So You’re Heading North, now what?
Whether your job or a new employer is having you relocate to Canada from the U.S. it is important to have your ducks in a row. You may have a million questions running through your mind such as, “when moving to Canada from US is it more convenient to see your belonging or hire a moving company?” A moving company is your best solution. They will help you keep the treasured valuables you have accumulated over a lifetime. Moving companies that specialize in international moves will take all your moving needs into consideration and offer helpful tips to keep you on track. They will help you to execute your move in a timely manner and will take a lot of the fuss and hassle out of what could be a potentially complicated move.
What International Moving Companies Offer
International moving companies that help orchestrate moves such as from the US to Canada, have the know how to get you moved quickly and efficiently. A lot of the companies are bonded and insured and movers have collective years of experience. Also, some offer to let you buy boxes for a fee less than the UPS and other companies offering moving boxes. Many have multiple methods of getting your belongings to where they need to go: truck, air, sea, and rail are employed in various moving situations depending upon what’s needed. A great international moving company will make sure all items are insured and will fill out the necessary paperwork. They often give you a checklist of things to remember and address any concerns you have about your international move.
Many offer tips and suggestions in the form of a timeline as to when to begin to do certain tasks before your move:
– About 2.5 to 4 months before your move check out the new community you’re moving into. Keep records of moving expenses. Some may be tax deductible especially if related to an employer relocation. – About 2 to 3 months in advance of the move, begin to pack breakable items away. It’s a good idea to use old towels or sheets to wrap around breakables for protection. – Also, 2 to 3 months in advance line up a storage facility if one will be necessary for some possessions that can’t be moved to your new home for any reason. 6 weeks to 2 months before a move is a good time to begin lining up a family physician and dentist in your new Canadian home. – Schools for school aged children should be notified also about 6 weeks to 2 months in advance of the move across the border. – Roughly 4 to 6 weeks before your move you should begin to look into switching car insurance over to your new residence for the date you’ll be arriving. – Final packing supplies should also be purchased 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the move: some of those supplies include: strapping tape, bubble wrap, magic markers, scissors, boxes, a tape measure, blankets and/or furniture pads. – Purchase homeowners insurance about a month before your move
Getting ahold of an international mover as soon as you know you’ll be moving from the US to Canada will save you a lot of time and headaches. They are experts in what you will need for customs and know how to coordinate the arrival of your belongings with the arrival of you and your family. Taking matters into your own hands is not a wise decision as you may run into unanticipated snags you have know idea how to handle in a foreign countries. Let professional Canadian movers take the worry out of the moving process!