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Thinking of Moving In The New Year?
Packing up your home to move can be a daunting task any time of the year; but preparing to move in the new year, when there’s snow and unpredictable weather can be exceptionally stressful! Here are a few things to consider this month if you know you’ll be moving in the new year.
Start Your Spring Cleaning NOW!
The worst thing you can do is pack and move junk to a new home. Set aside a weekend in January to go through your basement and decide what can go! This is especially important if you are downsizing. Taking the opportunity to plan a well-timed junk removal can save you time and storage space in your new place.
Pack the Holidays away with care
If you have holiday decorations on display right now, make sure you plan to pack them well once the festivities are over. After all, they won’t just be sitting in the corner in the basement. They’re going up on the truck and will be jostled around until they find their new home! Taking a little extra time to make sure that your breakables are wrapped with care will ensure that they will still be in perfect condition when you’re ready to decorate in your new home.
Packing the Garage
Of course, you’ll need to keep the snowblower, shovels, salt, etc accessible but you won’t really need your gardening tools! Take the opportunity to inspect your equipment for broken items (you might find an item to include in your junk removal). When packing your gardening tools for transport, make sure you keep all battery chargers together with the equipment and cover any sharp ends.
Maintaining Your driveways and walkways
If you do sell before the spring, remember to keep your walkway and driveway clear for the moving truck! The movers will have wet boots and metal ramps and be walking in and out of your home many times. Making the entrances as safe as possible for them is of paramount importance!
All the best to You and Yours in 2018!