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Moving and Relocation Tips

Get your life and possessions organized for a peaceful move.

  • Regard moving as an opportunity to get rid of belongings you no longer need. Consider making”donate” and “sell” piles in each room for things you could do without.
  • People have a tendency to keep outdated paperwork for a very long time. Realize that paper is very heavy. Do yourself a favour and get rid of any outdated documents prior to moving.
  • Make sure you have a generous supply of packaging tape, scissors, markers and labels.
  • Defrost your refrigerator in time for moving day.
Packing and Labeling
  • Write everything down! Before you pack even one box, create a simple record keeping system, place a number on EVERY box you pack and list the contents.
  • When describing your box contents, make your life so much easier by being very precise and specific - "A-D files" is better than "files", and "Tulip dishes" rather than "misc. kitchen.
  • You will need LOTS of boxes - have enough boxes to make your packing much easier!
  • We can pack your boxes or supply packaging - Bubble Wrap, Plastics and Boxes.

Moving Out
  • Keep bookends with books, light bulbs with lamps, and extension cords with appliances. Small, loose parts can be attached to the item with tape or in small envelopes.
  • Keep the larger corresponding items (such as a cable TV cord) in Zip lock bags, and tape these to the underside or back of the item, shelf brackets with a bookcase and bolts with the wall unit.
  • Have a box of essentials you will need after your move and mark it brightly for easy location.
  • Do not overfill boxes- light items in large boxes and heavy items is small boxes.
Moving In
  • Designate a colour for each room in the new home, such as yellow for kitchen, orange for dining room etc. Apply coloured stickers on the box near the box number.
  • In your new home, put a matching sticker on the door to each room. The furniture removals company will then know where to put everything when they arrive at the new destination.
  • It is also helpful to post a big sign on the wall in the room where you want boxes stacked.
  • Keep the boxes out of furniture and traffic areas.

1. Preparing

We provide a packing service or packaging materials if you want to pack yourself. We have safe storage facilities.

2. Collecting

We have various sized removal vehicles to accommodate any size move including trucks of correct size & tonnage.

3. Moving

To ensure we send the correct size vehicle to do your move, please provide us with a detailed inventory of items.