By / OVM TEAM
First Apartment Tips from Ottawa Movers
Your Local Moving Company Offer Their Expertise for Your First Move
The time has come, and you’re finally moving into your own place for the first time. Congratulations are in order – as are wishes of good luck. It’s not easy to organizing your first move on your own, or transitioning into independence. There are responsibilities that will be entirely new, and must-have necessities that most people don’t think about until it’s too late. Fortunately for you, your local Ottawa movers have your back. Here are some tips for people moving into their first place:
Familiarize Yourself with Your New Neighbourhood
When you get to your new house or apartment, you’re going to spend the first few days running around grabbing essentials you didn’t manage before the move. By knowing where the closest grocery stores, drug stores, and more are, you can make your life a lot easier. Figuring out local bus routes and bike paths before you move is also never a bad idea.
Pack the Essentials
Toilet paper and non-perishable foodstuff are great things to have on hand before, but it doesn’t end there. Things you may never have thought about include dishracks, sponges, brooms, spare lightbulbs, glass cleaner, a cutlery tray, and at the very least a small tool kit including a hammer and a multi-use screwdriver. Fuses, flashlights, and candles are all lifesavers in the event of a blown fuse or power outage, and you will thank yourself later.
Do it while you pack, and you’ll save time trying to figure out where everything is later. If you hire a moving company, make sure that you mark boxes according to what room they should go in; bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room. This will save you time later on. By also marking fragile boxes, you’re also letting your Ottawa movers know which boxes to handle with extra care – handy if you want to keep using those Game of Thrones shot glasses for many years to come.
Never Take on More than You Have to Alone
No one is an island, and no move should be done alone. Ask your friends to help you pack, or your parents to take you grocery shopping on moving day. If you don’t have a friend with a large van or truck, save up and pitch in for a moving company. They can help you load, move, and unload everything at your place. Ottawa movers do this every day, and they know the best way to perform a safe, effective, and timely move, making them well worth the extra expense.