, and 4 cubic feet) tend to be the most practical.

Smart Packing Strategies:

Packing efficiently is crucial not just for the safety of your items but also for easing the unpacking process at your new home.

  1. Stock Up on Supplies: Beyond boxes, make sure you have plenty of tape—more than you estimate needing. A tape gun can expedite the box assembly process. Packing paper, bubble wrap, and other packing essentials should be on your list too. Check out our selection of MOVING SUPPLIES to ensure you have all the extras you might need.
  2. Safeguard Fragile Items: Group your delicate items together and clearly label these boxes as fragile. This signals to movers that these boxes require extra care during handling and placement in the moving van.
  3. Opt for Packing Paper Over Newspaper: While newspaper is a common packing material, it can leave ink stains on your items. Packing paper is a cleaner alternative that provides protection without the mess, ensuring your valuables remain clean and ready to use in your new home.

Additional Tips for a Smooth Move:

  • Create a Detailed Inventory: Keeping a list of all items being moved can help track your belongings and ensure nothing gets lost in the shuffle. This inventory will also be invaluable for organizing and unpacking at your new residence.
  • Label Everything Clearly: Besides marking boxes with their contents, consider adding labels or color codes indicating which room each box belongs to. This will make the unloading and unpacking process much more efficient.
  • Set Aside Essentials: Pack an “essentials” box with items you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home, such as toiletries, a few dishes, and personal items. This box should be loaded last so it can be accessed first.

By adhering to these tips, your moving day can transform from a hectic ordeal into a manageable, even enjoyable, process. Should you need more guidance or assistance in preparing for your move, don’t hesitate to reach out to your trusted Montreal Movers. We’re here to help every step of the way.