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When planning a relocation to Canada, it is important to pack carefully. Consider your shipping options, as well as how many possessions you plan to bring.

Will you bring the entire contents of your house – furniture, garden supplies and the kitchen sink? Or will you only be bringing personal effects, like books, bedding, and personal mementos?

Although the idea of leaving all your belongings behind and starting fresh may be romantic, it is probably best to bring most of your current possessions with you. Having personal objects will help you deal with the distance and adjust to your new life.

If you have children, bringing along familiar possessions becomes even more important.

Choose your international removals company wisely 

A reputable international moving company can visit you and provide you with an estimate of shipping options available and what they will cost you. Most companies provide free estimates, allowing you to compare rates and service packages and then choose the option that works best for you. Moving internationally can be a stressful experience, and selecting a good company can make all the difference. Take the time to choose carefully, and pick a company that you’re comfortable with.

Spring clean and pack at the same time

Moving to Canada is the perfect time to clear out clutter. Before you move, take time to sort through your belongings. Sell, give away, or donate to charity any useful items that you simply don’t want to bring. Recruit friends to help you pack and sort, if possible.

If you have a large amount of clutter or trash, speak with a rubbish removal company about your options. Many charities also offer a pick-up service for goods you will be donating – sometimes you can even set this up on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Consider hiring a cleaning company to clean your empty house after you and the movers are finished packing. This will allow you to save your energy for other, more important tasks, and reduce your stress as moving day approaches.

Boxing it up

If you will be packing yourself, keep lists of what you are packing where and which room it will go to in your new home. Label boxes carefully. You may even consider numbering boxes, and then keeping a master list of what is in each box. Pack carefully, and be sure to avoid overfilling boxes.

Take the time to plan carefully, and a move to Canada may not have to be stressful or expensive. Begin your research as far in advance as possible, and plan your move in a detailed manner. Doing so will allow more time for arranging details, and reduce the amount of stress you experience.


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