Reduce Your Moving Time
Before the Big Day
It’s simple but true: the longer it takes the movers to get you into your new home or the longer you have the rental truck in your possession, the higher the bill. To shorten the moving process—and thus lower your costs—start planning!
For example, donate or sell belongings that you don’t use anymore and that you have no intention of bringing along with you. On the eve or morning of the move, get a head start on your day by unplugging appliances, dismantling beds, taking down mirrors and artwork from the walls, removing your furnishing’s doors, shelves and drawers, etc. These simple things can save you major time and money.
When You Arrive at Your New House
In addition to getting the place you are leaving ready, remember to plan for your arrival to your new home. Do you need to reserve the elevator? Is there parking available? Does your furniture easily fit through the stairwells and the rooms’ doorways? Are all your boxes and furnishings clearly identified? Again, the objective here is to reduce the amount of mover or rental truck time you will have to pay for.
Don’t Move on July 1rst
It’s a well-known fact that in Quebec, 10 to 15% of households move during the July 1rst weekend. Professional and amateur movers, trucks and even pizza delivery drivers become scarce around this date. It is not rare for the fees to rise accordingly at this time of the year.
You will, therefore, pay a premium to move on this day. You may also struggle to reserve a rental truck or a team of movers. If you can, choose an earlier or later moving date to take advantage of lower rates.