Moving Made Easy

Moving doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Follow our ultimate moving guide and checklist to organize your moving supplies and prepare the for the unexpected. We've got helpful tips and packing list essentials to save your time and sanity.

Download Your Ultimate Moving Checklist

Do you want to make sure you move goes smoothly? Download our Ultimate Moving Checklist to stay organized! 

Two Months Out

You can start packing early by beginning with seasonal and rarely-used belongings first.

Get Organized

Use an app or a binder to keep your paperwork for estimates, receipts, and important dates together in one spot.

Research Your Options

Whether you're just renting a truck or hiring a moving company, start gathering your estimates.

Purge Everything

Put aside items you won't take on your move, room by room. Consider selling your extra things online or donating to charity.

Take Note Of Valuables & Fragile Items

Put them aside for special packing and ask your moving company about insurance coverage.

One Month Out

Give Your Family & Friends Your New Contact Info

Throw a party or send a note to let them know about your move.

Buy Your Moving Supplies

If you haven't kept original packaging for some of your belongings, you'll need new boxes and other essentials, like bubble wrap and tape.

Label Everything, Especially Electronics Wires & Cables

Keep stray pieces sealed in a plastic bag and taped to the back of the unit.

Start Packing Non-Essentials

Use this time to start packing non-essential items. Think of items you rarely use - like a light fixture in a rarely used room, home decor pieces, any clothes that are not in season. etc. 

Two Weeks Out

Book Time Off From Work

Let your employer know about your move.

Follow Up & Confirm Plans

Make sure you’ve booked any service elevators and that your moving company or truck is locked in. Arrange for utilities setup at your new home to start one day before move-in.

Submit Change Of Address Paperwork

Update your government IDs and contact your bank, doctor, dentists, insurance providers, Canada Post, subscription services, etc. You can also set up mail forwarding to ensure you don't miss anything.

One Week Out

Confirm your new landlord's contact information in case you need to reach him/her on moving day.

Continue Packing

Start packing your essentials! You can also keep your clothes grouped together on hangers and cover them with a garbage bag to quickly add them again to your new closet. Remember to stretch wrap any furniture with drawers and carefully wrap any fragile items. 

Pack Oft-Used Items In A Clear Plastic Bin

Items such as paper towels and phone chargers will be easy to see and access when you need it.

Clean & Defrost Your Fridge & Freezer

Learn more about our appliance installation services to make your move easier.

Moving Day

Take Photos To Keep Reminds & Records

Snapshots make it easier to hook up systems and come in handy when dealing with any deposit issues or problems with your landlord.

Clean Up Your Old Space

While the movers are taking boxes out, give your old place a quick cleaning up. You and your landlord might need to inspect it together before returning your keys.

Grab The Bare Essentials For Your New Home

These two rooms are typically the most used in a home, so get them ready for use right away. Setting up these high-traffic areas will give peace of mind in the early weeks after settling in.

What Size Boxes Do I Need?

Stress-Free Packing Tips

Space Fillers

Store stuffed animals, pillows, and blankets in trash bags and use them to cushion breakable items in the moving truck.

No Heavy Lifting

Store heavy items like books in suitcases with wheels to avoid lifting.

Garbage Bag Packing

Keep clothing on their hangers and simply place a garbage bag over your group of hangers to keep everything together for a simple move from one closet to the next.

First Night

Pack a box for the first night you'll be in your new home. Include toilet paper, the coffee pot, dishes, utensils, and basic cleaning supplies.

Colour Code Everything

Use colour labels to mark boxes by room. Red for the kitchen, blue for the living room, and so on.

Photograph Electronic Hook-Ups

Eliminate the guesswork with trying to figure out which cord goes where. Take a picture of how electronics are hooked up for an effortless connection.

Should I Hire Movers?

There's many things you need to consider when deciding whether movers are the best option for you. Are you moving locally or in a short distance? Do you have a lot to move? If your move is local and don't have much to move…consider a DIY move and get friends and family to help. Show them your appreciation with pizza!

If your move is more complex, consider hiring movers for a stress-free move. Be sure to do your research to make sure that not only are you getting the best deal, but you're making the best decision for the safety and security of your personal belongs. Here's a few things to bear in mind when researching movers, as well as other questions to tick off your checkl

Shopping List: Essential Moving Supplies

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