Planning Your Move
No matter how big your move is or how far you’re moving, it can be stressful because there’s a lot to do before it’s time to load the moving van. Use this helpful Daily Planning Guide to help you stay organized and on schedule.
4 Weeks Before Moving
File a change of address form with the Postal Office for each person receiving mail at your home.
Notify creditors, magazines, and book and record clubs of your new address.
Contact doctors and dentists for your family’s medical records.
Ask your physicians for colleague recommendations in your new city.
Get copies of renewable prescriptions.
Decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. (Consider having a garage sale.)
Complete a home inventory listing each possession, date purchased and value.
Notify your local utilities to have your service turned off after your departure.
Contact utilities in your new city for connections.
Notify your children’s schools, your church, clubs and any other organizations of your impending move.
3 Weeks Before Moving
Decide which items you will pack and sketch out the floor plan of your new home to determine placement of furnishings. Make a list of names, addresses and numbers you will need or want to remember.
Pack your phone book so you can contact businesses after your move.
Notify your ADT Agent if you have changed anything about your move; household goods, destination, dates of the move, etc.
Make arrangements to move your plants and pets. Check homeowners insurance policies to see if moving is covered. Transfer insurance to cover fire, theft and personal property at your new home.
2 Weeks Before Moving
If you’re shipping an automobile, plan to have the gasoline tank less than 1/2 full and make sure there is sufficient antifreeze and oil.
Plan your trip to your new destination. (Make travel accommodations, and if driving, have your car serviced.)
Return borrowed things and collect things you’ve loaned.
Make arrangements for servicing your appliances both at your current home and your new home. (Your ADT Agent can assist you with arranging these third party services, if desired.)
Dispose of flammables such as gasoline, matches, cleaning fluids, bleach, pressurized or aerosol cans, and ammunition.
Discontinue regular services such as newspaper, trash pickup, lawn service, etc.
If moving your TV antenna, make arrangements to have it taken down. (Your ADT Agent can arrange this service for you, if desired.)
1 Week Before Moving
Arrange for payment to your ADT driver at destination. (Unless your move is to be billed to your employer or has previous credit approval, payment by cash, certified check or money order is required before unloading.)
Transfer bank and savings accounts so you don’t lose interest.
Make arrangements to discontinue your local telephone service. (Your local telephone company can help you establish phone service at your new home.)
Determine which items you’re taking with you. Pack these items and set aside in a designated area.
Have rugs and draperies cleaned. (Keep in protective cleaners bags.)
Use up your frozen food supply, give it to a neighbor, or donate it to a food bank.
Drain the fuel from lawnmowers and other power equipment.
1 Day Before Moving
Pack a box of things you’ll need as soon as you arrive at your new home. (This might include non-aerosol cleaning supplies, disposable plates and cups, light tools, snacks, bathroom items and trash bags.)
Take this box with you or have the driver load it last and unload first. This is usually the day packing is done.
Make sure all packing services have been performed before you sign for them.
Defrost, thoroughly clean and dry refrigerator.
Moving Out Day
Be on hand when the ADT driver arrives and throughout the loading process. (If you won’t be there, make sure someone will be there to direct the movers. Make sure the driver has in writing the name and phone number of that person.)
Accompany the driver during inventory. Check on the condition of your goods as they are loaded.
Make a final tour of your home. See that nothing is overlooked.
Sign the bill of lading and make sure your new address and phone number are correct.
Lock all windows and doors, and turn off all switches.
Moving In Day
Arrive at your home a day ahead of time, if possible, to make sure utilities are connected and to plan placement of major items in your home.
Be on hand to pay the driver with cash, certified check or money order prior to your goods being unloaded.
Checklist of People & Companies to be Notified
Banks and Financial Institutions
Moving Day Essentials
Moving day is here, and you are both excited for and dreading the prospect of packing up your life and moving it to another neighbourhood, city, province, or country. It’s understandable. We want you to know that moving day doesn’t have to be hard. The right company would never make things more difficult on you than they already are; in fact, it’s the opposite. ADT Moving wants you to know some moving day must-haves that will make things go much more smoothly for you, your family, and the movers themselves!
