When you close the door on your old house for the last time, its a great idea to leave the new owners a welcome pack.
If you happen to have older kids or teenagers you can get them involved using the same techniques or maybe a simple promise of a night out on their new town. Take them out to see a movie, go to the mall or out to eat at a local popular eatery. Try being creative, Calgary is a fun town for all ages. Museums, theme parks, theatres, plays, sport complexes or school groups.
So heres a summary of what are some very useful moving tips (from personal movers Calgary) :
Your current home works for you without really having to think about things anymore. You have the right flooring, furniture, window dressings etc that fit your lifestyle.
However, when you move you may have agreed to leave certain things in the house such as curtains, freezer etc..
As such, its worth making a list of these things, remembering to leave them behind and not pack them (put a sticker on things that the removals company shouldnt touch to be safe).
You dont want to end up moving only to find you have brought something with you that you shouldnt have!
Also worth considering is what you actually have in your new home.
Is anything being left (carpets/curtains/furniture etc), is there fitted storage etc.?
For example if youre moving from a house with all fitted wardrobes, and the new house has none, then you will need somewhere to hang your clothes asap you may therefore want to invest in some rails for the interim while you decide on suitable furniture etc
Or if you are leaving the curtains in your old house, you will definitely need some sort of window covering at least on the bedrooms windows in the new house (it may be worth asking them if its possible for them to leave certain curtains for you).
It will be worth making a shopping list and getting things sorted ahead of time, Im sure you agree!
Moving when you have children can have its own set of issues. Children often dont want to move as they like routine and are unsure of the unknown.
If you get them involved in the process and excited about the move then it can take this uncertainty out of the equation.
Get them to pack their own box for the move, and remember to pack this into your car on moving day (the last thing you want is for this specific box to go missing).
In it you can have things like:
Favourite teddy / doll
Book to read
Bedroom items to create their own space asap
Nightlight / reading lamp / torch
Change of clothes and bedtime clothes
You can then get them to unpack this themselves which will help them feel right at home immediately.
Theres nothing worse than getting to a new house and having to open all the boxes to find the night light they wont sleep without.