How to make moving into a new home less of a chore

Whether you've hired movers or plan to do it yourself, these experts share their best tips for getting settled faster.
June 13, 2019 10:20 a.m. EST
June 13, 2019 10:20 a.m. EST

Let's be honest, no one really likes moving. It's chaotic, messy, and all around exhausting. However, we all know that incredible feeling when you finally do get settled into your new home. One family wrote in to us for help with their big move because they had a particularly tricky situation; Ainsley's husband Robyn would be away for work training when they have to move from their small condo into their new house, and she herself would be seven months pregnant. Needless to say, they could use a few helping hands. Our team of experts stepped in to make their new house their dream home in record time, and their sharing their best moving tips with all of us!


Purge at the same time as packing. Make a pile for items to give away to charities like Salvation Army or the furniture bank so you don't move pieces you are likely to never use again.


Avoid the slow move-in. Knock it all off on one weekend, rather than stretching it out over a period of time by doing a bunch of runs in a smaller vehicle. It seems cheaper and less daunting, but it really just prolongs the pain. Rip it off like a band-aid!


Make an essentials cleaning kit, because you never know what you're going to run into. This should includes:

  1. Toilet/bathroom supplies for first few days
  2. Garbage bags
  3. Basic cleaning supplies
  4. Important papers/phone numbers you will need access too
  5. Cellphone cords etc. to charge your stuff until you unpack”


Re-key all locks immediately and make copies for your family AND clear all codes programmed into the garage door opener or electronic locks in the house. You'll sleep better at night. 

Thank You

Our team of experts weren't the only ones who helped Robyn and Ainsley get settled, these amazing companies stepped in to provide products and services to make their new home the perfect place to raise their new baby. 

Philips Hue  | Ring Video Doorbell  |  Ring Spotlight Cam Solar  |  Apple Homepod  |  Linksys Velop Wifi Freedom  |  Home Hardware  |  Home Painters Toronto  | OnTime Electic  |  Blinds To Go  |  Arborwood Tree Services  |  The Outside Element  |  Lazy Lawn  |  Terra Greenhouses    |  Weber BBQ  |  Homesense  |  Ikea  |  Bed Bath and Beyond  |  BuyBuy Baby  |  Pro-Mix

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