Our movers will always keep a detailed inventory, but we recommend preparing one yourself for personal use. In the days leading up to the move, just jot down everything that you are taking, and make special note of things that might be fragile. As our team begins to move your things, check off the boxes and listen to what they say. It will give you some peace of mind.
Our team of professional movers is very meticulous in what they do. Once the house is emptied, it’s a good idea to go through and give it a final cleaning to make it ready for the new tenants to move in.
Having entertainment options is great for both you and your children. Having a separate TV or game console set up somewhere will help keep the kids out of the movers’ way, and will even help you relax and get a break when you need it.
Snacks and bottles of water go a long way in helping moving day go smoothly. Just think of all of the work that everyone will be doing. Snacks will help everyone work better, and water will keep everyone hydrated in the hot sun. It will also help you relax when it comes time for your break, and help keep the kids happy all day too. We know how tough moving day can be on them.
Moving day is both exciting and terrifying, but with the right moving company it could be made all the better. These moving day must-haves will also help things go smoothly on your moving day.
How to Prepare for Your First Big Move
The transition from living in your parents’ house to living on your own for the first time is an exciting one. It’s the first big move that many people make. However, this type of big move can be stressful—especially if you’re relocating to a new city for a job or school. If you or your child is making that big leap in the coming months, follow these simple tips for making that first move go as smoothly as possible.
Pare It Down
If you’ve lived under the same roof for a long period of time, you’ve probably accumulated some possessions. Most people moving out of their parents’ houses won’t have a lot of extra room in their new apartments for all the objects that have been collected over the years.
Before moving, go through everything you own and decide what you actually need for your new home, what has sentimental value, and what can be thrown out or given away. You’ll have to make some tough calls, but in the end you’ll drastically reduce the amount of stuff you’ll have to deal with on the big day.
Get a Storage Space
Deciding what to throw away might be easy for you, but what should you do with all those sentimental childhood items, the baby blankets and books and old baseball cards that you want to hang on to but don’t necessarily need in your new apartment? A storage space is an easy and convenient way to store all those miscellaneous things that may not fit in your new apartment. ADT Moving offers long and short term storage spaces, so we can help you store whatever you need until you can find a home for it.
Moving out for the first time can be a fun and liberating experience. If you prepare ahead of time, moving out of your parents’ house can be the start of an exciting adventure rather than overwhelming burden. ADT Moving can help you or your child get ready for that major transition.
How to Deal With Clutter During A Move
When you are moving from one place to another, old objects, clothes, utensils, and memorabilia seem to come out of the walls. More often than not, moving is a great excuse to get rid of unwanted clutter – but how to do it responsibly? The world is full of enough landfills filled with clutter other people were too irresponsible to deal with properly. When you are trying to cut down on the physical possessions of yours that you have to move from one place to the other, there are some great, fiscally and ecologically friendly ways to do so. Here are some examples of a few:
Selling Unwanted Items
You might be surprised at the things people will buy – something you think is worthless might be of great value to somebody else. Online sites like Craigslist, Kijiji, or eBay are great ways to both find out how much one of your unwanted possessions might be worth, and to actually sell it once you have picked out a reasonable price – and remember to be reasonable! You are trying to liberate yourself from this stuff after all, so do not expect a king’s ransom for something you would barely crack your wallet for.
You can also have a garage sale when the weather is nice. Having friends and neighbours stop by and pick up something of yours for a couple dollars is a great way to say goodbye to the neighbourhood.
Clothes, kitchen utensils toys – these things are all worthy of reuse and recycling. Even if you do not personally know a family who could use your unwanted items, a thrift store is a great way to ensure your unwanted stuff finds a family that can.
Put Things in Storage
We all have keepsakes that we can’t bear to part with, and it’s okay to want to keep these things. Find an affordable place to keep things in storage and you can find a new place for them among your other possessions in your new home
Be responsible with your clutter and save the stress on the environment. Get your unwanted stuff to people who want it and make your move easier on yourself.
