There are few things more overwhelming than shifting house. It is only once you attempt to move your belongings do you realize how much you have managed to accumulate. Moving homes can be a nightmarish time if you do not have the proper tools and help. Here are some tips to make this difficult time in your life a little easier.

Plan Ahead
Start marking out your furniture and belongings at least a month before you move. When you slowly begin to pack things away, it is a less stressful experience. If you wait for moving day to pack away all your family heirlooms, you are going to feel very overcome, indeed. The key to moving is to pack a few things away every day. This also ensures that nothing important gets left behind in the confusion. 

Organize Transport
You will need a mode of transportation to move all of your things to your new house. You will have to consider the distance between your old residence and new abode. Is it within the same town or will you be crossing a considerable distance? In the event you are moving a considerable amount of belongings, you may even need more than one truck. You have the option of hiring movers in Victoria or your place of residence to help you relocate all of your furniture.

Inform Your Movers

If you will be employing movers, make sure that you give them all the information that they need. Ask the movers to come over prior to moving day or send them all the details. Your movers need to know the exact dimensions of all your furnishings and belongings. They can then provide you with all the tools and the equipment to get the packing done as quickly as possible. The movers in Calgary or your town will need to bring boxes that are big enough to put your larger pieces of furniture in. 

Keep, Throw, Storage
Moving house affords you a unique opportunity. You can re-evaluate all of your belongings. This means that you go through all of your things and separate them into three categories: keep, throw, and storage. You will keep all the essentials, especially the ones that you use on a daily basis. You will then throw all the things that have merely accumulated but serve no real function. A good rule is that if you haven’t used it in a year, you won’t use it again. The things for storage are ones that are used during only a portion of the year such as winter clothing or Christmas decorations. When you mark these as storage you can immediately put them away in your new house.

Label Everything
You really can’t over-label your boxes. You don’t have to stick to labels with a mere kitchen or bedroom scrawled across it. No, get more descriptive. You can even place a little note telling yourself where you would like to place these things in the new house. All of these will help you settle down much faster in the new place.

These few guidelines will definitely make moving day much easier. It will no longer be the stress-filled day that you recall. It will instead be a more enjoyable day filled with excitement at your new home.

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    Ivan Radford