Moving day in Montréal
Oh, the moving day! Often perceived as milestones and turning points in a lifetime, moving can become a source of stress for many people. This requires a lot of coordination, organization, and planning in advance.
Add to that a move into a city bursting with energy, innovation and excitement and you could end up with a lot of surprises and drawbacks on your arms! That is why we have prepared you a short guide so you can prepare adequately for your next move to the big city.
Here are some things to plan and prepare so that your move to Montreal Island goes smoothly!
Pedestrians and cyclists
Montreal is a city full of events, festivals and activities. It’s a city that is always in motion, regardless of the season or time of year. It’s therefore normal that you find pedestrians and cyclists in great numbers all over the city.
That's why you need to pay special attention to them. Think about the location of your moving trucks, as well as the spot of your boxes and furniture; are they bulky? Do they block access to the sidewalk or bike path? Is there a way to avoid blocking the different ways or different access to sidewalks?
This could save you any confrontation with your co-citizens, in addition to avoiding possible fines… So be careful!
For many citizens, Montreal rhymes with traffic… Unfortunately, it’s pretty rare to avoid traffic in the big city… So think about it during your next move. Plan your trip, the time you think you’ll have to cross the city, just to anticipate or delay for a few hours your travel in order to avoid the inconvenience of traffic jams.
Closed street or construction sites
Montreal is also recognized as a city in constant construction… Orange traffic cones, parking prohibition signs, construction workers, trucks, etc… This is why you should check the construction or closing streets schedule taking place in your area a few days before the scheduled date of your move. You wouldn’t want to arrive at your new home with the unpleasant surprise that your street is closed!
Remember to also check the schedules of the various bridges and highways. Plan your trips accordingly.
Your new home is on a one-way street? Does it have restrictions on when or where to park? Really take the time to look at parking signs and landing areas to avoid any problems. You could be subject to a salty fine if you are parked in a forbidden place… This could complicate your move, which is something you want to avoid.
We know that a move takes a lot of time, energy and planning. Do you want to make the most of your experience for your next move to Montreal? Don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts at Déménagement Mont-Bruno and enjoy your next hassle-free move!