Condo living can be a great way to have access to a variety of amenities without being responsible for the maintenance and upkeep. It’s also one of the more affordable ways to own property while being in the thick of things in the centre of Toronto. If you have never moved into a condo before though, there can be some things you need to pay special attention to. We’ve outlined a few tips below (including how moving bin rentals can help) to make sure that your next move into a condo is as seamless as possible!
Downsize Your Belongings
If you are moving from a house or larger apartment, you’ll probably need to get rid of some of your belongings. Moving is a great time to get rid of things that you no longer need or use. Whether it’s the skis that you haven’t used in 5 years, your old textbooks, or clothes that still have the tags on them, moving is a great time to minimize your belongings. If you do this before you start packing, you’ll also save yourself from packing and moving stuff that you will just end up donating later.
Before you bring that couch all the way to your new place, make sure it will fit in your living room! Measure your space and your belongings to ensure that everything fits. If you decide that you need to get rid of any furniture or appliances, check with local charities about donating them. Many charities will pick up furniture that is in good condition! If not, contact your municipality to find out about leaving furniture out for garbage pickup.
Book Your Move-In Time
Condos don’t always have the best soundproofing, especially around doors. To make a good impression with your new neighbours, choose a move in time that isn’t too early. Blue Bins also offers the option to rent a dolly with your moving bin rentals, which can make moving your boxes through hallways a lot quieter, and much easier! Most condos require you to book a move in time with the building manager. Remember to do this well in advance in order to get your preferred date and time.
Follow the Rules
In addition to booking a moving time, most condos have specific rules around move-ins, including the maximum number of hours for moving things into your condo, a specific elevator to use, and rules around garbage disposal. Plastic moving bin rentals means that you don’t have to worry about that last rule. Blue Bins can also pick up your boxes after the move, so all you need to do is stack them in your condo as you unpack and have peace of mind that they will be picked up without breaking any rules!
Consider Storage Options
Some condos have great storage built into the unit, but many of them have small closets and insufficient or poorly organized storage. Before you move all of your stuff in, look at the storage in your new condo. You may decide that you want to purchase some extra shelving or storage solutions to keep your space tidy. By doing this ahead of time, it will be easier to keep your things in organized as you unpacked. You may still need to add or modify some storage once you get settled, so consider this in your planning budget.
Moving into a condo means you have to consider a lot of different things, but moving bin rentals from Blue Bins can take a few things off your plate to keep your life as stress free as possible. Plan ahead and contact us for a quote by visiting our website here or by calling 1-888-502-2467. You can also check out our previous post “How to Go from a Stack of Plastic Moving Boxes to a Home in Toronto” to make sure that you get settled into your new condo with ease.