When you are preparing for a big move, any professional movers in Toronto will recommend you make a to-do list. There are lots of things to do and a checklist will help you stay organized. And in case you are moving with other people, such as family or friends, a checklist will help everyone stay on the same page – especially if you upload it to a cloud and share it with everyone. From our experience as residential movers in Toronto, the most important thing when planning a move is timing. If everything is done in due time, there will be no rush and nothing will be forgotten. And believe it or not, this helps lead to a seamless move. Here is how we believe a checklist should look like.
About two months before the move, start searching for professional movers in Toronto to hire. This is much easier than taking matters into your own hands, and will save you a lot of time and stress. Start reading some online reviews to find reliable movers in Toronto, or ask for recommendations. Chances are someone you know has recently moved, so they can maybe suggest some good residential movers in Toronto to hire. If not, we suggest you go to Google or Yelp and read the reviews there. After you decided upon a moving company, call them and ask for a quote. Book with the moving company which appeals the most to you. In case they don’t offer insurance, get one. But many professional movers in Toronto, such as Let’s Get Moving, provide insurance – and ours, for example, is included in the hourly rate.
About a month and a half prior to the relocation, start letting people know of the big change. Asides from changing your documents, you will also have to update your personal data at all the service providers you contracted. From the mobile phone company to the bank, make sure you inform everyone. Start doing a selection of stuff you are no longer using. It is easier if you just split everything into three categories: what comes with you, what is garbage, and what can be sold or donated. From our experience of professional movers in Toronto, the third pile is usually quite consistent. Don’t worry if yours also is! It is always amazing to see how little of what we own we actually use! If you are not sure whom to donate to, any reliable movers in Toronto can help you out with that. Just tell them what you have put aside and they will recommend some charity.
A few weeks before the move, it is about time you start packing. Ideally, by now you already got rid of stuff you don’t use and you are ready to pack what is left. Should you have items you are attached to and don’t want to give away, consider storage units as an option. A lot of professional movers in Toronto, including Let’s Get Moving, have storage facilities you can rent on a monthly basis, where you can store the items you use rarely or never, but have sentimental value. This is also a good time to start buying moving supplies, right before you start packing. Box shops have consultants which can help regarding the amount of supplies you need. And, just remember, if you don’t have the time or the energy to do the packing, professionals could help you. Many residential movers in Toronto are also trained professional packers. Get in touch with them and see whether they could help you!
One or two weeks before the move, make sure the elevator is booked and there is parking space available for the truck on your moving day. Make sure everything is prepared for the big day. If necessary, book a nanny or talk to a friend to watch over the kids while movers do their work. If you have a pet, they will surely not enjoy the hassle of the day, so leave them with someone you trust. Should any changes occur in your schedule, let your movers know!
One night before, save yourself a bag of essentials for the first day in your new home. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gel, towels, clean clothes – everything you will need for the first night and the upcoming day should be in this bag. Don’t forget to pack them for everyone in the family! Check one last time with your movers to make sure everything stays as agreed. Now just grab yourself a warm tea, turn on Netflix and chill. If you chose the right professional movers in Toronto for your move, there is nothing else for you to do or to worry about.
And if you want this peace of mind, book with Let’s Get Moving and we promise a hassle-free move and a cozy fresh start! Our professional movers are well trained and they might just be the most respectful men you’ve ever met.
Get in touch with us today to book your move!