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How to make a packing checklist?

The number of things we have to think about when moving is staggering. Not only do we have to run small errands around town and cancel our monthly utilities with the different service providers, but we also have to find the most reputable movers, and manage to book them. However, this is just the beginning of your relocation-related struggles. The real challenge comes once you find yourself face to face with all the empty moving boxes lying around the house, knowing you are the one who has to put a lifetime-worth of items into them. Of course, this all applies if you opt against getting packing services. Whatever the case may be, you do not have to worry. We give you a packing checklist so thorough that packing your house will seem like a piece of cake. Continue reading “How to make a packing checklist?”

How to pack in 7 days?

A lot of people dread packing and think that this task will be easier if left for the last minute. However, as a reasonable and smart human being, we are sure you realize that is just your inner procrastinator talking. There will be no one to jump to your rescue once you have to pack your house from top to bottom in a matter of days. However, Tender Touch Moving & Storage Toronto worries about you, and we are more than happy to help you any way we can. And is there a better way to give you a helping hand than by teaching you how to pack in 7 days? We thought so, too! Continue reading “How to pack in 7 days?”

How to pack your garage

People are creatures of habit. We often buy something that we do not need or have no idea where to store that item in question. So, we put it in the first place we know is available – the garage. And, even though messy, this solution usually works. That is, it works until you have to move. Precisely because of everything we have just mentioned, packing a garage can be a nightmare. Luckily, we are aware of that, which is why we are here to help you with our simple guide on how to pack your garage. Continue reading “How to pack your garage”

7 Things You Need to Know about Moving Furniture Across Canada

When you’re moving furniture across Canada, it’s not just a matter of popping items into a van or your vehicle and carting your belongings to the other side of town. Start preparations as early as possible, make lists and keep calm. Use these seven tips to get you on your way.

  1. Decide When to Move

If you have some leeway as to when you’re moving across Canada, choose your relocation time carefully. Best times to move:

  • First two weeks of June, July or August
  • First three weeks of every other month
  • Mid-week

Often these are the times when moving companies are not too rushed, and vans and equipment are readily available.

  1. Get an Estimate

Generally, moving companies draw up an estimate according to the weight of your shipment and the length of the journey. You may decide to share a van with another customer, which cuts the cost but takes longer, or prefer to have the exclusive use of one van. Make sure that costs for packing materials and storage, if you need it, are also factored in when you request an estimate for moving furniture across Canada.

  1. Make Lists

Whether you’re a list-maker or not, this is the one time you need to be methodical and write down your reminders. A check list is an indispensable tool when you’re moving furniture across Canada, and you can use it in conjunction with a print or digital diary so you don’t forget when to do what.

  1. Arrange Utilities

Find out about disconnection of services at your existing home; utility companies always require a notice period so don’t leave this until the last minute. You’ll have to pay deposits for connection of services at your new abode; find out amounts and payment methods.

  1. Get Rid of Unwanted Items

Remember that the more you take to your new home, the higher the cost. A long-distance move is the ideal opportunity to throw out, sell or give to charity any items that you no longer need. Designate a couple of places around your home for donation piles where the family can put things they don’t want; make a trip (or two) to your nearest charity shop once the sort-outs have ended. A garage sale is another good way to pass on unwanted items.

  1. What Not To Take

There are certain items that moving companies won’t transport for you due to the danger involved. They are:

  • Propane tanks that are used for barbecues and camping.
  • Flammable or corrosive substances like gasoline, oil, diesel, paint thinners and battery acid.
  • Paint and varnish, whether liquid or spray.
  • Aerosols, including paint, air fresheners and cleaners.
  1. Pack Your Pets

Well, not literally. Again, the key for moving with pets is preparation. Check with your vet if any health certificates are needed and speak about tranquilizers (for your pet, not you). Depending on how far across Canada you’re moving and the size of your pet, decide if the animal is going to travel with you in your car or make the journey by plane. You may need a crate, so get your pet used to being contained. When travelling with your pet, be sure to book into pet-friendly accommodation for your stopovers, and have plenty of water for your pet in the car.

Moving furniture across Canada may involve a journey of thousands of kilometres, and once you’ve done your prep work and packed up, enjoy the exciting trip. For more information about moving across country, contact Tender Touch today, either through our website or on our toll-free number 1-877-836-3378.