How to Make Moving Easier
Out of everything you have to do before, during, and after moving day, one of the most difficult issues that we face is deciding which things are going to stay and which ones are staying behind. These are the choices that we have to make, though. If you find yourself moving to a smaller place, into a big city, or just want to make things a bit more convenient to handle, then the best way to make moving easier is by downsizing. Here’s how:
Donate as much as you can
Go through the home with boxes and big trash bags, and get rid of everything that you don’t need. Take all of the excess trinkets, toys, clothes and canned goods and put them into bags and boxes for donations. Not only will this make things easier for you, but you will also be helping those in need.
Purge unnecessary things with some help
The next thing you need to do is a massive purge of the unnecessary things in your home. All of that stuff that you are keeping around for “someday” in the future. The reason you should get some help is so you will have a second opinion. You could probably convince yourself that you want things that you don’t really need. You’d be surprised at how much room you can free up by cleaning out the closets, basement, and bedrooms.
Organize a sale
A lot of people take large furniture with them across country because they fear that buying new stuff will be a headache and too expensive. True, a new couch might cost a lot of money, but you will actually save money by selling your old one and not moving it. Use the $ you get from a moving sale to invest in new, smaller stuff on the other side.
These are some of the best and easiest tips to make moving easier. Downsizing is the way to go for sure. Donate as much as you can, get rid of the stuff that you don’t need, and sell away your old furniture and invest in new, smaller stuff once you get there. This will make things easier for you and certainly for our friendly, professional movers.
Your Pre-Moving Checklist: Don’t Forget the Essentials!
Moving is one of the most hectic times in your life, because it’s that time again to move all of your valuables, odds and ends, and anything else that you want to take. Plus, you have to consider cleaning, transporting your things, and moving into a new home.
While this process can be stressful, our Montreal movers know exactly how to make your process as easy as possible, no matter what you need to get done. In our many years of moving, there are a few things that we’ve realized need to get done before you’ve started your move.
We’ve compiled a list of all the things that your family should do before a move is finalized, and our list of everything you may need to remember should help you streamline the process in the future.
Prepare your kids:
-The first thing you should do is plan non-academic/after school activities to get your children interested in the new area, and register them for school.
Your local services:
-Cancel any memberships that you might have back home. It can be frustrating when you find out that they’re still charging you, and will only stop charging you when you show up. It’s best to take care of this early.
-Open a bank account in your new location, and cancel your current bill-paying system. Sometimes, you’ll need to set up a direct deposit account at your new job to get paid- and you’ll need to have an account for this.
-Find a doctor for your family. This includes sending medical records and refilling any essential prescriptions.
Changing your Address:
-You have to officially change your address with the post office. A simple visit to your local post office is generally all it takes, plus a change of address form dropped in the mail-box. You should also inform businesses or subscriptions of your move if you want to keep some post from your old home.
-Decide what you’re going to watch when you get there: cable, internet services? The sky is the limit, but the key is to avoid fees and charges.
-Register to vote in your new area! This is one of the easiest ways to establish residency in your new location.
Update your License and Utilities:
-Register your license and set up/cancel utilities as needed. This includes electricity, cell phone, gas, internet, and water.
Finally, the Move:
-Reconfirm your moving arrangements. Our Montreal movers (https://www.adtmoving.com/en) like just a little bit of notice (1-2 weeks) before you’re officially ready. Prepare payment, and consider cleaning services. If you’re going to be displaced over a long distance, sometimes it’s useful to look into a hotel.
Get Your Spring Cleaning Done Before You Move
Get that spring cleaning done and sort out your belongings before you even call the movers in Montreal. Not only will this save you time and money but it will also help ensure that your sanity stays intact during the whole process. Moving to a new home means packing, cleaning, organizing and storing all your stuff, both old and new. The more you can organize and cut down on your stuff beforehand, the better you’ll feel come moving day.
Here are some tips on how to effectively do your spring cleaning before moving in Montreal.
