Moving to Toronto: How to prepare

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Whenever the time comes to move to a new home, one should look at that as a chance to rejoice. Whatever the reasons are, this really is a start of a new chapter and a chance to begin anew. However, one shouldn’t lose their cool over this. Rather, since you are moving to Toronto, let that be a motivating factor for you to organize the move as best as you can. Organizing a move entails many things from choosing and hiring one of the moving companies Toronto offers, to transferring your children to a local school, planning a goodbye party etc. While this can all feel overwhelming at times, what it all comes down to is quality organization. That is why we have prepared a list of tips on how to prepare the move so that it is as stress-free as possible.

By following these tips that we have picked for you, you will be well on your way to a smooth transition to Toronto. So without further ado, let us begin!

Start planning as soon as possible

The most important step of all towards a well-organized move is to start planning it as soon as you decide you are going to go through with the move. Since planning a move, especially when moving over a long distance to another city such as when moving to Toronto, is such a large task, you want to have as much time as possible at your disposal. This will give you enough time to deal with each step properly. Now, the question is how to go about planning the relocation process?

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Start planning your moving schedule as soon as possible

Write down the plan in a systematic manner

Lists are one of the most important tools when planning a move, and you are going to need a couple.

The to-do list

The main list you need to make is the to-do list, agenda, or however you may prefer to call it. This list is the list of all the things that you need to do in order to successfully move to Toronto. So, once you decide that you are moving to a new home, you should gather around all the family members  (or at least those that are moving with you) and start discussing the whole process. Since this will be a joint effort, everyone should be able to participate equally.

An important thing about this list is that while it will have a lot of things on it such as hiring residential movers Toronto offers and planning the packing schedule, some of these steps will require a series of subtasks. This may complicate the main list, so what you can do is to create a separate list for those more complex tasks, or you can use Google Sheets or some other similar tool to organize the process more effectively.

Inventory list

Inventories are often overlooked and underestimated as not important, but they are actually super important. First of all, you will probably need one for setting up the price once you call your movers to get an estimate. It is also a must-have document if you come into a situation where you need to file an insurance claim. Thirdly, it is an amazingly useful tool for planning the packing and unpacking process. You can more easily recognize the items that you need to get rid of. You will also be able to plan which items should be grouped and packed together. And finally, you will be able to prioritize which boxes go first when unpacking if you mark each box with a specific name, code or number and then mark on the inventory list where you put each item.

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Do not hesitate to write important things down

Moving to Toronto? You will have to research how to get there

As you go about planning the move itself you must not forget about the moving day itself. Canada is a large country. Whether you are moving to Toronto from somewhere within the Ontario province, from another part of the country or from abroad, it is important to prepare for the moving day itself. There are different modes of transports that you may use and each of them have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. Pay attention to any COVID-19 related measures that may be in effect in different parts of the country. Also, remember to take into consideration whether you will be carrying some of your things yourself. The location of your new home could play a major factor in choosing the mode of transport.

Hire movers as soon as you can

While you may get away without hiring them for a local move, they are an absolute necessity when moving to another city. This is especially the case when moving to Toronto as it is a large city, and it would just be an overabundance of stress to conduct the move yourself in such a scenario. That is why hiring a moving company is one of the most important things you need to do when planning a move. And when hiring a moving company you should be as quick about it as possible. Moving companies get really busy during the summer as that is the peak season for them.

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Make sure that you check beforehand what epidemic measure are throughout your moving route

If you are going to be moving during the summer, then it is best to call them as soon as you can. For that to happen, you need to have an approximate idea of when you would like to move. This brings us back to the planning part – This is why it is so important to start planning the move as soon as you decide to do it. The sooner you know the approximate moving date, the sooner you will be able to call them and the better your chances will be of getting a good moving date and a better price.

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