Essentials Box and How to Pack it for Moving in Canada

Essentials Box and How to Pack it for Moving in Canada

An essentials box is a box that you will need a few days before and after moving, and is usually packed when everything else is packed.

While packing the essentials box you should include all the items that you will need when you reach your new home in Toronto, ON, Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada. When emptying your shelves and cupboards for packing, put the essential items aside. An essentials box will help you during a first few days at your new place without the need for unpacking everything all at once.

Some people prefer to pack one essential box for every room of their house, while others pack just one essentials box. It really depends on your needs and requirements, but here are some of the items that you should have in your essentials box.

What to Pack into an Essentials Box?

Toiletries should definitely be added to your essentials box. If you are short on toiletries, go to the nearest store and buy them. Toiletries such as toilet paper, soap, dish soap and hand wash are a must.

You can also add some snacks into the essentials box, such as jam, butter, bread, soft drinks and coffee packets. Do not forget to add a few dishware, such as plates and mugs, as you will need them once you reach your new place. Small scissors or a knife should also be packed in the essentials box as they can be helpful.

Also, pack a flashlight, in case there are issues with power at your new place.

Since essentials box is going to be packed at the end, you can always help yourself by making a list of items that you will require. The easy way to make such list is by thinking what exactly you will need instantly when you reach your new location. For example, you might feel hungry when you reach your new place, but you most likely won’t have the time or the energy to unpack your kitchen and dishware items box. And your essentials box can be easily opened when you reach your new place and you get easily get all the necessary items.
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How to Pack Tools and Other Equipment when Moving in Canada

How to Pack Tools and Other Equipment when Moving in Canada

Sure you will need your tools while packing your belongings, but those tools will eventually have to be packed and moved as well so that they can reach the new destination safely, when you are moving in Toronto, ON or elsewhere in Canada.

The tools and equipment cover a broad category of items and include everything from a screw to a lawn mower.

Following are some tips that will help you in packing your tools and equipment properly.

Long Tools

Long tools usually refer to those tools that have long handling sticks such as mops and brooms. Rakes for garden are also considered as “garden tools”.

The best way to pack long tools is by wrapping them together in form of a bundle. If any of the tools have a cord or a power engine then it should be packed separately.

Smaller Tools

These are the smaller tools such as hammer and screw drivers. In order to pack these small tools properly it is best to use small boxes. Place the tools into small boxes and fill the boxes with some paper or foam to prevent the tools from crashing into each other while being moved. You can also simply put them in a tool box and pack the tool box in some carton where there is extra space available.

Other Equipment

If you have a garden in your original place then you will have to do quite a lot of packing. Things like swing sets and sheds will have to be packed together in form of bundles with the help of some cord.

If you own a lawn mower, then it will also have to be packed for moving. Make sure that the fuel of the mower is drained before packing it. If there is some hardware related to any outdoor equipment then it should be wrapped in some cloth or bubble wrap and placed along with the equipment safely.

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Tips for Packing Your Music Collection When Moving in Canada

Tips for Packing Your Music Collection When Moving in Canada

If you happen to have a large music collection in forms of CDs and records, then you will have to make an extra effort to pack them appropriately.

Records and CDs are delicate items and can get easily damaged during a move in Toronto, ON or elsewhere in Canada. To avoid any damage to your music collection, we recommend following some of the guidelines below.

Tips for Packing Music Records

The first thing to keep in mind while packing music records is that they are usually quite heavy. For this reason you will have to pack them in small cartons in small batches. If you pack all of your records in one big carton – the carton might break and result in further damage of your music records.

Once you find a few small boxes for packing your music records, make some effort to find the jackets of each record. And if you do not have jackets anymore – then wrap the records individually in cloth or some packing paper. The wrapping of records will ensure that they get added protection from scratches.

Packing Music CDs

Packing CDs is a bit tricky. Find a carton that will accommodate all your CDs. Fill in some foam or packing paper at the base of the carton and fit some cardboard on the inside walls of the carton to give added support to the CDs and protect them from any damage. Insert each CD in its case and start placing the CDs vertically. Once you are done placing the CDs, add some foam or packing paper at the top of the box before sealing it with tape. You should also label the box with a note saying “Fragile” so that your Toronto movers take additional care of the box while loading and unloading it.

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Tips for Packing Books & Photos for Moving in Canada

Tips for Packing Books & Photos for Moving in Canada

If you are have books and photos you are planning to move safely to your new place of residence in Toronto, ON or elsewhere in Canada, then you will have to make sure that these items are packed properly to avoid any damage.

Here are some of the tips that will help you in packing your books and photographs appropriately.

Tips for packing books

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How to Pack Your Appliances for Moving in Canada

How to Pack Your Appliances for Moving in Canada

Moving to a new place of residence does not mean that you won’t need your old appliances anymore. Preparation for packing of your appliances is also significant in the moving process.

For a start, appliances can be divided into two main categories: Major and Small appliances. Packing of both types of appliances will be a bit different because of their sizes.

Packing Major Appliances

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