How to pack for your move from BC to Ontario?

    Packing for a move can be a nightmare. There’s just so much to do that it can easily become overwhelming. Of course, here at Centennial Moving we are happy to offer our help to any fellow Canadian in need of moving assistance. However, not everyone wants somebody else to pack them. And, some people can’t even afford to pay for packers. That’s why it’s safe to say that many people simply need to figure out packing on their own. But that can be pretty hard, especially if you have to pack for your move from BC to Ontario, or another equally as demanding move. It’s no secret that long-distance moving can be very draining and even more time-consuming. Because of that, it’s very important to make sure you’re packing properly, as well as managing packing properly, in order to make your upcoming long distance move as smooth as possible.

    Packing for your move from BC to Ontario should begin with planning and organization

    The first thing you should do before you start packing for your move is to plan and organize the move. Just doing that will make moving from BC to Ontario that much easier. But, not only will the whole move be a lot smoother, the packing, in particular, will likely also be a lot quicker and less stressful. How? Well, you’ll know exactly when you have to do something and why you have to do it at that exact time. Also, with a schedule, you’ll be less prone to procrastination. All this will lead to you being able to dedicate time and energy to packing during the designated packing time without worrying about other things and moving-related tasks. So, if you wish to pack without stress, planning, organization, and scheduling are your friends!

    An open notebook on a desk.

    Planning can help you pack for your move from BC to Ontario with a lot more ease!

    Getting the right supplies is a must when packing for a long distance move to Ontario

    Unless you wish to be dealing with flimsy, barely-holding-it-together moving boxes on your moving day, you should definitely invest in quality supplies. Luckily, BC offers all sorts of amazing quality moving supplies that should certainly find their way onto your list of packing supplies. But even though there are some “fancy” extras that are not a must but are nice to have, like cute, stick-on moving labels, or packing peanuts, there are also some packing staples that you should definitely get and also shouldn’t cheap out on. These supplies are:

    • Heavy-duty moving boxes
    • Strong duct tape
    • Quality bubble wrap
    • Markers

    These basic supplies are enough to get you on the way to Ontario without any issues. That said, if you do decide that you can’t be bothered with packing, keep in mind that province to province movers, Canada residents love, use the highest quality supplies for packing their clients’ belongings. But if you still decide to pack for your relocation to Ontario on your own, know that quality supplies are a must for easy packing and safe relocation of your belongings.

    Getting enough of each packing supply is also important

    Being interrupted while packing by something as easily avoidable as running out of supplies can be so annoying. Plus, it can completely ruin your day and throw you off your schedule. That’s why it’s best to make a generous estimate of how much of what you’ll need to complete your packing without any issues. It’s always best to have a bit extra than not have enough.

    A woman stressing out.

    Running out of supplies mid-packing can be stressful!

    Finally, get to packing for your move to Ontario from BC… Well, not quite…

    So far you should be aware of the fact of how important planning is. The same goes for planning the packing itself. You shouldn’t start throwing things into boxes mindlessly. Of course, you could, but that would make packing for your move to Ontario much longer, more inefficient, and quite a bit messier. That’s why you should first consider:

    • What room you are going to start with
    • Which items are you going to pack first
    • What items should you pack together
    • What items you shouldn’t pack until the end because you’ll likely need them

    Of course, you can go in whichever order you like. However, as a rule of thumb, you should start with rooms you use the least. It’s also good practice to pack room by room and start with smaller and more fragile items. Also, it’s good practice to group together similar items of similar sturdiness. And, of course, pack what you’ll likely need the longest last.

    Now you can actually start packing for your move to Ontario

    Now that you have everything and know quite a bit about best moving practices, it’s time to actually start packing. But, you might be thinking “Hey, Centennial Moving team, I’ve never packed. How do I ensure my belongings don’t get damaged?”, and if you feel this way, know that you’re not alone. Most people who don’t opt for relocation services Canada offers feel this way. Luckily, we’ll teach you how to pack your belongings, step by step.

    1. Set up a box you’re about to pack.
    2. Think about what you’re packing and consider if the item needs extra protection.
    3. If you decide that your item needs some extra padding, wrap it in a generous amount of bubble wrap. Keep in mind that soft and flexible items like clothes or plushies don’t really require wrapping.
    4. If you wrapped your item, make sure to secure it with duct tape.
    5. Then, place your item in the box you previously set up.
    6. Continue doing this until your box is full.
    7. Once your box is full, seal it shut with duct tape. Make sure to use enough.
    8. After your box is sealed, label it with a marker.
    A man sealing a moving box tightly since that's important when attempting to pack for your move from BC to Ontario.

    Proper packing is the only way to ensure the safety of your belongings!

    See? Packing for a long-distance move is not that hard!

    And voila! It’s super easy to pack for your move from BC to Ontario. If you follow our short guide, there’s no doubt your belongings will be packed and ready to go in no time. Just make sure you’re staying organized and planning thoroughly. Get some quality supplies in there and a few good tips and you’ll be ready for a move before you can say knife!


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