Once the moving van, or your friend’s car, has pulled away and you find yourself surrounded by stacks of plastic moving boxes in your Toronto home. Empty walls, settling into your new house, condo, or apartment in Toronto can seem overwhelming. Nothing about this new space feels like home yet, and it can feel like a lot of work needs to be done before you feel like the new place belongs to you. But follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to being settled in your new home!
A clean home is a happy home! You want to be able to relax in your new space without worrying about it being dirty or feeling cluttered. Start off with cleaning your floors and baseboards before they get blocked by heavy furniture. Don’t forget to wipe down the closets and drawers. You brought clean clothes and belongings from your last place and stored them in clean plastic moving boxes. The last thing you want to do is put them in dusty closets or drawers.
Move boxes into the right room
Instead of carrying items back and forth across your apartment, move your labelled boxes into the room that they belong in. Blue Bins offers a dolly rental with their plastic moving boxes in Toronto, which makes it a snap to get the boxes into the right rooms. Moving can feel like a marathon, so give yourself a break by having things in the right place to begin with.
Think about the different things that you will need right away to get comfortable in your new place, and get these unpacked first. Having a bed all set up for you to crash in, and easy access to showering items, will help you end the day on a better note!
Set up things that make you happy
What items do you have in your house that makes you feel like you’re in a home, and not an anonymous hotel room? Have them unpacked earlier on in your moving process! Whether it’s setting up your collection of Harry Potter books, hanging up your favourite family photos, or leaving the spice rack out in the kitchen, these are just some personal touches you can add to the space right away that will go a long way to making you feel more comfortable.
Clear boxes and packing material as you go
Don’t leave empty boxes in every room in the house. Blue Bins’ plastic moving boxes in Toronto are easily stacked, so choose a location by the door and stack empty boxes there as you go. It’s also a nice visual reminder of how much progress you are making as you unpack! If you used any packing materials like bubble wrap or recycled newspaper, it’s good to have a garbage bag by the door for them so that you aren’t finding pieces of newspaper under your bed weeks after you’ve moved in.
An empty house, apartment, or condo in Toronto can take a while to feel like home, but once you follow these easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to feeling more settled in. Blue Bins can make these steps easier for you with plastic moving box rentals. It’s also nice to know that the first thing you did for your new neighbourhood was to limit the amount of garbage that you brought with you.
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