Group tasks into smaller projects
The accumulated dirt, dust, and clutter that have come into your house over the winter can feel like an overwhelming task to tackle. The first thing you need to do is divide cleaning tasks into small manageable projects. Tackling the small projects will allow you to complete tasks faster and easier.
Enlist help from others
Spring cleaning your home before moving out can be a huge task for a single person. The best way to approach spring cleaning is to enlist the help of family members and friends. Delegate the smaller projects amongst yourselves, so you can accomplish them faster and easier.
Organize and store to de-clutter
Organizing your stuff before you clean will not only allow you to move faster but will also enable you to know where everything is. Take a microfiber cloth and some boxes, pick up items such as books, DVDs and other items then wipe any dust from their surfaces. Place the items in different boxes and label them for easier identification.
Donate old unused stuff
Once you have finished organizing and storing the contents of your home in labelled boxes, any old and unused household items can be donated to a charity of your choice. This will ensure that your move will be as light and as organized as possible.
How to Save Time During a Move
Moving is not only strenuous but time consuming. Many people have had to spend the whole day and even part of the night to move into a new house. This puts a halt to many activities, and that is why this guide will highlight the top three ways of saving time when moving.
Use a Professional Moving Company
Although moving by yourself is possible, you may end up wasting a lot of time in the process. By hiring a professional moving company, a lot of time can be saved. Professional movers know all the tricks that can be applied when moving and will ensure that everything is safely and quickly packed and unpacked.
Get Packing Supplies Ready
It is common to see people running around looking for extra packing tape and many other packing supplies when they have already started packing. Failing to get enough of everything that you will need during this process is a recipe for disaster and time wastage. From boxes to packing tape and bubble wrap, ensure that everything is available before you begin.
Prepare the House
Most movers will leave anything that is not disconnected behind meaning that you may have to spend even more time to deal with this. To avoid this, ensure that the house is in a move-out condition before you call them in. This will save time while also ensuring that nothing is left behind. You could also lend them a hand to hasten the process.
Moving into a new house may be demanding, but using the right moving company in Montreal can guarantee you not only efficiency but also the safety of your household items. Therefore, enlist the services of a moving company and work with these tips to ensure you don’t waste time during your move.
How to Save Money During a Move
Whether you are moving across the country or just a few streets over, moving can be an expensive process. The following guide offers some great tips for moving on a limited budget.
Collect Packing Materials
As soon as you start considering a move, it is time to start collecting boxes, milk crates, and even bubble wrap. Ask at work and local stores for boxes or used packing materials. You can also ask friends, neighbors, and family members to help you collect these materials. Purchasing boxes can get expensive, especially if you have a lot of stuff, so take the opportunity to get what you can for free.
Get Rid of the Clutter
This is the perfect time to give away or sell things that you no longer use. This may cut down on the number of movers you need or the size of the truck needed to transport your things. As an added benefit, having a yard sale can help you earn some cash for your move.
Hire Professional Movers
While you do have to pay professional movers, they can save you money in the long run. For example, they have everything necessary to make your move easy. This includes the truck, dollies, and other items you might otherwise have to rent. You will also save a good bit on the meal you would have to buy your friends and family for helping you if you did it yourself.
Look for Combo Deals
If you will need to store items for any period of time, look for a moving company that also has storage space available. You may be able to work out a deal on either the moving costs or first month’s storage rent.
Take Care of Parking Beforehand
If your movers have to park up the block and around the corner, your move is going to take considerably longer (and likely cost more). If either your current or new home does not have a private driveway, take the time to speak with your landlord or building manager about your options. For example, your movers may be allowed to use a management parking spot, loading zone, or other area while they are moving things in and out. If you wait until the day of your move, people are less likely to be accommodating.
Moving can be expensive. However, using the tips discussed above, as well as the right moving company in Montreal, you can save money.
Feeling Stressed About A Move? These Tips Will Calm You Down
Good organization techniques are extremely important to implement when preparing for a move. The majority of our clients usually comment that they find packing and unpacking the worst part of moving. This doesn’t have to always be the case! We have put together some helpful moving tips to make packing and unpacking easier and less stressful for you:
- Label all boxes. Assign a room and box number to each box. Put together a labelling system that has enough space for a special comment section. That’s where you can note the location of valuables and important documents.
