We’ve compiled a short checklist of moving tips that you’ll definitely appreciate the next time you do a move. While moves can be exciting, they can also be stressful. Check out the list below to keep you calm, cool, and collected.
Power clean your new place!:
Your new home is empty, so get cleaning! While this may seem rushed (moving trucks are on their way…) you’ll be glad you power cleaned the floors, bathrooms and appliances before mountains of boxes arrive at your doorstep.
Big items first:
Focus on getting the clunky appliances and furniture in first, as this is the most strategic and difficult step of the moving process. These items typically are more costly and require more time to move, so get them out of the way first.
24-hour items next:
Focus on the necessities: what do you need to survive the next 24 hours? Clothing, simple bedding, toiletries, snacks and your electronics are the basics which you’ll be reaching for the most.
One of the many reasons people use self-storage is that they’ve decided to downsize. For some of you, that may mean downsizing from a two-story home to a bungalow, or to a condo downtown. For others, this can mean a lot more.
A recent trend in homes are tiny houses, which are often residential structures under 500 square feet. This shift was propelled by a generation looking to be mortgage-free, with the added benefits of being able to pick-up-and-go, while leaving behind a smaller environmental impact.
We’ve collected a few of our favourite tiny home storage solutions, check them out below!
As storage buffs, we love when functional storage meets beautiful design. Over here at Hanover Storage, we’re always on the hunt for quick and easy (but beautiful) storage design ideas for our homes.
Check out some of our favourite ideas below:
1. Declutter Counters: we all accumulate so many appliances over the years and end up without much usable counter space. Install shelves above your workspace to free up space! If you’re a coffee or cocktail lover, use these shelves to create a “vertical coffee station” or “vertical bar cart”.
2. We love the idea of using glass containers for pantry organization, and there are lots of creative ways to label your collection, from glass etching, professionally printed labels, free-hand writing, and more.
3. This one if our personal favourite! The Walk-By Closet allows you to display your favourite shoes, bags, or outfits, all while making them easily accessible for you to grab-and-go, and freeing up your precious closet space.