Awesome Apps to Use for Moving

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  Moving Tips: Awesome Apps to Use for Moving There’s an app for everything nowadays and moving is no different. We have looked over many of these apps and are happy to show the best apps that are totally free and offer something special to the moving process. Moving is expensive as it is and the last thing you need…

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Moving costs: moving on a budget

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  Moving on a Budget Moving costs can be a very expensive thing to undertake. Between the costs of supplies, rental trucks, and mover’s fees, it all adds up very quickly. Moving across town will cost less than moving across country, but in either case, the costs are there. However, there are ways to budget and make the costs of…

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Packing Your Kitchen for a Move

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Packing your kitchen for long distance moving Kitchens may be one of the hardest rooms to pack in anticipation of a move. There are cabinets and drawers that need to be packed, along with all the appliances and other things that accumulate. You can use this packing guide to ensure you get everything done so you’re ready for movers. Preparing for…

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Moving Scams and Avoiding Them

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  Moving Scams and How to Avoid Them Nobody wants to add more stress to the already stressful process of moving to a new home. Avoiding the many moving scams that go around is one way to ensure the moving process is simple and without added troubles. There are a few ways to protect yourself from these cons, and we…

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What Movers Cannot Move

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What Movers Cannot Move ? Before setting your moving plans into stone and hiring your professional movers, take note of what items movers cannot move. While it is advised to keep personal belongings to yourself, such as jewelry, money, and private belongings, these items are still allowable under law in the event that they need to be handed over to…

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What is Specialty Moving?

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What is Specialty Moving? If you have ever moved in the past, or are planning to move soon in the future, you may be familiar with the different types of moving services that are available to you. Most moving companies specialize in residential or office moving, helping you move your furniture and packaged boxes from one location to another. But…

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Tips for Moving in the Summer

Tips for Moving in the Summer

Tips for Moving in the Summer At first glance, the summer may seem like an inconvenient time to make a move. The months between June 20 and September 20 can be sweltering with heat, and it is often a busy time for working individuals. However, the summer has always been the most popular season to move, both according to residents…

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The Ultimate Baby Moving Guide

Baby Moving Guide

The Ultimate Baby Moving Guide The process of moving to a new home can be a very emotional and taxing event on its own. Take into account a small baby and that can create even more stress and anxiety for everyone involved. However, with the right guidance, you can discover the easiest way to achieve a successful and positive move…

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Common Home Renovations in Canada

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The Most Common Home Renovations in Canada Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home before selling it, or you have an itch to invest in some projects of your own, it might be helpful to know what popular renovation projects are happening in Canada. It’s important to keep up with renovation trends in the event that you are looking to…

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The Cheapest Time of Year to Move: 10 Professional Moving Tips

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Top 10 Professional Moving Tips So, you’re planning to sell your house and move to a new home. Or perhaps you’re currently renting, and you are interested in moving to a new neighborhood for work or school. What is the best time of year to move? When are professional services the cheapest? Most moving companies have recommendations that can greatly…

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Ready to Move? What to Do Before the Movers Arrive – Before Moving Tips

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What to Do Before the Movers Arrive? Before Moving Tips You’ve sold your home, purchased a new home, and you’re finally ready to make the big move. You hired your professional movers and marked the moving date on your calendar. Now what? You may want to make some important preparations before the movers arrive. Knowing what to do before the movers…

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Near or Far? Long Vs. Short Distance Moving

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Long Vs. Short Distance Moving Perhaps you’ve been thinking about moving out of your current home, but you don’t know exactly where you want to go. You and your family might have several factors that can influence the decision on where to go. Finances, school districts, home values, job offers, and more can all place a heavy emphasis on the…

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Tips for Moving in the Spring

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Tips for Moving in the Spring According to most Canadians, the best time of the year to move within the country is during the spring season. The weather, school schedules and real estate markets are all at their peak during this time. If you’re considering moving within Canada, it is highly recommended to make the move during the spring. Top…

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Moving Day: How to Best Help Movers During the Move

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Moving Day: How to Best Help Movers During the Move Now that you have made the proper preparations before moving day, and the big day has arrived, you want to make sure you can be of help without burdening the movers. There are a lot of tasks you can do during the move to aid movers and ensure that your…

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Is Self-Moving Right For Me?

