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What to Pack Last During Your Ottawa Move

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Ottawa Moves: Keep Your
Daily Necessities Handy

Moving Day is hardly a stress-free day. We’ve all too often heard about or seen clients forgetting to leave out necessary items for moving day.

Here’s are some of the items you’ll be using on moving day at your old place and your new place. Reserve a box for these and other items you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home:

  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, razors, etc.)
  • Box cutter or knife
  • Tape and dispenser
  • Work gloves
  • Scissors
  • Basic cleaning supplies and paper towels


We’ll give you more items to keep out in the next section!

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Anticipate What You’ll Need on Moving Day

What else might you need on moving day?


  • Pet supplies
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Bedding and linens
  • Screwdriver and hammer


It’s worth a few minutes of your time now, well ahead of moving day, to make a list (or sub-list) of what you’ll need. This way you can avoid extra stress!

Check out the following links for more packing tips.

How to Pack

Preparing appliances

Packing your Dining Room

Items you should not pack

Packing electronics

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