Moving Condos in the Cold
We've almost made it through another frosty Canadian winter and even though we know spring weather is right around the corner, we also know that this month can just as easily dump a snowy surprise on us. If you're planning to move this month, you'll first want to take a minute to read these hot moving tips.
1. Ask your new condo manager, well in advance of your move, if you are required to arrange for the reading of any meters and the set-up of your account for any utilities you are responsible for, or if this is taken care of for you. Also book in advance the installation of your cable TV, Internet and/or telephone as necessary.
2. Book your move-in date, elevator and movers early too, as you'll need to work with the restrictions of the building's allowable moving days and hours.
3. Find out exactly which areas you're allowed to access for your move. Many buildings have a dedicated freight elevator or loading dock at the back of the building, and do not allow movers to use the regular elevators or even walk through the front doors of the building to bring anything in.
4. If the weather is forecast to be very cold on moving day, be sure to pack your electronics and plants extra-carefully, and ideally drive them over to your new place in your heated car.
The positive thing about moving now is that by the time the spring real estate rush kicks in and other homebuyers are scrambling to secure the moving elevator and the services of movers, you'll be all settled in your new condo, unpacked, relaxed and ready to enjoy the warmer weather!