Self Storage – Guide to Moving
Understanding relocation requirements reduces stress and guarantees a successful move. We can help you plan ahead to avoid last minute panic.
Our Self Storage Moving Guide provides detailed, step-by-step information to ensure that the moving process is absolutely problem free. You can rely on our expertise of over 3 decades to make it a satisfying experience.
#10 Mini Storage is respected for the professional staff, service quality and competitive pricing it offers residential customers in Brampton and Caledon.
Moving Tips and Information
We would like to help make your move less stressful. Here is an easy to follow guide to help you with your move. Organizing and preparing weeks ahead will reduce your stress and it will decrease your chances of overlooking important items.
6-8 Week before Moving:
Start by taking an inventory of items in each room and making separate lists of the items you plan on taking to your new home, items you want to put into storage, items to be handled by the movers and items you will handle yourself.
Set a budget for moving expenses and start calling several moving companies for estimates.
Research and select a professional moving company. Once you have selected your mover, get a written cost for packing, timing and other necessary details.
Many moving expenses are deductible. Keep a file with important information and receipts for all moving related expenses.
If you are moving to a new community, find out about the schools, parks, recreation and community programs from the local Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to transfer all medical, property, fire and auto insurance with your insurance agent(s).
Put all your medical records in a safe place. Do not forget prescriptions, vaccination and pet records or any other important information.
4-6 Weeks before Moving:
If you are planning to do some or all the packing, start collecting moving and packing supplies. Moving supplies are available for purchase at our storage office.
Contact the post office and fill out a postal change of address form and provide your new address to all Utility companies.
Contact Utility companies to set up disconnection after your scheduled move out and to arrange connection at your new address.
If you have pets, make arrangements for transportation. Find out if there are specific requirements for pet ownership in your new township. Also obtain the veterinarian records if you are moving to a new city, province or country. Pack items you don’t use often and donate or have a garage sale of the items you no longer use.
2-4 Weeks before Moving:
If you have young children, you might want to arrange for a baby-sitter on moving day to ensure they remain safe during the loading process. Remember to return library books and anything you have borrowed. Also, collect items you have loaned to friends.
You may NOT want to pack your valuables in the moving van, think about taking them in your own vehicle.
If renting a storage unit, determine which items go to storage and which items go to your new home.
Don’t forget anything stored in basements, attics and closets. If moving to a new city, province or country, don’t forget about clearing out safety deposit boxes.
Dispose of inflammable items like fireworks, cleaning fluids, acids and other hazardous items.
1 Week before Moving:
Make sure your items are clearly labelled. For example: “Fragile”, “Load First”, “Do not load”
This is important to ensure the safety of your items.
Ensure that your moving company knows the correct address and phone number to get in touch with you until you get to your new home.
It is important to empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator at least one day before moving.
Make your plans flexible and be prepared in case of delays. Confirm travel arrangements and keep items you will need while the rest of your belongings are in transit.
Pack a box separately with the things you will need immediately upon arriving at your new home.
For example: Snacks, disposable plates and cups, bathroom items and trash bags.
Disassemble your computer and back up important computer files.
Moving Day and after:
Thoroughly check your closets, drawers, shelves, attic, basement and garage to make sure nothing is left.
Take final utility meter readings just in case of a discrepancy later. Turn off all the switches and lock all windows and doors.
Be around throughout the loading process. Inspect the premises and see to it that nothing is left behind.
There must be someone to direct the movers. The driver must have in writing your name and phone number. Also, remember to take destination agent’s name, address and contact number.
While unloading, make sure there is no damage and no items are missing. Make sure utilities are connected.
Plan out placement of major items.
Locate the hospitals, police station, fire station and veterinarian near your new home.
Check all appliances before installing.
From wide ranging storage unit sizes to durable moving supplies and ultra-modern, 24/7 easy access drive up storage facilities with high security, we’ve taken care of every little detail that will guarantee your peace of mind.
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