- To avoid getting frustrated and tearing open five boxes to find the essentials you’ll need upon arrival, pack two boxes containing essential items.
- The first box should contain toilet paper, a telephone, toothpaste and hair brushes, dry snacks, coffee and coffee pot, soap, a flash light and kitchen utensils.
- The second essential box should get you ready to move in. It could hold paper towels, rags, sponges, window and floor cleaners and other cleaning items. Label the boxes accordingly. Make sure they’re the last ones placed in your car or the moving van to ensure easy access.
Professional Movers Will Take the Stress Out of a Move
Moving can actually be a really emotional experience where many people will experience some level of anxiety and stress. This is because a home contains memories, and there is a lot of hassle involved in picking up your life and all your possessions when relocating.
Our advice for every home owner looking to avoid the potential pitfalls of moving is to use an accredited mover. Unlike non-regulated movers, accredited ones undergo a certain level of professional training, are required to carry insurance and keep their vehicles up to industry standards.
We suggest the following simple steps to take the stress out of moving:
– Take out insurance – It is unlikely your belongings will be covered by home and contents insurance when you are moving, as the risk of damage is greater when goods are being relocated. Transit insurance, offered by professional movers, is in most instances the most economical way to cover your goods in transit.
– Know what you’re paying for – double check that the quote you are provided with by the moving company includes the travel cost to and from the properties – especially for long distance moves.
– Make an inventory of your belongings – if you are asking for a quote over the phone, take a thorough inventory of your belongings to ensure you are given an accurate quote – or even better have the mover visit your home to assess its contents before they prepare their quote.
How to prepare for moving day
It’s never too early to start preparing for a move. Take a look around your home and consider all the places you have to empty, organize and pack. Give yourself plenty of time and arrange a program to complete all tasks.
Packing for a trip is not the same as packing for a move. Many people leave the packaging to the last minute and do not realize the importance of work in front of them on moving day. If the movers arrive at your door and you have not even started packing will delay the move and cost you more hours of billing.
The spaces that are not often visited such as attics, basements, and garages are often full of messy and dirty. The devices will need dismantling, while some appliances such as refrigerators and freezers unplugged once will also need cleaning and defrosting.
Ideally, we recommend all our customers to be proactive about two to three months before the planned move. So customers have sufficient time to evaluate the different bids they received, allowing them to make the best decision based on their personal needs and requirements.
Your Pre-Moving Checklist
There are many reasons you may need to move – from buying a new home, to leaving for college or relocating for a new job. Creating a plan and organizing the move will minimize stress and help make it a good experience. If you divide the process of moving into three parts: purge, pack and clean, you will save time, money and gain peace of mind.
Start packing six months before your estimated moving date. Make a checklist for each room of your house, start with the rooms that need the most work. In each room, purge old clothes and items, pack and clean the room. When you are purging designate a box for items you’re going, to donate, trash or give away to friends and family. Do not plan to sell items at flea markets or online retailers during the time you are preparing to move, this will just add to your list of things to do. When packing, try to use the same size boxes to make good use of space on the moving truck.
Three months before your estimated moving date, hire your movers in Montreal, and set aside an entire day if you need to do research via the internet or in person. Be prepared to provide information such as how many rooms your residence has, estimated number of boxes and large items and estimated miles to the new residence.
Most moving companies will give you a confirmation number when your transaction is complete. Create a physical or electronic folder for all emails, contracts and vital information. Two weeks before your moving day, call and confirm your reservation with the moving company, verify the date, time, address, number of movers hired and the size of the moving truck.
Relieving Your Stress during the Big Move
With all the excitement of moving to a new home, it’s easy to overlook the amount of planning and physical labour it requires. Before you know it, moving day will arrive, and the stress of boxing up every single one of your possessions in a way that is safe and secure will creep up on you.
