10 best moving tips from the pros
for a successful move

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Moving is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. In fact, according to a 2020 survey of 1,000 participants, 43% of those surveyed who had made their last move on their own said they would never do it again.

One of the best things you can do to relieve some of the stress is hiring a moving company. But there is also something else you can do: anticipate. Preparing before the movers arrive saves time and thus saves money on the bill.

Here’s why we’ve listed 10 tips to help you prepare like a pro:

1. Label your boxes

Be sure to label all the boxes and write which room they go to. Put the small items and place them in small boxes, which you will then place in larger boxes or containers. This will ensure that your small boxes are easily found after the move.

2. Pack in advance

Pack as far in advance as possible. Start by packing off-season items and items you don’t use often. Ideally books and other occasional articles.

We provide packing materials and our movers are equipped with them and can handle the packing and unpacking. Get a free quote here.

3. Use the correct box sizes

When packing heavy items such as books and kitchen sets, be sure to put them in small boxes and not large boxes to avoid damaging and breaking what’s inside.

4. Wrapping papers

Be sure to pack all your cooking sets and other fragile items such as plates, glasses, and antique pieces before placing them in the boxes. 

If you want to be environmentally-friendly, use tea towels, towels and sheets to wrap up your fragile belongings to save on paper.

5. Wardrobe boxes

Wardrobe boxes are designed for carrying clothes or dressers, try to get them before you move out and store your clothes in them instead of using suitcases. You can rent or buy one from any local store, we can also sell one to you.

6. Sort out your stuff

We all have things we don’t need, the smartest thing to do before moving is to go through your lockers or basement before you move out of a house. This will save you time and space when moving.

You can donate in local donation centres such as Renaissance or have it picked up with Montreal Donations.

7. Get mattress bags

Wardrobe box / boite de garde-robe

Mattress bags are the best thing to protect your mattress before transporting it to the truck, as the floors of the truck are often dirty and can stain the mattress.

8. Take several trips

If you have 2-3 days to move into your new place, try to make as many trips as possible with small items that can fit in your car. It will save you a lot of time on moving day as small things take up time and it’s hard to pack in the truck.

9. New destination

Make sure to free up space in your new location for the furniture and boxes you have packed, so it will be easier and faster to unpack.

10. Parking

The most common mistake people make is not reserving a parking space for the truck. This is a big additional stress factor. Call your building if it’s a private parking or the city to reserve a “Temporary Occupancy of the Public Domain for Moving”, or get the form. Finally, if you are moving in the winter, be sure to clear a path out of the snow to pass your items safely.

Let the pros handle the hassle.

Looking for professional movers for your next move? We have the perfect team for you, get a free quote now.

COVID VACCINE ANNOUNCEMENT

At Quality Time Movers, we take COVID-19 very seriously and have implemented security measures to keep our employees and our clients safe.

All of our movers are vaccinated against COVID-19 and keep wearing masks during the job. They clean and disinfect the trucks and all of the equipments between jobs.

They also regularly and thoroughly wash their hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 please let us know before the move. 

Thank you,
Quality Time Movers Team