In Hamilton Ontario, the 2021 moving season during the summer and fall was completely nuts. The real estate market was hot and send lots of people from Toronto (GTA) to the Hamilton and Niagara Region. Many movers were booked to capacity and had to turn down lots of customers. Which in turn forced people to have to move on their own. Due to the issues with not enough homes to meet demand, we’re predicting a crazy 2022 moving season.
We know that moving is stressful for people. As moving experts in the Hamilton and Niagara areas, here are some tips to make the process a little easier and prepare you for moving into your new home.
Best Advice For A Stress-Free Move
To avoid last-minute surprises, book as far ahead as possible. By doing so, you will not only be able to secure your preferred moving date, but you will also be able to tackle your move checklist in digestible steps.
Plus, if you have the time to sort, sell, and donate unwanted items, it will save you money by not having to move things you don't need. The extra cash will help to pay for some of the moving costs.
Ask for Help
You can't put your responsibilities on hold when you have a busy life. We recommend reaching out and asking for some help from your family and friends. The idea is to get some help with packing, unpacking.
This will give you a bit more time to manage other things. If you find that it’s difficult to get help, you can always consider a full-service moving that includes everything including packing and unpacking services.
Leave Space for Somewhere to Relax
During the moving process, your home can become cluttered - even chaotic. You should take a few minutes out of your busy schedule each day to relax and detach from the mayhem. A spot to meditate, reflect, or just relax is crucial, whether it's on the patio, in a reading nook, or even in the basement.
Being overwhelmed makes it easy to forget to take care of yourself. Put something aside that promotes mindfulness, relaxation, and self-care. Having a few favourite items to turn to during downtime can be calming, regardless of whether you enjoy an at-home spa experience, literature, painting or listening to music.
Make Essential Documents Accessible
Digging through boxes during a move is the last thing you want to do if you have to look for essential documents. Organize all your important documents including your signed moving contract, utilities, mortgage information, lease agreements and other important documents into a folder that you can easily access.
Say Your Goodbyes
You created friendships and made wonderful memories at your old address. Closing loose ends with your favourite places or friends will prepare you for what lies ahead. Make sure you say goodbye and wish your neighbours the best. Ask for their number if you want and reach out from time to time.
It is important for your psyche to recognize there is light at the end of the tunnel. Plan where you would like to go and things you would like to do in your new neighbourhood. By keeping your eyes on the prize, you'll achieve your goal.
While the moving process can be challenging, we are here to move you to a new home so you can continue living your life. You can find great moving tips and advice on our blog. We recommend that you also read these articles for some great tips.
Choose Morrison Moving for a Stress-Free Move
Planning your move? Be sure to reach out to Morrison Moving for the best moving experience. We’re an award-winning moving company that offers the best customer service and support.
We highly recommend that you check out our testimonials page on our website.
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