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Mississauga Office: 905.812.8123
Halton Hills Office: 905.877.5257
Direct: 416.951.1633

Tips for Packing Like a Pro

  1. Develop a master “to do” list so you won’t forget something critical.
  2. Purge! Get rid of things you no longer want or need. Have a garage sale, donate to charity, or recycle.
  3. Before throwing something out remember to ask yourself how frequently you use an item and how you would feel if you no longer had it.
  4. Pack like items together. Put toys with toys, kitchen utensils with kitchen utensils.
  5. Decide what, if anything, you plan to move yourself. Precious items, such as family photos, valuable breakables, or must-haves during the move, should probably stay with you.
  6. Use the right box for the item and do not over-pack boxes. Loose items encourage breakage.
  7. Put heavy items in small boxes so they are easier to lift. Keep weight under 50lbs. if possible.
  8. Wrap every fragile item separately and pad the bottom and sides of boxes.
  9. Label every box on all sides. You never know how they will be stacked and you do not want to have to move other boxes aside to find out what is there.
  10. Use colour-coded labels to indicate which room each item should go in. Colour-code a floor plan for your new house to help movers.
  11. Keep your moving documents together, including phone numbers, driver’s name and van number.
  12. Inspect each box and all furniture for damage as soon as it arrives. Remember, most movers won’t take plants.
A couple with boxes, packing their house, getting ready to move.
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