Step by step guide to moving from Ottawa to Toronto

There are many reasons why one would decide to move from Ottawa to Toronto. Toronto has more job opportunities, higher salaries, better education system, etc. So, whatever the reason for your move may be, one thing is for sure – Toronto will treat you well! But, how does one move to Toronto? Where does one start? Well, that is why we are here. We will help you organize your move properly, safely, and in no time. Thus, if you are interested, here is our step by step guide to moving from Ottawa to Toronto. Keep on reading.

Plan, Plan, Plan!

Of course, if you plan on moving from Ottawa to Toronto, you must make a moving plan first. Without one, your move will be disorganized and probably prolonged. So, how to make a moving plan? Well, first you need to start by setting a moving date and budget. Everything else should revolve around those two. Then, again, according to your moving date and budget, decide whether you want to have a DIY kind of a move or hire movers like Discount Moving & Storage Ottawa. The first option is, of course, less expensive, but it requires a lot more effort, time, and energy. The second option will come with a higher price tag, but it will leave you stress-free. Moreover, if you are moving with your family, try to involve them in the moving process too! Just remember – the sooner you start planning your move, the smoother your relocation will go.  

A woman writing a plan about moving from Ottawa to Toronto
If you want your process of moving from Ottawa to Toronto organized well, make a plan on time.

Find Your New Home Before Moving From Ottawa to Toronto

Another thing you must absolutely do before you start moving from Ottawa to Toronto is to find your new home. And, why is that important? Well, just imagine this scenario – you move away, but instead of finding a way to settle down in a new city with ease, you are spending all your time and money on finding hotels for you to stay and storage units for you to keep your belongings in. Does that sound interesting to you? Probably not. So, save yourself from that trouble and find your new home before anything else.

If this is your first time moving or you have no luck finding your dream home, consider hiring a real estate agent too. A real estate agent can help you find your dream home in no time. And, not only that, but he or she will help you find one that suits your needs and your budget as well. 

Sort Through and Declutter

And, another reason why finding your new home before moving from Ottawa to Toronto is to know what you need to bring with you and what you can leave behind. For instance, if your new home in Toronto comes equipped with kitchen appliances, there is no need for you to relocate the ones you have in Ottawa. Or, if your current dining room set is too big for your new dining room space, again, you will know not to bring it with you but focus on finding a new one. So, find your new home, get its dimensions and blueprints, and according to those, decide what will you bring and what should you leave behind. If you have a lot of items you plan on leaving behind, our advice is to organize them as follows:

  • Items for selling – sell them online or organize a moving sale
  • Items for donating
  • Items for giving to friends and family
  • Items for throwing away.
A yard sale.
If you want to get rid of unnecessary items, organize a garage or a yard sale.

Hire a Moving Agency When Moving From Ottawa to Toronto

As mentioned before, when it comes to moving, you have two options – to move by yourself or to hire movers. If you have enough time, energy, and nerves to do it completely alone, go for it! However, if you are moving together with your entire family, or moving in a hurry, or you simply do not have the nerves for doing it all, you should definitely hire movers.

Movers will come with their own moving truck and they will bring their own packing materials. Moreover, they will pack and prepare everything properly, load and unload it, and of course, transport it to your new address in no time. Simply, they will make sure that you are pack and move like a pro. So, if this is something you want too, start looking for a moving agency that suits your needs and budget as soon as possible. If you book them ahead of time, there is a big chance you get some sort of discount too!

The process of relocation.
Professional movers can help you organize your entire move. Give them a call.

Prepare Your ‘Moving Day Survival Kit’

Last but certainly not the least thing you should do when moving from Ottawa to Toronto is prepare you ‘moving day survival kit’ or ‘an essentials bag’. So, what is that? Well, that is a bag or a box that will contain all the things you should keep by your side at all times. For example, in there you can place all your electronics, chargers, documents, medication, etc.

Moreover, if your trip from Ottawa to Toronto is planned to last longer (in case there are some stops), you should also pack water, food, snacks, and a change of clothes too. If you have kids, put some of their favorite toys inside as well. The same applies to pets too. Basically, in that bag/box you should keep all those things that will help you stay in a good mood when moving and those that are necessary for ‘surviving’ the moving day.