There are several ways you can relieve moving-day stress:
Dedicate a room in your current home to organizing all your items. Separate them by category (i.e. cooking, clothes, bathroom accessories), place them in different boxes, and then label each box according to the room they belong in. This way, once you arrive at your new home, you will have an easy time unpacking, and because of how clearly everything is marked, others will be able to help, as well.
TIP: Be sure to mark “breakable” in big bold letters on the boxes containing delicate items.
Accept help from others.
It’s natural to want to control where your possessions go and how they are handled, but it’s a lot of extra strain for one person to do all by themselves. Your family and close friends will want to help in any way they can—so graciously accept! Whether you realize it or not, you need all the help you can get.
Hire Professionals Movers
In the long run, it’s always best to leave it to the professionals. If you want to feel at ease and ensure everything is done properly, hiring professional movers with experience will keep things running smoothly.
Call up your movers a day or two beforehand to ensure you’re on the same page about the date and time they should arrive. Making an official confirmation will help relieve you of any worries about time constraints or the all-too-popular fear of “the movers will forget and not show up.”
Pre-Moving Day Checklist
Moving is a major event, and can often come with many unexpected issues. Before you hire a mover, it is important to check their references, make sure they are fully insured, and obtain a detailed quote –all things that ADT Movers provide up front.
Once you’ve received your quote, it’s time to get organized and start planning out your moving day. Here is a handy checklist you can use to help make your move as easy and stress free as possible.
Make the Best of Your Moving Day
- Have everything ready to go when the movers arrive. This will ensure that the process can start without any time wasted.
- Make sure that both your origin and destination locations are ready in terms of parking and elevator access (if needed).
- In the case of a long distance move, we will supply you with a list of the entire inventory to be moved. Keep this list and check off the items at their destination.
- For a local move, you should make an inventory of goods to be moved and supervise the loading and unloading or arrange for someone else to supervise.
- When the loading has been completed, do a walk-through of your premises to ensure that everything has been loaded and nothing is left in closets, behind doors, in attics or garages.
- Take any personal, important documents with you. Back up your computer data and take the data and the computer with you.
- Take all of your valuables (e.g. jewellery, prescriptions, artwork) with you, and make special arrangements for perishables (e.g. food, plants) that may be affected by heat or cold. Make appropriate arrangements for your pets.
- When the unloading has been completed, do a walk-through of your premises and all hallways and pathways into your premises as well as the moving vehicle to ensure that everything has been unloaded.
If you follow these easy steps, with the help of ADT Movers, there will only be one thing left to do on your moving day: enjoy your new home!
5 Last-Minute Moving Tips
Movers post many “to-do lists” about moving on the internet, and some can be quite overwhelming. Sometimes it’s helpful to simply focus on the really important things to ensure peace of mind and minimize stress during your moving day.
Here’s a list of a few crucial last-minute Montreal moving day tips:
- Remember to cancel or transfer your utility services, like electricity, phone and internet. If you are moving locally you simply need to have the services transferred, but if you are moving out of province or country you need to cancel and re-setup your utilities in your new location.
- Make your new address known. Update your address with friends and family, and ensure that any business related profiles also have your new address. Things like credit cards, online accounts, and the post office. Notify your employer and any insurance provider that you might have.
- Pay extra attention to securing important possessions, such as birth certificates, passports, jewelry and other precious items. Make sure that these are not mixed in with boxes containing your regular possessions. Know where these important items are at all times.
- Ensure you have contact information for services and people related to your new home, such as emergency services, utilities, and banks. You may not have access to the internet when you first move in.
- Make a list of your storage boxes and mark them clearly with their contents. You’ll be able to unpack everything where it is supposed to go, and keep track of any boxes that go missing since you have a list to refer to.
Remember, if the long complex moving checklists are too overwhelming, you can get by with just following these 5 simple but crucial tips that will make your Montreal move a lot less stressful.
