McWilliams’ Guide to Moving Across Canada

If you have decided to move across Canada, you now must take on the task of figuring out how to move all of your stuff with you! With McWilliams’ helpful guide, you will be well on your way. Here is our list of 4 things to remember before you move across the country.

  1. Choose a Date: Preparation for the big move is critical for a successful and easy trip. Moving companies tend to book up fast, especially in the summer months, so book well in advance to guarantee you have the support and manpower necessary to move across Canada. Set a date for both the move of your family members and the move of your household items.
  2. Get Rid of Uneccessary Items: Moving across Canada can be very expensive especially if you have a lot to move The cost of shipping these items may end up equating to or surpassing the cost of just replacing them when you get there! Save time packing, save money, and save room on your moving truck by clearing out clutter and donating your unwanted items to charity or have a garage sale. You’ll be glad you did when you reach your new home!
  3. Hire a Professional Moving Company: While you may be feeling adventurous and wanting to road trip it all on your own, you should consider turning to the professionals. Canada’s weather patterns can be unpredictable causing for dangerous driving conditions with snow or rain. Professionals are experienced in driving in bad conditions and will ensure your items get to their new location safe and sound. Furthermore, a moving company can help you with the heavy lifting, will provide you with proper packing materials and will move all your items to your new location, leaving you plenty of time to explore your new home.
  4. Tax Breaks: You may be able to get a tax credit when moving across Canada according to Moving in Canada. You are eligible if you are moving to start a new job or moving to attend full time courses at a post secondary institution. Other factors may apply, but if you are eligible you would be able to deduct legal fees, meals and accommodations, land transfer tax, and other travelling expenses. Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website for more information on moving expenses deductions.

For more information about moving across Canada, contact the experts at McWilliams Moving & Storage. For more than 50 years we have been helping Canadians move into new homes across the country. Click here to get started with an online moving estimate. Don’t forget to get your free McWilliams relocation application for your smart phone for more great advice and information on moving.


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