It doesn’t always happen, but every now and then a piece of furniture or appliance is just too big to get out the front door. It’s an issue that Tower Moving Toronto know how to handle, but if you’re doing it on your own this can be a problem that holds up the entire day. Use the pro strategies below to get bulky items out and into the moving truck.
Reposition the Furniture or Appliance
Sometimes all it takes is repositioning the furniture so that you can come at it from another angle. You might need to flip it vertically or on its side to make it work. Having three people help, two to move and one to guide, is usually the best way to get the job done.
When your business is moving locations one of the most daunting tasks is getting all the paperwork together. Depending on the type of business you’re in, there could be thousands of vital documents that need to be safely and securely moved. Keep reading to learn all the different ways paperwork can be saved, stored and packed for an office move.
Downsizing is the First Step
Moving actually presents companies with the perfect opportunity to do a little housekeeping and lighten the load. Before you start backing up files and packing away documents, take the time to go through them and weed out what you no longer need.
Making a move, but don’t have a lot of stuff? Just moving across town? There are times when you may question whether you need to hire a moving company for your “small” move. But don’t let the number of items or lack of kilometres fool you. There are many instances when a “small” move is best left to the professionals.
It Won’t Fit in One Trip
The more trips you have to make the longer the move will take, and the more you’ll have to spend on gas. If you can’t fit everything in your car in one trip you may want to consider calling a mover. Moving trucks are great, because they’re big. In most cases everything can be loaded up and transported in a single trip. The convenience factor alone can make hiring movers worth every penny.
Need moving boxes, but don’t want to pay for them? The cost of moving boxes can add up quick. In fact, many people spend $100-200 just on moving boxes, and that’s not factoring in specialty boxes that cost more than your standard cardboard container.
Don’t start plunking down cash for new moving boxes just yet. We’ve put together our top tips for finding the best free boxes for your move.
If you thought a regular move could get stressful, then try getting everything done in just a few days. As crazy as it may sound people are put in last minute move situations all the time. You’ll be tempted to just start throwing things in any container you can find, but resist that urge! Even though you only have a few days – or just a single day – putting together a plan of action first will help you get things done quickly and keep your sanity intact.
Take a few deep breaths. Ok, now let’s knock out your last minute move.
Last Minute Moving Checklist
When you have to make a move fast it’s more important than ever to keep organized and have a plan for how you’re going to tackle everything. Luckily, Tower Moving Toronto has experience moving within extremely tight deadlines and we’ve put together a list of to-dos for quick moves. We call these our Last Minute Move Sanity Savers.
Unfortunately the home you move into isn’t always in the same state as the one you just left. In other words, here at Tower Moving Toronto we’ve seen examples of folks we’ve just moved having to go in and give a good and thorough clean to their new place. And the room which tends to need the most time spent on cleaning it is, of course, the kitchen.
Moving to a new home isn’t only stressful – it can also be pretty costly if you don’t watch what you’re doing. And when you’re probably going to have spend money doing up your new place, splashing out a fortune on moving costs is the last thing you want to be doing. And so, here at Tower Moving Toronto we’ve come up with some ways you can help to curtain those costs:
Before moving your valuable belongings into a self storage unit or a mobile storage container, you will want to purchase a sturdy lock to protect against theft or vandalism. There are many different types of locks to choose from. Most storage facilities give you the option to purchase a lock from them or buy one on your own. While standard padlocks or combination padlocks are more affordable options, they can be easily broken or picked. Wondering which type of lock is best for your needs? Here are two varieties of secure locks to consider:
These look like your standard padlock, with one notable exception. The shackle (the U-shaped bar at the top of the lock) is particularly short and thick, and it’s protected by an outside casing. This makes it difficult for bolt-cutters to reach. If a padlock is your general preference, be sure to choose a closed-shackle model. Most brands retail for $10-$15.
Disc locks are the most popular self-storage locks, as they are resiliently strike-proof, drill-proof and pick-proof. They have a thickly built shackle that fits tightly around your storage unit door latch, making it difficult for anyone to jam bolt-cutters into the lock. Made of heavy-duty stainless steel, disc locks feature a lock mechanism that includes anti-pick pins. Breaking these locks takes full-on electrical equipment, and a whole lot of time and effort. The average retail price for a disc lock is $50.
Though many consider disc locks the industry standard, they are incompatible with some storage unit door latches. Call your facility in advance to ask if you can use a disc lock. If you can’t, they will likely sell you an alternative lock.
Here at Tower Moving we help lots of young people coming to Toronto for a job to relocate to their new apartment. For many of them it’s the first time they’ve left their home city or town so, understandably, it can all be a bit stressful for them (as well as exciting, of course).
We try and make life as easy as possible for first time movers (and multiple time movers of course). We’re already known as a low cost moving company and to keep their living costs as low as possible, we recommend first time movers to this city heed the following advice.
How to keep down the cost of living in your new apartment
Being a relocation company, here at Tower Moving Toronto we know how potentially stressful moving home and especially relocating to a new City can be. And if it’s to a city where the streets are as busy and bustling as Toronto then it can be quite a thing to contemplate.
Or at least it would be if you didn’t plan well in advance and consider the potential pitfalls along the way. So, if you’re planning a relocation any time soon why not take a look our Top 10 tips to help make your move a little smoother:
Tips for easier home relocation
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