Moving in Toronto can be stressful, infact it can be rated one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. But when it comes to mail and making sure it gets sent to the proper address during a move, you shouldn’t have to stress. We have some easy solutions to overcome one of the many issues of moving.
Typically when moving you have two problems when it comes to mail. What to do with your mail when you need to stop it going to what will become your former residence. The obvious solution is to forward your mail through Canada Post. It’s about a $60 charge and some say it’s totally worth it.
But what if you don’t have the mailing address for your next residence sorted out. Maybe you’re building a new house and the box can’t be registered yet. Maybe you’re travelling or one of the many unique situations where you can’t receive mail for a period of time. Here are a couple of solutions for you:
- Send your mail to work. If you’re lucky enough to have a work situation where this is ok, then it’s the best solution. You go to work regularly and won’t have to make extra trips so you can keep up with the urgent matters.
- You can send your mail to a friend or family member. Hopefully you have somebody close by, making it convenient to pick up your mail.
- Get a post office box at a nearby shipping centre. This comes at a cost, so it’s the least cost effective. However it is reliable, maybe even more reliable than a friend and family. And there are hundreds of post offices all over Canada, so even if you live in a small town you can easily find something close by.
We hope these tips we relive the stress or figuring out what to do with your mail when you move. Our Toronto movers have more great tips on on our blog which will make your move as smooth as possible. Contact us today for your next move in Toronto.