Moving During the Canadian Winter

Moving has been universally acknowledged as one of the hardest things to do. Moving during the winter is considerably much tougher. With Canadian winters being wildly unpredictable, there are a few things you’ll want to consider long before moving day.


Pack for Extreme Temperatures


Did you know you should pack your possessions differently in the winter months than you would if you were moving in the summer? The reason for this is, of course, temperature. Items such as plates, glasses and even wood furniture are susceptible to breaking when exposed to freezing temperatures. Just as we double up on the layers, be sure to double pack your possessions to keep your belongings protected! Using thick blankets can help ease the transition from the extreme temperatures outdoors to the warmth of your new apartment. Electronics are also sensitive to moisture and extreme temperatures. Be sure to pack these last and transport them in your car.



Hire Professionals


Moving in the winter is no easy chore, but you can make it less stressful. By hiring a moving company to load, transport and unload your possessions, you’ll greatly reduce the hassle and frustration of trying to do it all yourself. Moving companies are trained to handle wintery conditions, they’ll know how best to wrap your items to protect them from the cold and they are equipped to deal with any challenges that may come up.



Weather Conditions


While it may sound like common sense, sometimes when you’re tasked with an all-mighty to-do list, it’s the little things that often get overlooked. Be sure to check the weather network to keep up-to-date regarding any storms or weather conditions. Expect road closures, allow yourself longer travel times and most importantly, be flexible!



Get an Early Start


When the weather is cold and bleak, it can be hard to get motivated. By getting an early start, you can take advantage of the daytime hours, which will reduce the risk of getting hurt when it’s slippery or dark. It also provides more time to iron out any hiccups, should something not go quite as planned. You can also call it an early night before it gets too dark – or too cold!


Downsizing to a furnished apartment

Are you looking to downsize to a furnished apartment but don’t know where to start the process? Here are some tips to help you get started downsizing your current home or apartment to one that is already furnished, such as Greenrock’s 166 Eastbourne Avenue Apartments. Our Eastbourne community offers furnished suites that feature state-of-the-art appliances, furniture, hardwood flooring, on-site laundry facilities and storage lockers for extra space.

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Signing a Lease? Make Sure to Check These Details

Have you been searching for a Toronto apartment? Finding the spot of your dreams is only part of the process. There’s also the application, the deposit and of course the lease document itself. Today, the Greenrock Property Management blog will focus on details you’ll want to check before you sign that lease.

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Make your Toronto Move Greener

So you’ve found the perfect new Toronto apartment in one of Greenrock Property Management’s communities. Now you must plan your move to ensure it goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. But did you know that moving can have a large environmental impact? The boxes, the cleaning supplies and the gas used for the move are harmful to the environment and time consuming to organize.  Lessen your environmental footprint and use these tips from Greenrock Property Management to make your move eco-friendly.

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