4 things to consider before moving to a new place in Calgary

Aug 22 2019, 1:46 pm

There are many perks to adulting. The freedom to watch TV shows whenever you want, to sing Mariah Carey songs in the shower to your heart’s content, and to decorate your place as you see fit are among our favourites.

But one of the biggest pros we can all agree on is how completely wonderful it feels to have your own space.

Of course, there are some key things to consider before you settle into your new digs. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the top four things to consider before moving to a new place in Calgary.

Planning your new commute to work

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Your commute to work is a huge factor to consider before moving because it’s one that could make or break your decision to sign a lease. That’s why it’s important to take a look at the nearby transit, car, or bike options before you sign on the dotted line.

Let’s face it: nobody wants to spend hours commuting each day. Planning your new commute in advance will save you precious time, so tools like Google Maps and Mapme are your new best friends.

Decorating your new home

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If you’re lucky enough to move into a brand new pad with bespoke interior design, you don’t have to worry about a thing. On the other hand, you might be working with a blank canvas and have to do a complete interior overhaul. Check out stores like The Home Depot for simple items (like peel-and-stick wallpaper, new curtains, and chic lighting and fixtures) that can help you add some personality to your space.

If painting or building shelving units are the last things you feel comfortable doing, check out AskforTask to hire a handyman in your new neighbourhood. The smoother the transition into your new home, the better.

Sourcing new furniture

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If you’re moving straight out of your parents’ home, or if you shared an apartment with a friend, chances are you’re going to need some new furniture. Sure, you’ll be taking your bed  with you; but there’s also the sofa, coffee table, kitchen table, knick-knacks, and all of the other little items you’ll need.

Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on new furniture. Check out Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist to see if there are any cool pieces up for sale (or for free) in your area.

Looking for brand new furniture instead? IKEA should be your trusted go-to.

Getting help from a moving company

When you’ve got a busy schedule, it can be difficult to find the time to hire a U-Haul, let alone find someone to help you move. This is where seeking assistance from a moving company comes in. Calgary Super Movers are licensed, insured, and have extensive experience handling furniture and possessions with care, so you know your items will be in good hands.

The locally-owned company offers Canada-wide moving services and free moving bins for two weeks. This means you’ve got all the time you need to both pack up the old place and settle in at your new home before your bins are collected. It’s moving made easy! Request a quote right now and get peace of mind before your big move.