In our experience as movers in Toronto Ontario, which stretches way over a decade, we got to realize that there are huge differences between a condo move and a house move. We sometimes call them all house moves, because it’s more comfortable, but they are not the same. In theory and in most cases, a condo move is much easier to manage. Assuming here, of course, that you are hiring professional movers in Toronto Ontario. Taking matters into your own hands is not something we would recommend. We have seen people doing it and regretting it later, so that is a big no. If you are also moving soon out of a condo, this article is for you. Hopefully, it will tell you more about how you can manage a condo move easier.
Book the right movers
Naturally, you would expect all movers in Toronto Ontario to specialize in condo moves. After all, this is one of the easiest types of relocation. However, it is best to be aware of rookies and unexperienced movers who pretend to be what they are not. Ask for recommendations from family and friends, if you have this option! If not, grab your phone or your laptop and start looking online for the best movers in Toronto Ontario! Websites are really helpful, but try focusing on websites other than the companies’. For example, Yelp, Google, Homestars, and even Facebook have hundreds of reviews listed. These come directly from customers and companies cannot censor them. So you will really see what you will get from your moving service providers if you just take some time to read customer reviews and pay attention to customer journey maps. We recommend you don’t miss this chance!
Start packing in advance
And this doesn’t mean two days before, because that might just be a little too late. If possible, do this two weeks before. This way, you will not rush things. Otherwise, it happens that people break their belongings just because they are on a hurry and they cannot pay attention to properly wrapping and manoeuvring everything. You should know that many professional movers in Toronto Ontario also provide packing services. These men and women are as fast as you can imagine, and the costs are not as high as you would expect. Moreover, movers will bring their own moving supplies and tools, so you will not have to bother with buying boxes and tapes and markers and whatnot. You will also not be left with a lot of moving supplies in the end, due to miscalculations. Consider this and, if it appeals to you, most moving company will be more than happy to give you a free cost estimate. From our experience, people who hire professionals for packing before a move rarely go back to doing the job themselves. It is far easier and more organized if done by packers.
Prepare everything else
Luckily, moving from a condo instead of a house will skip a lot of time-consuming duties. There is no garden or backyard that you have to pack and clean. Plus the size of the place is much smaller and there are most likely way less items. Normally, the bigger the space, the more stuff people put inside over the years. With a condo, you will probably not have that many things. Nor that many issues to worry about, as a matter of fact. But there still is a lot to do before moving, other than just booking movers and packing. Making a TO-DO list is the easiest and probably best approach you can take. People often forget they have to leave their kids or their pets with someone on moving day. Or they don’t remember to book the elevator or the parking spot for the big day. Since we are quite busy and moving to a new house is not the only event in one’s life, it’s really easy to oversee these aspects. This is why it is easier to write everything down. Complete the list as soon as you remember more things you should take care of. If possible, split tasks with the other people in your household. Whether they are your partner or your friends, things so smoother if the tasks are shared.
We hope this article helped. While we didn’t really come with ground-breaking information, some of these, although seemingly no-brainers, are not that obvious to many people. If you haven’t moved in a while or this is your first time hiring professional movers, advice like these might really help. And we sure hope it does. In case you are looking for a place to start this journey and you are looking for movers, Let’s Get Moving is a phone call away. We specialize in all kinds of moves and we have over a decade of experience, so be confident with leaving things in our hands! We got you covered with everything and we are here to answer all of your questions. Get in touch with us today!