As all residential moving companies will tell you, moving into a condo is a lot different than moving into a house. When downsizing to a condo, you'll be faced with some unique challenges during the packing period and during the move which may require creative solutions. Here are six tips from the Toronto and North York movers at Francis Moving Co. that can help with your downsizing move to a condo.
1) Organize and label
Just as with any move, whether into a condo or into a house, you need to take the time to organize all of your belongings into boxes and to properly label those boxes. Be systematic in your approach; fill your boxes with items from the same room and you'll have a far easier time unpacking.
2) Use your move as an opportunity to get rid of clutter
If you're going to be downsizing to a condo, then chances are that you're not going to be able to fit all of your belongings into your new home. Use this move as a chance to throw out what you don't need anymore and to donate items that others could still use. You'll be able to start your life in your new home feeling less burdened.
3) Take measurements ahead of time
Downsizing to a condo means not only downsizing how much belongings you have, but how large those belongings are. You should take measurements before moving in to ensure that all of your existing furniture is going to fit or to budget for new furniture if some pieces are simply too large.
4) Secure storage, if necessary
What if you're not quite ready to get rid of certain belongings for whatever reason, but you also don't have space in your new condo for those belongings? Temporary or long-term storage might be a good idea depending on what you plan to do with those belongings in the future.
5) Book the service elevator
To make your move goes smoothly and to keep from inconveniencing other residents, you'll want to book the service elevator ahead of time. You'll especially want to book as early as possible if you'll be moving on the first or last of the month.
6) Work with a professional Toronto and North York moving company
Downsizing to a condo is hard enough, and trying to do it all yourself can be very stressful and time-consuming. Working with professional movers can help the process go much more smoothly and finish a lot faster.
Francis Moving Co. is a residential moving company in Toronto that doesn't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to moving. We'll come up with a strategy which is best suited to your unique situation, and we can provide all of the right moving materials and equipment to get the job done right.