Toronto Movers Share 7 tips on how best to pack your holiday decorations

Toronto Movers Share 7 tips on how best to pack your holiday decorations

The holiday season can be jam-packed with excitement and wonderful traditions of decorating the family tree.  Yet, when comes the time to put all those ornaments away, holiday enthusiasm can disappear almost as quickly as grandma’s spiked eggnog.  Our friendly experts at Firemen Movers have some cute anecdotes of their own when it comes to family holiday traditions.  As top-rated Toronto movers, they can share some great tips on protecting all those little, big, odd-shaped or fragile holiday trinkets.

Keeping holiday lights untangled:

  • Cut rectangles from an old cardboard box and indent the sides (similar to an hourglass shape). Use one cardboard for each light string.
  • Wrap each light string (like a string on a spool) and tuck the end under to make it stay put.

Protecting your re-usable tree:

  • Using industrial shrink wrap (the type movers use) to wrap your tree will make it easier to handle and store.
  • Start by dismantling your tree (if it comes apart) and wrap each part individually.
  • Store in a large bag (some are especially for trees – with casters). One or two extra-large bins may also work.
  • Place in a storage area dedicated to annually used items to avoid moving bulky things around throughout the year to access more regularly used ones.
  • To avoid the risk of damage and consider warehousing larger things if you don’t have space. Our Toronto movers provide heated storing facilities with flexible size options starting from just 35 square feet.

Packing your ornaments:

  • Start collecting those egg cartons because they’re perfect for storing smaller ornaments!
  • Larger items can be stored in a box made into a mini “wardrobe”. Toronto movers use “wardrobe boxes” to store your closet items and this is a variation.
    • You’ll need a large sturdy cardboard box, 2 dowels, and holes bored into the box where you’ll fit the dowels.
    • Determine the position for holes and bore them (do a dry run with ornaments on dowels to figure out spacing).
    • Thread dowels with ornaments and carefully feed through holes to secure in place.

Don’t forget to label our boxes properly for easy identification!  Firemen Movers have years of experience dealing with your transfer and storage needs.  Call today for a free moving estimate!

Preparing for a Moving During the Winter? Call Firemen Movers!

Preparing for moving during winter? Rely on Firemen Movers to get it Done!

While we can’t always choose the best time for a move, there are numerous things we can do ahead of time to decrease the overall stress that comes with a transfer, especially it involves one during the cold season.  One of those can be to hire a moving company that has industry experience dealing with moves in inclement weather, such as can often happen during our colder months.  As one of the top-rated industry professionals in the GTA, Firemen Movers is well-equipped to deal with the reality of Canadian winters.  Their knowledgeable staff will answer all your questions and provide expert advice on coordinating a move.  What’s more, since demand is lower in winter, you’ll end up saving!

Do I need to take extra precautions for my winter move?

Wondering if special preparations are needed?  That’s completely valid as certain variables come into play when snow and freezing temperatures interact with the demands of hauling heavy furniture in and out.  Nevertheless, as our experts at Firemen Movers will confirm, there are certain things that can help take the edge off and ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible:

Communication is key:  

  • Stay tuned to weather conditions weeks and days leading up to your move to ensure that roads will be accessible. Worst-case scenario: call your customer care contact about re-scheduling;
  • Reach out to your contact the week before and again a couple of days before the move to make sure weather conditions will continue to be conducive;

Prepare at home (consider both, if moving out of one and into another):

  • Lay down extra mats by entry/exit points to help contain messes;
  • Turn off your heat during the in-and-out. Bundle up, have extra gloves

handy and some warm beverages (for you and your movers);

  • Ensure that your pets are kenneled or cared for ahead of time, outside your home;
  • Make certain that your sidewalk, driveway, and stairs are cleared of snow and ice;
  • Avoid last-minute surprise shoveling by double-checking snow removal/plow schedules;
  • Have extra drop cloths/blankets ready in case of unexpected snow or rain;
  • Double wrap more fragile items to protect against cold conditions;
  • Place 1-2 days of essentials (including winter clothing) in your car, not the moving truck!

These and many other suggestions are available! Call Firemen Movers today for a hassle-free estimate.