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Is Self-Moving Right For Me? During your planning to move to a new home, you may have discovered that you’re on a very tight budget. Perhaps you have a good handle on all of your items and belongings, and feel confident that you can move on your own. There are several reasons why an individual may want to consider self-moving…

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Introducing Your Pet to Your New Home

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Introducing Your Pet to Your New Home Moving from one location to another can be stressful enough for the people involved, let alone the animals in your life. Having one or multiple pets can provide an extra challenge to your move, and may bring about some obstacles that you wouldn’t otherwise have. But there are several ways in which you…

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International Moving Tips

International Moving Tips

International Moving Tips Thinking of moving internationally? Moving to a different country can be a huge endeavor. There are a lot of important factors that must be considered in preparation for such a large move. Depending on the country you’re moving to, there are several legal accommodations you must make, as well. This guide will review important international moving tips…

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How to Stage Your Home for Selling Success

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How to Stage Your Home for Selling Success If you’re preparing for a big move, you will likely be selling your home before you prepare to leave. One of the most important factors to consider when taking on the task of selling your home is how it will appear to potential buyers. You want your home to stand out but…

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How to Keep Computers and Electronics Safe During a Move

Keep Computers and Electronics Safe

How to Keep Computers and Electronics Safe During a Move? As we move further and further into the technology age, computers and electronics become more and more essential to our everyday lives. Many people’s businesses and their entire livelihoods are run from a single computer. Finances, accounting records, important files, and personal information can be lost forever if something happens…

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How to Calculate Moving Costs

Calculate Moving Costs

How to Calculate Moving Costs? If you’ve just purchased a new home, you may be feeling like your wallet is depleted. Budgeting for a big move can be very tough, and there are several factors to consider that may have been overlooked at first. Everyone knows that the cost of moving is expensive, but how exactly are those costs determined?…

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Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

Home Inspection Tips for Sellers If you’re planning a big move, the first step is to sell your own home. The process of selling your home can be smooth with the right agent and resources. Once you’ve gone through the real estate procedures, accepted a final offer, and sold your home, you need to know what to expect from your…

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Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

Home Inspection Tips for Buyers You’ve just bought a new home. Congratulations! The seller has accepted your offer and you’re working with your realtor to tie up any loose ends before making the big move. One of the last – and certainly one of the most important – steps before moving in is to purchase a home inspection. A professional…

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Car Shipping Tips: 7 Steps to Safe Shipping

Car Shipping Tips

Car Shipping Tips: 7 Steps to Safe Shipping If you’re moving across the sea, or to a long-distance location, your only option may be to have your car shipped to your new destination. The thought of shipping a car can be scary and stressful, and most people worry that it is expensive, as well. There are several ways to ship…

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Are You a First Time Homebuyer?

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Are You a First Time Homebuyer? Buying a home can be exciting, and the process can be smooth and easy with the right resources. But be sure you don’t make some of the irreversible mistakes that first time homebuyers often do. Get educated and plan out your purchase before making the commitment. These tips can point you in the right…

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7 Tips for a Successful Sale

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7 Tips for a Successful Home Sale If you’re thinking about selling your home, but are unsure of where to start, this guide may be of some use. Perhaps the time is right, and you’ve decided that you and your family need to sell your home and move into a bigger place. Alternatively, perhaps you feel like downsizing, and want…

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Moving in Winter

Moving in Winter

Moving in Winter: Cold Weather Moving and How to Do it Right The idea of moving during winter can be a daunting thought for most homeowners. The weather can be harsh, the winter months are busy with holiday seasons, and winter worries can be costly. But moving during the winter may actually be a very good idea. The cold and…

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Tis the season to be Jolly and Moving!

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Does Santa know a good time to move? Ok so we are all stressing about the holidays and what gifts to get everyone, what should I wear for company parties, who should you invite to the holiday dinner etc… The last thing on your mind is probably moving. I mean, who wants the additional stress? You know who isn’t stressing…

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Your Move and Your Hotel Stay

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Your Move and Your Hotel Stay If you are moving over some distance, and travelling by car, then you will likely be on the road for at least a couple of days before getting to your new home. In most parts of Canada, that means that unless you are moving in the summer and fond of camping out, you will…

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Making New Friends in Your New City

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Making New Friends in Your New City One of the hardest things about moving is leaving your old friends behind. We are naturally social animals, and if you’re moving from Saint John’s to Calgary, Toronto to Vancouver, Montreal to Halifax, or practically any other combination you can think of, you may feel as though you don’t fit in. We are…

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Avoiding Mistakes When Relocating Your Office

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Avoiding Mistakes When Relocating Your Office Relocating your office can be a good deal more complex than you might think, and it is important to get it done effectively and in a timely fashion. After all, the time you spend dealing with relocation is almost certain to be time when your business is generating no income, so you want to…

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Choosing a Self-Storage Facility

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Choosing a Self-Storage Facility If you are in a situation where you have to move from one location to another but know that you will soon be moving back, or if your lifestyle is transient right now but you plan on settling in one location in the near future, you may prefer to keep some of your belongings in storage…

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Cross Canada Moving Tips

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Cross Canada Moving Tips Planning and executing a cross-country move is no small undertaking. Of course the idea of exploring new neighbourhoods and meeting new people is exciting, but it can be a bit daunting at the same time. In order to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible, there are a number of things you need to…

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Cross Town Moves Made Easy

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Cross Town Moves Made Easy No one ever says, “I haven’t been having much fun lately, so I think I’ll pack up all my stuff and move to a new apartment on the other side of town.” Usually, such moves are forced upon us – the landlord raises the rent at our current location, our household outgrows the space, our…

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How Are Pianos Moved?

