Often the fridge and freezer are built in now, so this is a tip only for those that you are moving to your new house.
Switch them off the day before your move, defrost and unplug so that they can be moved easily and safely. Put anything you want to take food-wise into cool bags or an ice box for the move itself and always allow the fridge/freezer to stand for a while in its new home before switching it back on.
Remember you are not limited to colors, shapes or themes. But it can be fun to get food stickers for the kitchen, pet stickers for your pets things, flowers or frilly ones for the girls and trucks or sports for the boys. Keep in mind this is supposed to be a fun way to get the kids involved and keep them interested in their move. Have them place the stickers in the same area on each box in a visible area so that when moving day arrives it is easy for the movers to see. You will be amazed at how quickly this will help your move go if all boxes are clearly labeled and ready to go. If you have time you can have them create their labels out of construction or colored paper.
So heres a summary of what are some very useful moving tips (from movers in Calgary) :
Moving house costs.
Why would you want to add to this cost by paying to move things you dont use or need?
We all have items in our house that have long been forgotten usually ending up in the garage, loft or shed, but they could be lurking anywhere.
Before you start your packing is the perfect time to go through everything and have a good sort out.
Moving is a fresh start, so the last thing you want to take with you are things that you dont need or use any longer.
Decluttering before you sell means that you only move what you really need and you will not only save money by doing so, but you will also save time in the new house by not having to unpack and deal with all that stuff in the future.
I call that a win-win!
I always suggest going around your home and taking photos of your valuables and breakables before they get packed up.
If for any reason things get broken, damaged or lost during the moving process, at least you have a record of them. (Just quick snaps on the camera on your mobile phone will be good enough).
TIP Its worth doing this anyway for things in your house, as it can help with insurance claims if you get burgled or theres a fire etc. I use the home inventory in my Home File for this.
By now your car will be very full! (valuables, paperwork, essentials box and a box for each child), but theres one thing extra thats worth taking with you and that is bedding.
If you have your bedding ready to go when you get to your home whether you arrive late at night or have more time to unpack, you know that you have something to sleep on and be more comfortable on that first night.
After all things can go slowly on moving day, and you may not get your keys until its really too late to start unpacking so best be prepared!.