Tips for Moving Out

Feb 20, 2016

At Life Maid Easy, we know how stressful the moving process can be.Moving in to a new home is exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. The moving out process, however, is just plain tedious and taxing.

That’s why we decided to make a list of the best moving tips we’ve heard throughout our years of dealing with customers who are moving in and out of their homes.

Check it out, maybe your life will be maid easy (hehe, we had to).

1- Pack an overnight bag

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As much as you think you might, you probably won’t want to unpack that night. Pack a smaller bag with some toiletries and comfy clothes, so you can relax after you’ve unloaded all your belongings.

2- Get extra boxes

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Even when you think you have enough boxes, get a few more. Generally, people need more than they anticipate. Next time you’re out, go to your local grocery store. They pretty much always have extras in the back.

3- Cut holes in to the sides of your boxes

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Do this before you fill them with your stuff. You can use the holes as handles when you’re moving the boxes. You don’t want to throw out your back, mid-moving…

4- Use rolled up socks as padding

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Keep those fragile items safe and sound

5- Make an ‘X’ shape with masking tape over your mirror and cotton pads in your make up

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The ‘X’ shape on the mirror will help absorb shock, in case it gets moved around in the moving van. Cotton pads in your make up will help prevent the makeup from crumbling.

6- Store kitchen items inside pots

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7- Throw heavier items in to a rolling suitcase, so you can easily move it around

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8- Put your jewelry through a toilet paper roll

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Say goodbye to tedious untangling!

9- Before packing up your belongings in to a car, lay it all out in front of you

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When you see it all out in front of you, you’ll be able to better assess how it should fit in to your moving vehicle. This may even save you a trip or two!

10- Hire a cleaning company to finish the job for you!

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Most likely, your landlord expects the home to be cleaned when you leave it. This is something extra that you’ll have to deal with on top of the entire packing and moving process. Lucky for you, Life Maid Easy offers move in/move out cleaning services, so consider us the time you move!


Life Maid Easy is a fast growing company that offers eco-friendly house cleaning services, maid services and carpet cleaning with franchises across VancouverBurnaby, Langley, North Shore, Whiterock and recently Toronto.

If you wish to re-schedule or cancel any appointment, please notify us within a minimum of 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.
Cancellation within 48 hours will be charged a $75 fee.

To secure your booking you’ll be asked for your credit card number. We will charge your credit card and email an invoice the day after the appointment. All payments are processed through secure SSL-encrypted system for maximum security.

The reason we have a minimum time for Move-in/Move-out cleaning is because this is a more detailed service than a maid service. Above the regular cleaning checklist there are extra tasks which we focus on. Please check it here: Move-in / Move-out. On top of that, we do want to mention that we offer time based services and if the cleaning service takes less, then we charge accordingly. We charge in 15 minutes increments.

We found out from our experience that this is the fastest and the most efficient way of cleaning your home.

Life Maid Easy can also provide carpet cleaning services. More information about carpet cleaning can be found under link below. See below a link for more information and an estimate price for your carpet cleaning: Free Estimate