How do I prepare my house for moving?

April 14, 2023

Before you move into your new home, there are some things you need to accomplish in your soon-to-be “old house.” To keep things running smoothly during your moving day, we have a few recommendations to give you.

Make an inventory checklist

Ideally, it’s best to create a master list with all the items you plan to move with you. However, this is a very time-consuming task that you probably won’t have time for while in the middle of house paperwork and organizing. Instead of building a detailed list, you can opt for making one with things you want to leave behind or throw away. Most likely, you will have fewer items you no longer want. By doing this activity, you will set the groundwork for the move’s logistics: you’ll know the amount of packing supplies you’ll buy, an estimate of the move duration as well as the number of qualified movers you’ll require.

Buy packing supplies and pack

When you identified the items you want, get shopping with packing supplies! If you are packing your house by yourself, the best practice is to do so before your moving date and leave for last-minute only the items you will need that day. That way, on your moving date, you will have everything in hand and ready to go.

Fix any damages

One of the essential steps in prepping your house for the move is to fix any damage occasioned by you, when applicable. If you are leasing a unit, you are supposed to return the apartment in the same conditions you received it. To find out what minor repairs you are responsible for, you can visit the Tribunal administratif du logement to read more about your obligations and rights. On the other hand, if you are selling your home, the conditions are more flexible depending on what both parties agree upon. Whether you are renting or selling your current home, make sure to comply with your agreement to leave everything settled and avoid any future headaches.

Clean up

Lastly, it is common courtesy to leave the home clean for the next residents. After you move out all your belongings, it will be easier to mop the floors and clean counters…you will be surprised by the amount of dust and debris when the place is emptied out. Since you won’t have any items on your way, cleaning up shouldn’t take too long.

Win time and let our Mates take care of everything

To conclude, if you need help packing up your items and moving, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our Mates will help you organize your entire move you just have to go to our booking platform.

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