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January 9, 2015

Moving to Ottawa: Here’s How to Make the Move Easier

By: Heather @ 3:40 pm

Moving homes can be an extremely stressful and difficult time. It requires a lot of careful planning, as well as ensuring that everybody and everything is in the right place at the right time. Whether you are moving to Ottawa, or to anywhere else in the country, below are some tips that you can follow in order to help make the move as trouble-free and stress-free as possible.

Packing Items

The boxes, cartons, and other packing items that you use during the move need to be purchased well in advance, and no matter how many boxes you buy, you will almost never have enough. Buy labels too, so that you can easily identify what is in each of the cartons when you arrive.

Packing the First Items

Once you have the boxes and other items ready, start packing as soon as possible. Clear out any junk rooms, basements, and attics, and pack these items first, getting rid of any items that won’t be making the move with you. Give away good quality items to charity, and consider selling some of the very best. Throw away anything you won’t use; treat your move like a new beginning, especially if you are downsizing to a smaller apartment or house.

Items found in the attic and basement are likely to be those that you use least, and this means that packing them first shouldn’t cause any frantic box opening to find essential paperwork, before you start moving to Ottawa. You can pack the items in your living and other main rooms closer to the date, but don’t leave it too late.

Using a Professional Moving Company 

Ensure that you use a professional moving company, as they will be able to help ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible when moving to Ottawa. They will be able to look at all the items that need moving, and help you to choose the most appropriate types of packing carton, and ensure that you buy enough of them. In some cases, they will be able to put you in touch with companies that sell all the items that you require. As well, Westmount Moving knows the Ottawa-Gatineau area extremely well, meaning your items will be delivered safe, secure and on time!

Packing the Last Items

Items such as personal paperwork, jewellery, and any small fragile items with sentimental value, should be packed last, and you should ideally move these to your new property yourself. On the day that you are moving to Ottawa there will be items that you need to pack in an overnight bag, including a suitcase of clothes, toiletries, and other important personal items that may be used during your first night’s stay at your new destination.

Letting People Know You’re Moving to Ottawa

Ensure that you let everybody know that you are moving to Ottawa in plenty of time. This includes utility companies, schools, and any other important personal and business contacts. If you leave it to the last minute, you may find yourself stressed and pressed for time to tie up all loose ends before you move!

Moving To Ottawa

Moving to Ottawa is a major step in life, and any moving day can be stressful and difficult. However, using a professional moving company like Westmount Moving can help ensure that you have help from the planning right through to the unpacking stage. Using professionals will remove a lot of the stress, and have you settled in your new home before you know it.

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