Packing to move to a new city such as downtown Toronto can be both a stressful and exciting time when you are looking for a permanent home or a short-term rental. if your organization has not set you up with a moving company be sure to fully research your needs before hiring one. The following article will go over how to find the right packing company for you for your corporate relocation, tips, and tricks, present you with a temporary short-term location in the Yorkville area, and link you to more corporate relocation articles by Avalon Suites Yorkville.
If you are still reading this article, chances are you or your organization have involved you in corporate relocation and you can learn more on Avalon Suites Yorkville guide: Corporate Relocation: Everything You Need to Know.
How to choose the right company. Toronto is home to various home location moving companies and if you are moving into the city, you should ask family and friends for recommendations, research each company, and look at past customer reviews. Know what type of home relocation they are, if one is not already provided to you by the organization. Are they movers for within the province, from province to province, or handles moving into the country? When you’ve narrow down the companies you are interested in hiring to your top three, make sure to communicate and get to know each one. Call each company to ask for a quote, they should come to look at all your home stuff before setting a price, so set up that appointment for them to come to look at your household moving goods and ask them any questions you might have already.
You should already read up on some of their moving companies’ provincial licensing and registration to make sure it is all up to date and creditable, the mover’s frequently asked questions to stay informed, and their fees like for extra-services, so you understand the costs. As a home mover, you do not want to be caught off guard that some services you asked for cost additional service fees when it comes to payment for their services.
Tips and Tricks
All these tips and tricks are useful when you are planning, packing, and prepping your corporate relocation you can learn more about what it is for you in Avalon Suites Yorkville guide: What is Corporate Relocation for Employees in Toronto.
Ask for Referrals – Whether you have decided to look for a local Toronto home renovations contractor online or decide to ask family and friends, nothing is more powerful than word-of-mouth referrals. It is the best way to track down a trusted and qualified professional to handle the job. Asking close relatives, friends, and neighbors whom they have trusted to call, have a positive experience with, how the contractor handled the problem, and if they would call them again may help.
Packing and Unpacking Services - Moving to a new home in Toronto can be stressful, between packing and unpacking, saying farewell to friends and family at home, preparing yourself, your spouse, and your children, and looking forward to a new home. Working with your relocation assistance can make some parts of the easier like the packing and unpacking process. Your household goods and delicate furniture should be packed and moved by a reliable moving company – preferably your organization is working with one already. Saving you time and stress, before, during, and after.
Interview Contractors – Narrow down your lists of home renovators to contract and set up a time to call or arrange an in-person meeting. This will allow you and the contractors to view the space you want to be remodeled, talk in person about the expectations and finances, as well as ask questions. Both you and the contractor should have plenty of questions to ask and prepared beforehand. It is best to keep it under 3 contractors as things may become confusing to remember at certain points.
Setting up Payment – Another important tip to keep in mind when hiring a contractor is to work out a payment schedule before agreeing to sign the contract. The payment schedule speaks about your contractor’s financial status and work ethic. If you are looking for half the payment upfront, they may be looking at financial issues, have a poor work ethic, or are worried you may not pay the rest once you see the final work. Especially for large projects, plan to play in increments as the project comes to being complete. All things being equal for you and the contractor, be sure to find someone you are comfortable with when hiring to work on the renovations.
If you are considering corporate relocating to downtown Toronto or conducting business in the Yorkville, Toronto area, stay with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville. Both a short commute by public transit and by car, Avalon is strategically located to place you only several minutes from your corporate office. Downtown Toronto is conveniently located to head offices for the finance, tourism, technology, and media industries, and staying in Yorkville, Toronto allows you to be in the center of it all.
Short-term rentals offer so much more space, amenities, and benefits than a typical hotel room, for more on corporate relocation to the downtown Toronto core, visit Avalon Suites Yorkville guide in What to Know for your Next Corporate Relocation in Yorkville Toronto.
Avalon Suites Yorkville
Avalon Suites Yorkville hopes that this article gave you a better insight into your corporate relocation package coming to Toronto. If you need temporary housing or hoping to stay with Avalon Suites you can look forward to booking one of our premium luxury economy suites or two bedrooms for you and your family. Every suite comes with a fully furnished kitchen, an in-suite washer, and dryer, as well as fast access to wi-fi and smart tv with cable.
Staying with Avalon Suites allow you access to our gym and fitness center, conference room, and concierge services. Not to mention walking distance to the neighborhood Wholefoods. Furthermore, staying with Avalon Suites allows you to be only minutes away from big offices downtown like TD, CIBC, RBC, Deloitte, and much more.
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