How to Schedule Your Montreal Move
No matter what the season in Montreal, it is always important to know how to schedule your move. The peak Montreal moving season starts in May and goes on until September, and during this period it is crucial to book your movers as far in advance as you possibly can in order to secure a reservation.
Within a given month, no matter the season, the first 7 days or last 7 days of the month are the busiest for Montreal movers. That means it is recommended that you make these types of moving reservations as quickly as possible, even up to a month or more in advance. Since most leases en on the first of a month, the first or last days of the month are the heaviest when it comes to mover bookings.
Next in line in terms of volume of bookings are weekends, including Fridays. Families with children and people who work a standard 9 to 5 schedule prefer these days for obvious reasons, and they fill up fast. In this is the case for you, it is recommended that you book movers about 3 weeks in advance.
If you are moving during any other date, a period of about 2 weeks in advance should be safe to secure movers. Even if you book later, dates can still be available, but booking in advance is the best way to ensure you get your Montreal movers on the day you need them.
Common Moving Day Mistakes to Avoid
After a long search on the housing market, you’ve finally found a new home and you’re ready for the big move. Dreaming about life in your new house can be exciting, but preparing for it can be a hassle. Without the right planning, you could end up spending more time, energy and money than necessary, making your move much more stressful. Here are just a few of the most common moving day mistakes to avoid to make your next big move as simple and stress-free as possible.
Packing Unwanted Belongings
If you pack in a rush, you may not have the time to go through your belongings and get rid of unwanted items. Taking unwanted belongings with you when moving can end up making your move more complicated and expensive. Save yourself the hassle of dealing with extra boxes by discarding, donating or selling unwanted items in preparation for packing up your home.
Forgetting To Change Your Address
Many people get so excited to move that they forget to change their address information. This can cause confusion down the road when bills, important documents, and other mail is sent to the wrong address. Give yourself peace of mind before the big day by making a list of companies and contacts that should be aware of your new address and letting them know ahead of time.
Booking Your Movers Last-Minute
Don’t wait until the last minute to book your moving company because spots with reputable companies often fill up quickly and you may be stuck with a moving service with expensive rates that doesn’t have the skills or experience to get the job done smoothly. Booking your movers well in advanced also gives you time to do your homework about your movers and find out more about the services they offer.
At ADT Moving, for example, we offer a number of supplementary services in addition to regular moving services, including a private storage facility, packing and unpacking, and regional relocation moving assistance. To learn more about our residential, commercial and industrial moving services, contact us today at ADT Moving and make your next move as smooth as it can be.
How to Make Things Easier Before Moving Day
A lot of people in the industry will tell you that in their experience, the best way to making moving day easier is by having a plan. In this plan you should determine what you need to get done to facilitate things when the big day comes. Here is how to make things easier before moving day. Follow our lead and you won’t have anything to worry about.
Sort through your belongings
If you want to make things easier for moving day, then you should go around your home and get rid of all of the extra fluff that just isn’t necessary. We are talking about extra furniture, lampshades, toys, decorations and materials. Have a big yard sale, give them to friends, put stuff on Craigslist or Facebook. Do what you have to do to get rid of things that you can now. Liquidate it and turn it in to something that you can use, like cash.
Does it still look good on you? Does it have sentimental value? Should you save it for a Saturday night out? Chances are if you have to ask a lot of these questions, then you don’t actually need it. We can’t tell you how many times people find themselves in difficulties they could have avoided just because they have too much clothing, too many jackets, scarves, shirts, skirts and pants to pack before the truck arrives. Don’t go crazy with clothes. Donate whatever you don’t need. If you haven’t worn it in a while, get rid of it. You’ll have fewer boxes, less stress, and more time.
Make a plan
You know your house better than anyone. Even though our workers are professionals with years of experience, they still aren’t too good at mind reading. If you have things that you absolutely want to take with you, set them aside. If you have certain rooms you want emptied first, let us know. If you have special requests, then let us know right away and we will make them happen. Plans often go awry but they can still help.
Don’t let yourself get too worked up on moving day. Things are going to be just fine – especially when you are in the hands of an experienced moving company.
The Guide to Stress-Free Winter Moving
Moving can be a process fraught with stress in the best of times, but the cold winter weather can make the process even more stressful. However, help is at hand – we have put together some top tips to help you avoid the pitfalls of moving in winter.
– Salt the path leading to your home so that the ADT moving team will not slip on your icy driveway or the driveway of the house you are moving into. If the weather is really bad, keep a shovel handy to clear away any snow.
– Warm clothes: Keep aside some jumpers, scarves, gloves and hats to help keep your family warm on moving day. During the move, our movers will be going in and out of your home keeping your doors wide open. Switch off the heat – there is no point having the heating on, so your home will get cold very quickly.
– Pets: the stress of moving can really affect your pets and make them feel nervous. Take dogs for a good walk beforehand if you are moving a long distance and make sure your pets are warm and have enough food and water for the journey.
– Plants: Plants will not be able to survive for more than a few minutes in below zero outdoor temperature. ADT movers will wrap your plants in horticultural fleece and will load them last and unload them first at the new location.
– Daytime: It gets dark early in the winter, so try to time your move so that you arrive at your new home before its dark outside.
The key to a stress-free move is planning ahead, particularly in winter. A few simple precautions will make a big difference, helping you to settle into your new home as quickly as possible.
ADT Moving and Storage is a Montreal based moving company. Give us a call or visit our website to learn about our long distance moving services. 1-888-903-6683.
The Advantages of the Off-Peak Moving Season
With the cold weather season in full-effect, we’re fully into the off-peak moving season. If you have the flexibility and choice of when to move, fall and winter is considered to be some of the best times to move. Why? Because you can not only save some money but even save yourself some time! Here are some of the advantages of moving during the off-peak moving season.
It’s generally known that moving companies are tremendously busy in the spring and summer seasons and moving rates tend to change to meet the supply versus demand issues. Moving in the fall and winter seasons can get you a considerable reduction in moving fees. Plus, if you move mid-week on a Tuesday or Wednesday in the middle of the month during less busy-periods, you could see even better prices. Many movers have price models that work this way which can work in favour for you. Every bit of savings count in a season that tend to be full of expenditures from the holidays, winter getaway trips and more!
Even Better Service
When you move in off-peak seasons, you’re within a minority in comparison to the other seasons, meaning your local moving company will have less moves planned in a day and will be able to concentrate their efforts onto your move even more so than usual.
Less demand means you can not only expect better service but the choice of moving days and time slots will play to your advantage too. Move out comfortably without a rush, at a time of your choosing.
Are you thinking about moving any time soon? Considering a move during an off-peak season may be the right move for you. Get in touch with us today for a free quote.