Question: Who LOVES moving?!

Answer: No one… it sucks. The sorting, the packing, the unpacking, the organizing. UGH! 

But, what if I told you there was a way to make moving easy? 

Whether you’re getting ready to list your house or you’ve already found your new dream home, we’ve got the whole moving thing down to a science, and guess what – we actually enjoy it!

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The process of buying and selling a home is already stressful enough, so why add to it? We’ll take on all the “yucky” parts of moving, so that the only thing left for you to do is focus on this new and exciting chapter!

How We Help

Old House

Saying goodbye to your old house can be hard – packing up memories and de-personalizing space for sale, all while continuing to work and keep up with family. And remember, you somehow have to find the time to keep the house pristine for viewings and get organized to make moving easy! 

Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for. 

1. Staging Consultation

Did you know that in 2021, 73% of staged homes sold over list price

We offer a 2 hour DIY Staging Consultation, where we walk through the entirety of the home (including outside) and compile a list of anything and everything that have the potential to negatively affect your sale. 

*For more details, check out our Staging Consultation page.

2. Packing & Sorting Support

Everyone’s favourite part!

Ok, maybe not… but it’s definitely one of ours!

Once we have established what needs to be packed away before listing photos and showings (which we do during the consultation), we pack up everything that isn’t required while you are still living there and prepare it to move to the new home! 

For this step, we partner with Happy Place Spaces who is an expert at packing, purging, and cleaning! 

3. Inventory

Wouldn’t it be a dream if all of your items were tagged and ready for your new home? Well, you can stop dreaming, because we make sure everything is labeled for easy placement by the movers and unpacking!

4. Decor Consignment 

It is inevitable that when you are packing, there are some decorative items that you don’t feel you need to bring into your new life. We will HAPPILY take unwanted decor off your hands! Consigning decor with us is a great way to put even more money in your pockets when selling your home. 

*Take a peek at our consigned vignettes and read through how to consign with us

5. Staging

We follow real estate trends and understand what buyers are looking for, so we know what it takes to sell your home for more money, faster. 

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Your home might be fine to stage as is, or perhaps it requires a few cosmetic upgrades. Whatever the case, we will advise you of any necessary tweaks and work with service providers (i.e. painters, wallpaper installers, handymen, etc) to get your house market-ready. 

The catch? You might not want to sell it by the time we’re done with it!

New House

Welcome home!

Time to get excited. 

Gone are the days of shoving boxes away in the garage and saying “I’ll get to it”. We make sure you are set up for success in your new space by organizing your life and designing each space in a way that gives you joy when you enter. 

*Depending on the timeline of your move – whether you have some time to redesign before you move in, or if you need to move in right away and design later – the following phases may come in a different order.

We move you in the right way, right away. We know how to make moving easy. 

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1. Design Consultation

New house, new you!

What a great opportunity for a fresh start. 

The design consultation can be done even before you move in, if you have purchased a home but have not yet moved in. And if you have moved in, that works too! We will come to your new home to get an idea of what we are working with. We will begin planning out the scope of the project and brainstorming key design elements.

2. Interior Design

Without personality and custom details, a house is just a house. Let us make this new house your home.

We’ll work together to define your personal style and design preferences. From there, we will create a design plan for each space and element of the project, including paint colours, wall treatments, window treatments, hard finishes, fixtures, furniture, etc. 

3. Floor Planning 

Prior to moving into your new home, we will plan out exactly where each major piece of furniture is going so that the movers can unload in the right areas, saving you a huge headache later. Floor planning also guarantees a seamless transition knowing that there is a place for everything and everything will be in its place – and if it is not, we know in advance!

4. Construction Management 

Painters, installers, framers, drywallers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, handymen, oh my! 

Even for smaller cosmetic construction projects, there are a number of tradespeople involved, but you can rest assured knowing that we are managing all the moving parts. Save yourself the headache and costly mistakes! 

5. Move Management 

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That’s right, we’ll be right by your side on moving day!

We act as the single point of contact for the movers, and day of, we will be on site directing them where to place everything according to our floor plans and which rooms to bring each box to. 

6. Unpacking & Organizing 

We aren’t shy about calling ourselves expert unpackers. We create foolproof systems for organizing right from the get-go that make staying organized after we’re gone an absolute breeze. 

The more the merrier! We bring back our friends at Happy Place Spaces to help us make sure that your new home is your happy place.

7. Interior Decorating, Install, & Styling

Almost there!

It’s time to style your house to perfection.

Maybe you just want us to make sure every one of your items has a proper place in your home. Maybe you’ve enlisted our help with selecting new furniture, fixtures, and decor. Whether it’s beautifully styling a bookcase in your office, or furnishing your entire home from beds to show racks, we are there to make sure that every single detail in your new home is magazine-cover worthy. 

*Our Interior Decorating & Styling page provides more details on what to expect. 

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There you have it! It’s totally possible to make moving easy – all you have to do is call us :)

Contact Unshelf Design today!