When you close the door on your old house for the last time, it’s a great idea to leave the new owners a welcome pack.
If you happen to have older kids or teenagers you can get them involved using the same techniques or maybe a simple promise of a night out on their new town. Take them out to see a movie, go to the mall or out to eat at a local popular eatery. Try being creative, Calgary is a fun town for all ages. Museums, theme parks, theatres, plays, sport complexes or school groups.
So heres a summary of what are some very useful moving tips (from best movers in Calgary) :
Does everything fit your new home?
Furniture that is in your existing home may well not fit into your new home, and it’s best to know this up front so you can sell it / donate it before you move.
Take some time to measure doorways etc. and work out whether the larger items of furniture (your sofa/dresser etc.) will fit into your new space.
There would be nothing worse than leaving a sofa on the front garden on moving day!
TIP – This is also an useful exercise for working out whether you have suitable space for all your furniture. If you are downsizing it’s worth working out what can and cannot fit into your new home, and sorting these out before moving day
I always suggest going around your home and taking photos of your valuables and breakables before they get packed up.
If for any reason things get broken, damaged or lost during the moving process, at least you have a record of them. (Just quick snaps on the camera on your mobile phone will be good enough).
TIP – It’s worth doing this anyway for things in your house, as it can help with insurance claims if you get burgled or there’s a fire etc.. – I use the home inventory in my Home File for this.
Moving when you have children can have its own set of issues. Children often don’t want to move as they like routine and are unsure of the unknown.
If you get them involved in the process and excited about the move then it can take this uncertainty out of the equation.
Get them to pack their own box for the move, and remember to pack this into your car on moving day (the last thing you want is for this specific box to go missing.).
In it you can have things like: –
Favourite teddy / doll
Book to read
Bedroom items to create their own space asap
Nightlight / reading lamp / torch
Change of clothes and bedtime clothes
You can then get them to unpack this themselves which will help them feel right at home immediately.
There’s nothing worse than getting to a new house and having to open all the boxes to find the night light they won’t sleep without..