Here at Rent a Son movers in Toronto and the GTA, we have put in the time and effort to create a truly unique service that will take the pressure off during an otherwise stressful move and probably surprise you with how much more enjoyable it makes moving. If you are a bachelor, then moving your possessions from one apartment to another can be a huge undertaking. Even if all your friends pitch in, there is the danger that they will either break something you own, or damage the property you are moving out of or into. The last thing you want on a move day is to get into a fight with your best friend and end up worrying over broken items or damaged property.


Our expert movers here at Rent-a-Son go above and beyond transferring your belongings safely into your new property. Our crew is composed of carefully vetted, back-checked individuals who have undergone our proprietary training program, often working in our mentorship program with seasoned, senior movers. The result is a team that works together like a family and brings a positive vibe to your moving day.

Moving individuals from one private residence to another in Toronto is our company's core service – we offer long distance moving in Canada as well – and we take it very seriously. Again, if you are a bachelor undertaking a move, it's going to make your day so much better to have friendly Rent-a-Son Movers overseeing the transfer of your furniture and belongings. Just having someone there for you goes a long way, and our workers keep up a great attitude with unparalleled friendliness and ease.

If you're concerned about the cost of moving (presumably you may be paying the deposit on your new apartment), fret not. Our competitive pricing also included an apples-to-apples price guarantee, ensuring that if you find another moving company with a comparable rating on the Better Business Bureau's website, we will match that price, no questions asked.

If you are moving an entire family, you may think that putting everyone to work carrying things makes a lot of sense and that driving your own rental will be the best decision, but this is so often not the case. First of all, moving can put a lot of strain on the social dynamic of a family. On moving days, tempers tend to flare up, and if people are carrying heavy furniture in pairs, there's a lot of room for disaster and subsequent tossing around of blame. If you're moving your family, there is probably already enough stress going around the home, bringing in outside help can lighten the mood and ease the tension.



Additionally, we've built up our services over the years to cater to your specific needs: if you just want the bare bones, "pick up your stuff and move it" service, we can certainly do that. If you want us to pack and label everything, load it, drive it and unload it, we can do that too. Our carefully trained workers take direction extremely well and are at your disposal.

If you're looking for office movers in Toronto and the GTA, we do that as well, and if you need a place to store your goods while you get settled (or indefinitely), we have a state-of-the-art temperature controlled storage space where you can rest assured your belongings are safely waiting for you. Save yourself unneeded stress; if you're moving, call Rent-a-Son!      


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AuthorPatrick Human

September can be a hectic time for everyone. Even though we celebrate the new year at the end of December, the truth is that Labor Day weekend feels a lot more like the end of the year. For many families, September can mean starting a new job, starting school or teenagers going off to college. Fortunately, September is an extremely temperate time of year – it is neither too hot, nor too cold. Moving in extreme heat, growing sweaty and de-hydrated can be extremely unpleasant; even worse is moving in the freezing cold and contending with snow and ice. Therefore, it is convenient that for many people, September is moving month.

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When folks need help moving in Toronto and the GTA, they call Rent-a-Son – we've see our fair share of moves in any climate, and while September may be a great month to move from a meteorological standpoint, it can be stressful for other reasons. To wit: since September is often the month that family members may be starting a new job, or the children may be starting at a new school, tempers can certainly flare up. Arguments can escalate very quickly in the stressful context of a move, especially if some key item has been left behind, lost or mislabeled.

On the flip side, moving can also be a chance to band together and work on communication and teamwork. As a family, it's important to support each other in difficult times, and a move is most certainly a difficult time. When you engage the help of long distance moving services with a sterling track record to transport your belongings across the country, you make an investment in peace of mind. At the same time, if you don't work together and communicate well as a family, there is still plenty of room for error.

Here are a few tips that will hopefully help your family before and during a move:

Support Your Spouse – If one partner in a relationship is making a sacrifice by agreeing to move away from family and friends to support the other's career ambitions, it is important to be extra sensitive. Make sure to listen and provide as much support as possible during the move.

Support Your Kids – A move can be a tumultuous time for a youth, whether they're children, adolescents or teenagers. You can encourage them to buy a journal so that they can express themselves and write down things they want to remember about the house they're leaving. You can consult with them on what kind of a house they'd like to live in when you are house hunting, and ask them what kind of a room they'd like to live in. Giving them a simple list of tasks to complete can be helpful as well and it will save you having to verbally micro-manage them, which can often lead to conflict.

Plan for the Pets – It's easy to think of Fido or Whiskers as just another piece of furniture to be moved, but it is not so simple. Your pets are living things and require attention. Take them to the vet and make sure they are healthy before the move. The vet will also advise you whether it would be better to drive them or fly them to their new home. As a rule, cats fare better in planes, but dogs don't mind the car. This rule, however, does not apply across the board, so take your pet's personality and medical history into consideration.

In addition to home moving, you can learn more about office moving services at our website and by continuing to read our blog!

AuthorPatrick Human

With Family Day right around the corner, we thought that it would be a good idea to look into the origins of our newest statutory holiday in Ontario.

Family Day is observed in Canada on different days depending on where you live.  In the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, it falls on the third Monday in February (although it also goes by other names - Louis Riel Day, Nova Scotia Heritage Day and Islander Day.  In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday in February - starting in 2013.

Specifically in Ontario, the Liberal Party established the holiday on October 12th, 2007 to be first observed on February 18th, 2008.  The creation of this new statutory holiday raised Ontario’s total number of holidays to nine each year.


If you need any service from Rent-a-Son around this time, please let us know and take advantage of our low winter rates.

We wish you all the best this Family Day from all of our “Sons”!

AuthorPatrick Human