Moving from Toronto to the suburbs of Toronto is one thing, but when moving from one continent to another you do not want any surprises and as less stress as possible. You need to be prepared and do your research in advance, COVID – 19 has created some obstacles but with realistic expectations your move to Toronto will go well. Whether you are buying a home across the country or are renting a new apartment in downtown Toronto, here are some things you need to know while moving during COVID-19.
Tip # 1 - Don’t do it yourself! – Moving your own HHG ( household goods) on the surface may appear easy, truth is, it’s not. Moving is a lot more time consuming and harder than it appears. Moving is hard enough during normal times but during COVID-19 there are strict provincial and municipal rules that accredited movers are aware of and adhere to with every Toronto relocation.
Tip #2 - Use a reputable Canadian moving service! Accredited movers belong to the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM). While planning your move to Toronto research these companies, check their website and call them directly.
Tip #3 - Get a survey or estimate done prior to committing to any Toronto moving company. Determine your requirements in detail and those of your mover during this period – nothing is to be left out. Costs of moving can surge if you add HHG (household goods) last minute, as quotes are given based on the weight of items being shipped.
Tip #4 - Determining a delivery date may have to change if you are required to quarantine for 14 days, cities in Canada may have different rules – abide to them! Also if you or any household member has exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19 you MUST notify your mover and reschedule.
Tip #5 - Prepare your home for the movers as best as possible. Disinfect high touch areas, such as front entry doorknobs and handrails. Have everything ready to be shipped to your new Toronto home on time, with COVID-19 you do not want people lingering in your home unnecessarily.
Tip #6 - Your professional household goods mover will have all necessary packing supplies required such as boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, protective paper and cleaning supplies weeks ahead of when you need to start packing. Use the professional movers packing supplies, although tempting DO NOT use your grocery store boxes.
Tip #7 - Upon arriving to your new Toronto home clean and disinfect surfaces throughout. Have a clean and fresh start during COVID-19 is possible. It may take a bit longer due to social distancing measures and self isolating measures, but if you are prepared your relocation to Toronto Canada should be successful.
Tip #8 – Call the MAC GROUP at 416-222-0024 and we will make sure your relocation is seamless!!! We are your one point of contact for all your relocation & real estate needs!!!