Avana’s Guide to Stress-Free Moving: Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Transition

Moving to a new home can be exciting but also comes with challenges. At Avana, we understand the importance of a smooth transition. Here are some essential tips to help you with the moving process. We’ve got you covered, from planning and packing to settling in. Let’s get started!

Start Early and Make a Checklist:

Give yourself plenty of time to prepare for the move. A strong rule of thumb is to start planning six to eight weeks before your move-in date. Create a checklist with tasks to do before, during, and after the move. This will help you stay organized and make everything go smoothly.

Declutter and Donate:

Moving is a chance to simplify your life. Sort your things and donate, sell, or throw away what you don’t need. Try using the 5-second decluttering rule. This rule outlines that if you pick up an item and cannot remember the last time you used it, you should donate or sell it. This not only lightens your load but also helps someone else in need. Consider donating to YWCA Regina, SOFIA House, or Lulu’s Lodge.

Acceptable items to donate include new and sealed hygiene and dental supplies, gently used clothing, towels, bed sheets, and blankets. You can also contribute by providing food hampers filled with sealed, non-perishable items such as granola bars and canned pasta. Please refer to the donation guidelines here for more information on specific needs or donation restrictions.

Pack Room by Room:

To make packing easier, tackle one room at a time. Start with the rooms you use less and work to the ones you use daily. This helps you stay focused and keep things organized.


To further advance your packing efficiency, consider implementing clever labelling techniques. Assigning a unique number to each room in your new home can be a valuable practice. Then, add the corresponding number to the boxes that belong in each room. This simple labelling system helps eliminate potential confusion when it comes to unpacking.

Get Help From Professionals or Others:

If possible, hire professional movers or ask friends and family for help with heavy lifting. Having extra hands can make the moving process faster and easier. If you can’t get help, lift things properly to avoid injuries. Bend your knees, keep your back straight, and use your leg muscles to lift.

Change Your Address:

Update your address with the post office, banks, CRA, insurance companies, and other service providers. For a checklist of all essential providers, please click here. Remember to inform friends and family of your new address as well.

Pack an Essentials Box:

Simplify your move by packing an essentials box containing toiletries, a change of clothes, important papers, basic kitchen supplies, and other vital items. This ensures immediate access to necessities upon arrival at your new rental home.

Additionally, keep track of your valuables by listing and photographing them beforehand. This proactive measure helps you remember your belongings and provides peace of mind in case of any damage or loss during the move.

How Avana Makes Moving Easier:

At Avana, we care about your satisfaction and want your move-in process to be stress-free. Our Rental Home Specialists and Property Managers work hard to ensure everything goes smoothly from start to finish.

Our Rental Home Specialists provide personalized guidance to find the perfect home for your needs. Our Property Managers ensure everything is in good condition and handle your paperwork. With Avana, you can trust that our team is dedicated to making your move-in process easy and hassle-free. We’re here to help you feel at home right from the start.

Moving into a new home doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these essential tips, you’ll be ready to handle the challenges and enjoy the excitement of a fresh start. Take it step by step, and don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team for any help you need. Welcome to your new home at Avana!

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