What to look for in professional movers
Your home is the most important thing that you have, and the items in it are just as precious. Usually everything you own is within its walls, which is why you need to trust your move to professionals. You don’t want to load it all up, stuff it in the back of some random person’s truck, and move it all the way across town, and even worse, across country! Before you get on the phone or the internet to find a company to help you, make sure you know what to look for in professional movers. Knowing the difference can pay off big time in the end.
Getting a big truck full of furniture and equipment through the tight streets of a big city sure isn’t easy, especially when the town can be confusing, and full of dead ends and one way streets. Moving a rig through the streets of Montreal is even more difficult. You need a company that knows the area like the back of their hand. This will help everyone plan the move better, and for things to go more smoothly.
They pay attention to the safety of your belongings
There are a lot of companies out there that wrap a pad around your stuff, and throw it on to the back of the truck before driving off. Not us. You need a company that pays attention to every detail. That means wrapping your belongings in pads properly, using furniture wrap to protect your couches and chairs, using pads to protect your walls while moving, and putting down protective layering on the ground to protect your floors. A company worth the money will want to make sure everything about your home and belongings is safe and sound.
Straightforward pricing and estimates
We can’t tell you how many companies out there will give you a lowball estimate just to get you to agree, and then throw hidden costs at you when all is said and done. This is bad business, and we don’t do it. While the estimate is almost never exact, it should be a ballpark figure to help both sides reach an agreement. We don’t have hidden costs, and everything is done straightforwardly. Honest business is good business.
Here at ADT, we pride ourselves on the reputation that we have built. Our experience in the local area, our dedication to safety and our no-nonsense pricing have made us the go-to company for moving in Montreal. We know what to look for in professional movers, and now you do to. So don’t hesitate to contact us for your next moving day.
ADT Movers Serve All of Southern Quebec and Beyond
At ADT Moving, we provide two different kinds of moves in terms of distance. First there is the normal residential or commercial moving, which would be considered “local.” The area that would fall into this category would be all of southern Quebec, centered on Montreal and stretching until Quebec City.
All towns and neighborhoods in that area are covered by our service: Laval, South Shore, North Shore, West Island, Eastern Townships and more.
View our service area map for details.
Remember, we still serve clients moving outside this area. In that case, it would be considered a long distance move. Note that crossing the border into Ontario, even if the final destination is closer to Montreal than Quebec City, is still considered a long distance move.
No matter the distance of your move, you can rest assured that we will supply the same high standard of customer service on your moving day. Should you have any questions about our types of moves, service area, or any other inquiries don’t hesitate to contact us.
Adjusting to your new surroundings after a move
The moving process can be long and arduous. Not only do you have to have all of your things packed up, loaded onto a truck, moved somewhere new, and then put in to a new place, you also have to realize that you are starting a new life in a new location. Adjusting to your new surroundings can be difficult, but in our years of experience we have put together a few tips for people to help them get through these difficult times.
Take it slow
It is probably a natural feeling to want to just get it over with, and to get everything put into its proper place when you are moving, but we have found that people who take it a little slower often encounter less stress, and have a better time. Don’t put all of that pressure on yourself. Get what you need in the right place, and save the rest for later. Those boxes can be unpacked some other time. Chill out a bit and watch a movie with some takeout.
Go out and have fun
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why you need to give your new city or town a good chance to make a great first impression on you. Go out and see the cool things that your new place has to offer. Check out the restaurants and bars, the cultural attractions, or splendid natural attractions in the area. If you turn it into a fun experience, you will forget all about the anxiety you have about adjusting.
Even if you have a spouse, partner, or family, being cut off from society at large can be isolating. Get involved with things in the local area and try to make friends. Join a sports club or gym, maybe even an outdoor hiking group. How about a book club, cooking club, or dog walking group? There are plenty of ways to sink your teeth in to your new place. All you’ve got to do is try.
We are naturally accustomed to want to stay where it is comfortable. That’s why moving to a new city can be difficult for many people. Even though your move may have zapped all of your energy, you should try your best to get used to your new place. Use these tips on adjusting to your new surroundings, and we bet that you will feel at home in no time. We want to help make your next move as comfortable and convenient as possible, so contact us today to see how we can help.