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How Are Pianos Moved? The short answer to the question “How are pianos moved?” is “Very, very carefully.” A piano is not just any piece of furniture. It is a highly complex (and usually quite expensive) instrument, and if it ends up being damaged during the course of a move, it could end up costing you a small fortune to…

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How Are Pool Tables Moved?

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How Are Pool Tables Moved? There are few tasks more complex than moving a pool table from one location to another. Remember when you bought your pool table? Probably, the company that sold it to you brought it into your home piece by piece and then assembled it for you. If you’re moving, you’re going to have to have it…

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Is Renting Furniture Ever a Good Idea?

Renting Furniture

Is Renting Furniture Ever a Good Idea? If you are someone whose work requires them to move frequently, you may be wondering whether you should bother moving your furniture with every move, or simply rent furniture for the few months that you are going to be in your house or apartment. But does it really make sense to pay money…

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Moving in Tips for Students

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Moving in Tips for Students Moving out of your parents’ home and into a dorm or shared apartment can be incredibly exciting, but challenging as well. You’re leaving behind everything that is familiar, and starting a whole new chapter in your life in a new location. You have to decide what you are going to take with you, what will…

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Moving Out Tips for Students

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Moving Out Tips for Students The school year goes by so fast – it seems like just yesterday that you were meeting new friends, agonizing over which courses to take, and moving into your dorm or the apartment you shared with friends. Now, all too soon, it’s time to move out for the summer. No more exams, no more classes,…

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Moving With Your Pets

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Moving With Your Pets Our pets are our family, and most of us would never even consider moving and leaving them behind. If you have pets, though, including them in your move can be one of the more stressful elements in your relocation, particularly if your move is cross-country, or spanning several provinces. It can be bad enough moving with…

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Packing Books for A Move

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Packing Books for A Move We all know someone (or maybe we are that someone) who just loves books, never gives a book away, takes all the books anyone wants to give them, and dreams of one day having a house big enough to contain an actual library. But here’s the thing – what will happen when that “library,” be…

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Should You Get Your Friends to Help You Move?

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Should You Get Your Friends to Help You Move? When you are planning a move, obviously you want to get it done with a minimum of aggravation, and if you’re like most people, you also want to save money where you can. So, is asking your friends to help you move a good idea? If you are moving an entire…

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Packing Clothes and Shoes for a Move

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Packing Clothes and Shoes for a Move Next to housing and food, the biggest expense you usually incur is clothing and shoes. Something as simple as a wine stain can destroy a very expensive outfit, and a rambunctious puppy can easily destroy a pair of designer shoes costing in the thousands of dollars. So, you take care of your clothes…

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Packing for Your Move

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Packing for Your Move Moving can be an incredibly stressful experience, and it is that much more so if you are doing your own packing. Many householders choose to leave this aspect of the move to the pros, but certainly you can save quite a bit of money by doing your own packing. If you do choose the DIY approach…

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Wall Decor for Your New Home – Choosing Between Paint and Wallpaper

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Wall Decor for Your New Home – Choosing Between Paint and Wallpaper You are moving and buying a new home. Now, you are thinking of redecorating, and although your head is telling you “paint,” your heart is crying “wallpaper.” What are you going to do? Few Things to Consider You have a few things to consider, and not all of…

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How to Choose a Moving Company

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How to Choose a Moving Company There is no shortage of moving companies – a look through the Yellow Pages or an online search for movers in your area will give you any number of companies to choose from. Not all moving companies are created equal, though. Remember, you are about to turn over everything you own to people you…

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How to Clean Up Fast and Get Your Security Deposit Back

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How to Clean Up Fast and Get Your Security Deposit Back When it’s time to move, the final step before beginning life in your new home is to clean up the old one. If you’ve been renting, a good cleanup is essential if you expect to get your security deposit back. Of course you have a ton of other things…

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How To Find the Right Realtor and Real Estate Agent

Choose the Right Realtor

How To Find the Right Realtor and Real Estate Agent If you are planning on a move that will involve selling and/or buying a home, choosing the right people to help you through the process is essential. You don’t want to just go online, or use the Yellow Pages to choose a realtor or real estate agent. This is going…

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What drives the Costs of a Long-Distance Move in Canada?

