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What They Don’t Tell You About The Process Of Moving

What They Don’t Tell You About The Process Of Moving

Are you getting ready to move out of your Canadian home and into your next home for the first time? Are you moving out of your parent’s home for the first time? Whatever your case may be, you are moving and this can be a time where you experience a wide range of emotions, joys, and challenges.

Here are just a few things that nobody tells you about the process of moving:

 

Not Many People Will Show Up To Physically Help You

When you get ready to move you may be thinking that all of your friends, family members, and close neighbors are just going to show up and help you pack all of your things into boxes and move them into the moving truck. This is highly unlikely. Nobody really wants to do a lot of physical labor, especially if they do not benefit in any way themselves. Those that do show up to help you with the hard physical labor that is required of the moving process is a complete treat.

 

You Will Find Out Who Is Truly Your Friend

This is a very stressful time for you and the ones that you love. There are things that need to be put in a hundred different places, boxes to be carried, furniture to be taken apart or carried, and fragile items that need to be packed with protective material. You will be calling for help at any chance that you get. Your true friends may show up to help, but even they may give you a hard time if you get snappy with them or ask for more than they feel you deserve out of them.

 

Not Everything Fits Into A Box

That lamp that you loved next to your bed will not fit neatly into a box. The hangers full of clothes are better off in a box with a bar and not into your traditional cardboard box. The pillows that you want on the couch just do not make sense in a box. Be prepared to pack things in trash bags and boxes of varying sizes and materials. Do not get frustrated if you have many items that do not fit perfect into a box.

 

You May Have To Sell Some Things

Not everyone has to sell items before moving, but it often makes sense to do so. Selling clothing and items that you do not love, have a place for, or use will help make the process move more smoothly and quickly. You will also be making a little bit of money that you can use to buy items for the new house. There is no shame in shedding some of the dead weight that you have.

 

Anything Fragile MUST Be Packed Carefully

If you do not pack your glasses, plates, mirrors, and other fragile items in protective materials, then you can expect to open boxes full of broken items when you get to your new home. No matter how careful you are at loading and unloading boxes into a moving truck, bumps, crashes, quick stops, and careless driving are all things that can break your great grandmother’s hand-painted plates. You may pack these items in paper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or your own creative solution.

 

Your Sales Representative Can Make Your Life Easier

Your sales representative not only helps you to officially sign over your home and buy a new one, they can also help to direct you to professionals that can move your items for you. These individuals truly make your life easier if you let them.



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Toronto Real Estate Board - IDX Last Updated: 9/21/2017 6:36:31 AM