What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says moving? Does your mind automatically think of a grand adventure where you get to recreate a space that reflects you, explore new neighborhoods, and make friends with your new neighbors, or are you on the other side of the spectrum? Do you immediately think of the endless hours packing, the multiple paper and box cuts that could happen to you, and the time that will take to find something that you need once it is packed away?
There are two sides to every argument, but with a little bit of planning and preparation you can help to lessen any feelings of dread that the mere thought of packing and moving bring about. Here are a few simple steps that you can take to make the moving process so a little bit smoother and more of a joyful journey.
• When planning the moving process make sure that your lease dates match up. The day that you move out of your old place and into your new place should be on the same day. This of course at times is an impossible feat. When faced with a gap in lease agreements the best way to handle it is to find a storage unit Toronto space. Find a self storage space that is near your new home and place all of your furniture and belongings safely into storage while you wait for the new lease to begin. While you cannot live in your self storage unit your belongings can live there for the duration of the gap in leases.
• When moving out of your fourth floor walk up apartment think about how tiring it would be to move everything down all those stairs in one day. Think of the lifting, the pushing, the muscle ache that could accompany such a task. Instead of waiting to move everything down all four flights of stairs on one day, stagger the moving out with a storage unit Toronto space. As you pack boxes you can place them into your self storage unit, and when you need help moving down furniture or heavy items see if some of your friends of family members could help you out on those days.
• If possible give yourself plenty of time to move, unpack and settle in. It may be a little too hectic to start a new job the day after you move to town. Give yourself time to settle in, explore the area a little, and the time to move all of your stuff in.
• When starting the packing process for a move you can also use the process to eliminate any clutter from your life. Ask yourself, do you use this? Do you wear this? Do you even like this lamp? While it may be difficult to arrange a garage sale or sell your items online during the moving process, by utilizing a storage unit Toronto space you can set aside all those items until after the move to sell and make back a little of the money you spent on moving.
As you can see by just these few examples, having a self storage unit space during the packing and moving process can be a great help.
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