Moving Tips for Making the Move to St. Albert, Alberta

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 11:54am.

No matter how short or far the distance, moving is a big job.  Fortunately, there are a few things you can do leading up to moving day that can help make your move to St. Albert, Alberta go a lot more smoothly.  These five moving tips can make a big difference in your move.

1)      Organize!

Don’t just throw everything you own in boxes.  Follow an organizational system to make your move to St. Albert a lot less complicated.  Pack the things you use all the time and will be needing right away last, and pack them in clear plastic bins so you can find them quickly.  Labeling is also an essential component of making the move to Alberta a lot less stressful.  Label what is in the box as well as what room the box is going in.  This will make it a lot easier on you—and your moving crew.

2)      Mind the weather.

If you are moving up from the States—or from Vancouver—remember that Alberta weather is a thing in itself.  If you are moving to St. Albert in the winter time, remember to keep that box of winter clothing handy.  If not, use your winter clothing when packing your moving boxes.  To save space—and money—pack your dishes and breakables in clean clothing (Socks work perfectly for protecting cups and glasses).  This will help you cut back on boxes, and you’ll keep your fragile belongings safe during the move.

3)      Ziplock bags and plastic wrap.

If your furniture is moving to Alberta with you, you are going to want to invest in some ziplock bags and plastic wrap.  To save space during you move to St. Albert, just take the breakables out of your dresser drawers.  Everything else can be held securely in place using press ‘n seal plastic wrap.  For any furniture that needs to be taken apart, use ziplock bags for the small pieces and screws.  These can be labeled and taped right to the bigger pieces to prevent any inconvenient losses.

4)      Don’t just use boxes.

Don’t feel like you have to use boxes for all your stuff.  Fill containers you already own to save yourself some space on your move to St. Albert, Alberta, and use garbage bags for things like clothing.  Garbage bags can be a lot less bulky, will squish along with your clothing, and will allow you to pack your clothes while still on their coat hangers, making unpacking as simple as moving.

5)      Pack an overnight bag.

It doesn’t matter how quick the move is, you are going to be tired when you get to St. Albert.  Pack an overnight bag with all your essentials in it so you don’t have to unpack any boxes as soon as you get to Alberta.

Following these simple tips can make moving to St. Albert, Alberta a lot simpler.

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