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Checklist: how to prepare for moving to a new apartment

Moving to a new home means starting a new life. However, it is believed that it is easier to survive two fires than one crossing. But if everything is carefully planned and prepared in advance, then everything will go quickly, clearly and even bring pleasure.

We will tell you how to prepare for an independent move and not miss anything.

✅ Get rid of unnecessary

An excellent opportunity to arrange a global audit of things, furniture and equipment. Critically evaluate what you have acquired and think about what is really needed and what is not. The golden rule is that you haven't used a thing for over a year, it is unlikely that you will need it at all. Check more about Ottawa movers at the our website for more info.

If things are in good condition, but there is no place for them in your new life, they can be exchanged, given for recycling and charity, or even sold by organizing a "garage sale" or posting ads on special sites for a small price. Also, many stores take back furniture and appliances bought from them and pay money for it.

As a last resort, throw it away. Otherwise, you will overpay for garbage transportation.

✅ Measure the dimensions of furniture and appliances

Walk with a tape measure over all the large-sized equipment and furniture that you will take with you: you will appreciate the scale of transportation and be sure that a bulky grand piano or a huge double bed will pass through the doorways of your new apartment.

✅ Make a placement plan

Make a rough plan for the arrangement of equipment and furniture in the new apartment. This way you don't have to drag and drop large objects from one room to another several times and stumble over countless boxes.

✅ Find a car for transportation and hire movers

After you have estimated the scale of what needs to be transported, you can look for a company that will be engaged in cargo transportation. The cost will depend on the time spent on the job and the number of hands that you need.

It is always best to choose a trusted company. Read reviews on the Internet, ask friends and acquaintances for recommendations.

Inform the contractor in advance all the details: date, time, distance between areas, floor, availability of a freight elevator and dimensions of things - you will immediately find out the exact cost of services and can avoid unpleasant surprises.

Conclude an agreement and carefully read the terms of the company - what responsibility it takes for things, missed deadlines, damage to home property.

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