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Mississauga Movers’ Masterclass: Your Guide To Relocation Excellence

Start by Finding the Right Movers in Mississauga

Here are two common mistakes people make when looking for movers:

  • They start searching for movers really late, meaning the best movers in Mississauga are all booked up.
  • They search for the cheapest movers, which turns out to be costly after all.

Whether you need same-day movers or a team for a move that is in months from now, start searching immediately. Create a list of your top moving companies based on their HomeStars and Facebook reviews. Then, check if these companies provide the services you need, such as furniture movers in Mississauga, residential moving, and office moves.

With this edited list, you can start quote-shopping. Request quotes from several companies to compare the value they’re providing, and find the right moving team for you.

Start Packing

While it may seem very early, we always recommend individuals to begin packing the moment they know they are going to move. There are items in your home or office that are not used every day, which can be packed away immediately. Last minute packing is a stressful, frustrating experience, and it is prone to causing mistakes. Start with the non-essentials, and then pack the essentials in the days leading up to the move.

Collect quality moving supplies from quality local movers in Mississauga. While big box stores are a common resource for packing supplies, your moving company will likely also provide higher quality supplies and specialized packing materials. These can reduce the risk of damage during the move and minimize the effort that goes into packing and unpacking.

Update Your Address

While updating your new address may seem like a small task, it can become tedious and significant if you don’t prepare for it. While we all want to share our new location with friends and family, don’t forget about financial institutions, the post office, and other organizations that consistently send you mail. For your convenience, here’s a list of people you should inform:

  • Friends and family
  • Colleagues and business partners
  • Financial institutions, such as banks, finance companies, and credit card companies
  • Insurance providers
  • Canada Post and any other courier service you use
  • Your children’s schools
  • Utility companies
  • Accountants
  • Subscription services

For commercial moves, also don’t forget to update your company signatures, cards, and other points of contact information. Plus, provide a forwarding address for your previous landlord so you don’t miss important post during the transition.

Inform Utility Companies

Closer to the day of the move, inform your utility and cable companies and internet providers about your impending move. This prior communication will ensure that your new location is set up once you reach it.

It is important to remember that some utility companies can require several business days to transition their services to your new address, so don’t leave until the last minute. Similarly, internet or cable companies may need to install wiring or cables, so contact them to understand if an appointment is needed.

 

Make Arrangements at Your New Destination

Make plans to ensure that someone is present at your new destination to receive your items. If your local movers in Mississauga offer unpacking and furniture assembly, like our furniture movers in Mississauga do, all this individual will have to do is open the door.

However, if you are moving to a condo or an office building, you may need permission from the property manager. A couple of common asks are to use the property’s loading dock and to block the freight elevator for your use.

Are There Any Laws You Need to Be Aware Of?

For small, intra-city moves, there’s not much in the way of paperwork you need to think about. However, if you are moving cross-province or crossing the border either into the U.S. or Canada, you will need a Bill of Lading. This is prepared by your movers, and it itemizes all that is being moved.

Every province also has its own Conditions of Carriage laws, so check to see if there are any restrictions on what you can ship. As a business, check if there are any tariffs or duties applicable on machinery, stock, and/or inventory that you may be transporting.

Finally, crossing the international border means having to comply with the laws of the country you are entering. For specific guidance on that, speak to our team at Rent-a-Son.

Should You Consider Getting Insurance for Your Move?

If your movers are insured, like we are, you may be wondering why you would need additional insurance. Movers’ insurance policies will not cover all types of losses or all types of items. Specialized items, such as musical instruments or office IT equipment, may be excluded from the policy. Moreover, your moving company’s insurance may not cover the full value of items if they are damaged.

Therefore, having insurance of your own is an excellent idea. Not only will your goods be protected during the trip, but your insurance will safeguard you against any accidents or incidents of theft.

Move with the Best Residential, Commercial, and Small Movers in Mississauga

From long-distance movers to same-day movers, our team has the experience and expertise to complete all kinds of moves successfully. We have been voted Customer Choice by North American Van Lines, are 8-time winners of Best of HomeStars, and are trusted by the biggest Canadian businesses.

Speak to us today to find out why we’re the top movers in Mississauga and receive an accurate quote for your move.

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