A difficult task like moving is always something that demands responsibility and, sometimes if it is your first move and you are not counting with professional movers, many things can get in your way. Here are tips from our experience to avoid damages.
GET PREPARED TO THE CHALLENGE IF IT IS YOUR FIRST MOVE WITH PROFESSIONAL MOVERS
The majority of people in Canada and throughout the world make their first moves when they are going to college and, when they haven’t the possibility of counting on professional help, sometimes not even family members, it is easy to get in trouble. So to plan it with anticipation is an important part of the job.
CLEAR UP THE WAY SO YOU CAN GET THROUGH WITH THE BIGGEST PIECES OF YOUR FURNITURE
Depending on the distance you’ll have to take your belongings and how much stuff you’re bringing to your new location, even if you don’t hire professional movers for the pre-move services, such as wrapping safely your inventory and disinfecting in the way-out, you’ll probably need help for the transportation. The same moving companies can provide the service of transporting your move for you, or you can rent a truck or a smaller vehicle, depending on how big is your load and how far you’re going to bring it.
MAKE SURE TO GET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MOVING DAY TO THE PROFESSIONAL MOVERS
The worst thing that could happen to you, while trying to make a move by yourself during the quarantine, is being stopped by the police or roadway authorities since to travel and make services through distances is something that they are requiring proper authorization in the current days. This is part of planning, because if you decided to do it without a professional helping-hand, the process to get the authorization, which will also depend on the load and for how long you’ll travel, can last one to two weeks, and involves proving that there is no way you could make your move at another time.
WITHOUT PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE, THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACTING ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENTS’ MEASURES IS ONLY YOURS
The moving day is already stressful, and if you are making your move alone, make sure that there are at least 12 municipalities and federal governments’ rules you should follow to prevent yourself and anyone else of being infected while you are relocating. You have to get information about how is the situation in your new area, how many active cases, and how many deceased. And if you are relocating to a region that is now safer than your previous home, you’ll have to take extra care and make sure of what you have to do to get in the city without any problems. Many colleges are working by distance, offering online platforms for their students to keep their schedules, so to be even more responsible maybe it is time to postpone it and reschedule to do your move when everybody’s back to regular classes, counting with professional help, so you can get free of any danger of infection.
GET TO KNOW WHO ARE THE BEST COMPANIES STILL ACTING IN THE MARKET
The quantity of information online may be a problem when you are trying to get in contact with proper and reliable assistance, so look not only on websites but also newspapers and magazines where, mostly local professional movers, that tend to be the most hired by clients, make their advertisements to expand their publics. You can also get in contact with the best Toronto movers by referrals of their previous and satisfied customers.
By Luiz Araujo