D-Day, nine in the morning, you’re looking at your moving house checklist and you’re biting your lips in worry. The tension is thick in the air as you check everything again for the umpteenth time. It’s a well-known scenario of all, especially at July’s door, when about 20% of moves are made in Quebec.
Then, how to avoid the stress and make sure we didn’t forget anything on our moving house checklist? Polysleep offers you their top 10 tips to simplify your move so you can keep your head cool on this busy day.
1. Your Calendar Is Your Moving House Checklist Best Friend
You can make all the moving lists you want, but if you do not note down on your calendar or in your electronic agenda the important dates to remember, there’s a good chance you will forget something important.
For example, there’s a 30-days minimum you should consider for all of your addresses change. Time to get rid of old newspaper subscriptions before they are renewed!
2. Make an Inventory
On your moving house checklist, you should definitely have ‘make an inventory’ at the top of the list. That way, when D-Day comes, the only thing you have to remember is to check if all your stuff has been moved and nothing has been forgotten.
3. Visit Your New Neighborhood
Make sure to add to your moving house checklist to visit your new neighborhood. Note down the location of groceries, subways, restaurants, clinics or any other establishment you plan on visiting regularly. If you do not own a car and can’t visit often, use Google Maps and the street view option to take a virtual walk in your neighborhood!
All means are good to get used to your new neighborhood easier!
4. Don’t Forget to Change Your Address!
Fortunately, thanks to the SQCA service, it has never been so easy to change your address. In only a few clicks, it’s 6 departments that are notified! Don’t forget to change your address with the federal too, though.
Here are some other places you might need to change your address as well:
- All your subscriptions (newspapers, magazines, etc.);
- Your bank;
- Your telecom services (cell phone, television, etc.);
- Your credit cards if they aren’t affiliated with your bank;
5. Make a Budget
A moving budget is more than the 20$ you will slip to your movers as a tip for his good work, or the beer and pizzas for your friends, or even the cost of the move in itself.
On your moving house checklist, you should have a point dedicated to the budget for the groceries you’ll have to buy after the move, the cost of your new phone and internet services and, of course, the price of your new rent or mortgage if you have one.
6. Moving Time? Change Time!
The best tip for a smooth move? Do not move what you don’t use, what you want to change and what you need to change. On your furniture moving checklist, aunt Sophie’s old and heavy furniture that was gifted to you for your first apartment shouldn’t be there!
The mattress you have dragged with you since you left the nest is used and would be better recycled. Furthermore, moving a mattress is cumbersome. Moving is the best time to buy yourself some new stuff anyway.
The Polysleep mattress is a mattress made of hybrid viscoelastic ventilated foam which grants you a better sleep hygiene thanks to its hybrid foam which embraces the forms of your body. You can easily buy it online and then, the mattress is compressed and delivered to your door in a box, which makes moving day a lot easier. Plus, Polysleep offers a 100 nights trial. If you aren’t satisfied after that, they will fully refund you and come to fetch the mattress for free. Pretty nice, right?
7. Pack, Pack, Pack!
Begin to pack as soon as you can. Pack everything you won’t need until the big day. Some movers also offer discounts to those who help and for those who charge by the hours, it’s much easier and faster if the packing’s already done.
8. Choose a Mover
If you want to save money, your friends Max and Jonathan are probably your go-to option. You just have to do 3 or 4 pick-up run and cross your fingers that the elastics are going to be enough to keep your household appliances safe in the box of his truck.
However, if you would like to have some guarantees, you should definitely add to your moving house checklist to get a quotation from several movers in order to determine which one is the best for your project.
9. Moving With Animals
Cats and dogs can get pretty nervous on the big day. It would be terrible if kitty or doggy was to escape through the door the moment the movers open it. Since you will be busy and won’t have time for them, make sure you have someone to check on them or at least a cage to keep them safe.
10. Think About the Toilet Paper!
It might seem ridiculous, but let me tell you the last thing you want is arrive at your new place, go to the toilet and realize you have no paper. Make sure to arrive at your new place before the movers and make sure you have these essentials ready:
- Toilet Paper;
- Water bottles;
- A first-aid kit;
That’s it! Polysleep hopes this moving house checklist will be enough to reassure you and we wish you the best for your move.