Thousands of people move from New York to Toronto every year. Some move there permanently while others temporarily visit family, seek employment, or pursue higher education. No matter how long you intend to stay there, you need to plan your relocation well. Otherwise, a lot can go wrong.
How Much Does it Cost to Relocate from New York to Toronto?
The average cost of relocating a one-bedroom house from New York to Toronto is $4,500 without packing and $5,500 with packing.
Obviously, the cost is higher for larger houses. For instance, it costs, on average, $5,500 to relocate a two-bedroom house from New York to Florida without packing and $6,500 with packing. The exact distance will also impact the cost of the relocation, as will the time of the relocation. Moving during the warmer weather typically costs more.
What Type of Mover Do You Need?
- Local movers: Specialize in neighborhood to neighborhood movers, typically within the same county.
- Interstate movers: Have licenses that allow them to move from one state to another. But, they can’t move beyond the national borders.
- Long–distance movers: A long distance mover is any moving company that specializes in relocations longer than 400 miles. So, all international movers are long-distance movers, but not all long-distance movers are international movers.
Steps to Finding the Right Mover
If you’re convinced that Toronto is the place to live and perhaps raise your family, the next step is to find the right moving company. The following are a few tips and considerations to help you find the right relocation company.
- Full-service or apartment only? If you need extras such as car shipping, shop relocation, and office relocation, you need a full-service mover. However, if you’re only moving the apartment, an apartment mover will suffice.
- DIY or professional relocation? Some people prefer to handle a few aspects of the move, such as packing and loading themselves. Others may also want to hire a truck and move by themselves. It’s all okay. However, you can also choose a full-service professional mover.
- What services do they offer? Do you prefer a full-service mover who handles every element of the moving process or would you like to handle some of the process, such as packing, on your own? Also, does the company offer car shipping or do you intend to drive yourself to Toronto?
- Hourly-rate or flat-rate? Hourly rate movers charge per hour. So, if the quote is $300/hour, you’ll pay $300 for every hour the movers are working on your relocation. Meanwhile, flat-rate mover charge one price for entire event.
Identify the Warning Signs
Beware that the moving industry is experiencing a surge in scams and fraudulent activities. Criminals posing as genuine moving companies, some even with forged licenses are setting traps at every corner. Don’t be a victim. Consider the following tips;
- Scrutinize the mover thoroughly: Pay special attention to the registration and license. Any questions over these two should be a red flag.
- Check with the DOT: The Department of Transportation keeps a record of all registered long-distance movers in the US.
- When the deal is too good: Think twice. A price below industry range are just a few signs that you’re dealing with a questionable mover.