In all the planning to move to your new Mississauga home, don’t forget to address the predictable challenges. From having plenty of moving supplies on hand, to dealing with cranky kids, it’s time to intervene before relocation problems get you down.
In the weeks before your move date, make life a little easier by addressing these commonly seen moving concerns:
- Have a plan in place for your kids and your pets. Don’t assume that they’ll have the stamina to spend a whole day moving, or that they’ll love leaving their old house for a brand new one. Pets can be boarded with your vet, or with family friends. This helps them feel less stressed. You may want to get a babysitter for the kids, giving them a chance to have fun during the big move.
- Order all the moving supplies you’ll need in advance of your actual Mississauga move date. Make it simple by renting plastic moving boxes and bins from Blue Bins. That way, you won’t be scrambling around at the last minute looking for packaging for your belongings.
- Start throwing things away before your relocation. Sell them, toss them or donate them. This goes for everything from clothing to furniture. If you haven’t used something in many years, it may be time to let it go and allow someone else to benefit from it. Besides, why pay to move something that you’re not realistically going to ever use.
- Figure out if you’re hiring professional movers, or moving yourself with the help of friends and family members. Then, get your move date set in stone and on everyone’s calendars. Nothing is worse than waiting until the last minute and finding out that you can’t move when you want.
- If your child will be going to a different school, plan for a school visit in advance of the move. This helps school-age kids get insight into their upcoming educational lifestyles. It also helps them emotionally prepare for meeting peers and forging friendships.
- Clean your new house before you move in, if at all possible. That way, you can spend more time enjoying the first few days than worrying that things like the kitchen, bathtub and toilets need to be scrubbed.
- Have enough food and drink on hand to feed everyone. Hunger sneaks up on you quickly when you’re moving Mississauga supplies and furnishings!
- Put aside time to breathe during the relocation day. Even five minutes of downtime can help you reset yourself psychologically. You’ll be happier because you took this step, and everyone around you will be happier, too.
Blue Bins can’t help you order food for your big Mississauga move, but we can help you with all your moving supplies and related needs! Contact us as soon as your move is in place, and we’ll work to figure out how many of our plastic bins and boxes to rent for your relocation.