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THE FORGOTTEN FEATURES OF MOVING IN TORONTO

You've just rented or bought your new home and are ready to begin your life's next chapter. You can see the finish line, and you're almost there! Now you just have to cross it. With so many various aspects involved with relocating, it's easy to forget about some things. These pieces of advice will help make sure that your big day runs smooth, free of any unnecessary last-minute problems and heartbreaks.

REMOVING HEAVY AND DELICATE ITEMS FROM DRESSERS

It's the day before the move, and you're still not done packing. Putting away the dishes is taking so much longer than you anticipated. But finally, you think that you've finished packing up your whole house. You sigh in relief, as you pour yourself some celebratory wine. You walk around your place one last time and notice a dresser full of stuff in the corner. You are too exhausted to care and figure that it can be moved as it is.

However, you didn't realize is that your dresser doesn't like change. Its legs and frame are not used to moving around, particularly with drawers full of stuff. The move is over, and there is only one thing left - that poor dresser, along with all the broken items it holds. Now that late judgment call is all that is on your mind. Things need to be replaced or repaired, and that time you managed to save last night, is coming back to haunt you.

This frustrating moment could have been avoided easily. If it is a light dresser, clear everything before the move. It's simply not worth the risk. For heavier dressers, it is usually fine to leave articles like clothes inside, while delicate items should always be removed.

ENSURE THERE IS A PARKING SPOT AVAILABLE FOR THE MOVING VAN AT BOTH LOCATIONS

It's the morning of the big day, and the moving agency calls you to say they're on the way. They ask where they can park their big moving truck, and that's when you begin to panic. You rush outside, only to find cars lining the streets as far as you can see. The closest parking spot is two blocks away, and you sheepishly tell the movers of the situation. They inform that this move will now extend into the night and cost you triple the amount that you had expected.

Reserving a parking spot at both locations is important for a smooth move. The task of providing parking for the moving truck is on the client. Also, any incurred parking tickets are the customer's responsibility, so by securing parking spaces at both places, you will not have to incur any additional fees. It will make your move shorter and easier.

RESERVING ELEVATORS

The movers have arrived at your home, and they enter your apartment. They lift and carry your sturdy couch to the hallway. One of the movers presses the elevator button and proceeds to wait two minutes for one to come. The doors open to reveal five people and a child plus a dog jammed together, with not even a chance of getting a cloth hanger in there.

If you reside in a high-rise condo or an apartment building, you will need to reserve an elevator and organize the times with your moving agency. Usually, buildings equip and protect the service elevator with padding or blankets before starting the move, and most will not even allow you to start moving in Toronto without reserving one. Many buildings also need a "Certificate Of Insurance" from the moving company Toronto you're hiring. This COI usually needs to be given before the day of the move. To get a copy, just request one from the moving company Toronto through email or fax.

LABEL BOXES, ACCORDING TO RESPECTIVE ROOMS

You did it! The move is finally over, the movers have left, and now you're alone in your new home with all your belongings. But then you take a look around, and there are boxes everywhere in the house. You open the first carton in the living room to reveal dishes. You go to the kitchen and find out that the boxes there are full of clothing and blankets. As exhausted as you are, you come to the realization that this move is not even nearly done.

There is a simple process that can be done while packing to alleviate this problem - labeling each packed box. By doing this, your movers will know which rooms to put the labeled boxes in. The last thing you want to do on the day you move is to spend additional hours finding items all over the house, and then having to place them in their respective rooms. A simple label on each carton will ease the setting up of your new house and have it feeling like home within no time. Also, the movers will be able to know the safest way to pile the boxes on the moving truck. Writing “delicate” or “fragile” on boxes with fragile items will also let the movers figure out how to stack the cartons, thereby preventing your heavy weights from being placed on top of your antique china set.

As difficult as relocating can be, there are simple measures you can take to make sure your move goes as smooth as possible. A little preparation goes a long way, and in moving, it will save you time and money - something we can all get behind.

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