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What drives the Costs of a Long-Distance Move in Canada? Making a long-distance move can be an expensive venture, incurring costs for rentals, gas, mileage and other travel expenses. In the early stages of your move, it’s helpful to put together estimates on the different costs so you can plan your moving budget accordingly. Some of the expenses you’ll have…

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Best tips to consider before hire a mover

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Tips for Hiring a Moving Company in Canada Whether you’re just moving to a new house in the same town or going from one province to another in Canada, moving, especially long-distance moves, can be a stressful time. Fortunately, Canada is home to numerous moving companies who have the know-how and experience to make your transition a smooth one. The…

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Staying Sane on Moving Day

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Staying Sane on Moving Day You’ve taken the steps to prepare for this day and now moving day is finally here. If you’re just moving across town or making a long-distance move in Canada, moving day can be stressful and exhausting. Before you start to panic, keep in mind these tips to help you stay sane and get through moving…

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Basics of Long-Distance Moving Around Canada

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Basics of Long-Distance Moving Around Canada Whether you’re going across town or across the country in Canada, moving can be nerve-wracking. Long-distance moves can be extra-stressful thanks to extra logistics, time and expense. If you’re planning a long-distance move to or in Canada, you’ll want to be prepared to help make your move as smooth as possible. Before you start…

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Moving and Taxes

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Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions It’s that time of year again…no not Christmas (I wish). It’s tax season. It’s time to get organized to file your taxes on time and with the maximum deductions possible. Moving can be one of those tax deductions. Below are general guidelines for moving within Canada. Can you deduct moving expenses on your income tax?…

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Cleaning Your New Home

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Cleaning Your New Home With Natural Products You’ve just got the keys from your realtor and are entering your new home for the first time. You are all excited to finally move into your new place. Sadly, that “clean and swept” provision that your realtor had requested means something entirely different to you than the previous owner. The floors may…

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We just saved a customer $10,000

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How to Save Money On Your Next Move Graham Kerr, partner in the Pisapio Kerr Team and part of the Remax “About Town” Brokerage firm in Oakville Ontario just save one of his clients over 75% on a recent move. Graham Kerr is an active and successful agent specializing in the premier real estate market of Oakville Ontario. Oakville is home…

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5 Steps to be Moved by Dinner Time

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5 Steps to be Moved by Dinner Time It may seem impossible to do but if you follow these few steps, you can be moved in and unpacked ready for Sunday night dinner. Step 1. Packing materials Get packing materials ready and organized. Collect as many boxes as you can. Small sturdy boxes for heavy items, medium size boxes for…

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Long Distance Moving Problems? Don’t call the Cops…Call Moveit.ca

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Moving Problems? Don’t call the Cops…Call Moveit.ca For more than 14 years now Moveit.ca has stood by its moving customers. Every month we have challenges with moving companies and their customers. It’s really not that surprising. Moving is one of the most stressful events of a person’s life. Moving to a new city, leaving friends and family behind, starting a new…

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How to Pack Moving Boxes

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How to Pack Moving Boxes The best way to pack moving boxes is to use medium size boxes. Approximately 70 liters or 24 inches by 20 or 24 inches and 12 to 14 inches high. This way you are less likely to pack too much in the box and then it becomes too heavy. Always put the heavy items on…

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Moving in the fall

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Moving in the fall The fall is a great time to move! Moving in September is a perfect time to move. It’s not as hot and humid any more. Kids are back at school, people are back from vacations and the rates are lower. The busiest season to move is May through end of August. As with most things in…

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The Biggest Moving Mistakes

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The Biggest Moving Mistakes The biggest mistake you can make is hiring the wrong mover. Hiring a bad moving company can turn a smooth move into a complete nightmare. Moving is a stressful and costly event. Don’t make it worse by getting a bad mover to do it. There are lots of very good movers out there and hiring them…

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Questions to ask when hiring a moving company

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Questions to ask when hiring a moving company There’s a lot going on when you are getting ready to move. Hiring the right moving company is a very important decision. It can mean the difference between having a smooth, uneventful move and complete disaster that you read about in the papers or watch on TV. Below great list of questions…

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Change your mailing address and other documents

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Change Your Mail Address There are a lot of things to move besides your residence when relocating to a new home. The basic items are: 1. Change Mailing Address It is recommended that you apply for mail forwarding form Canada Post 30 days prior to your new move in date at your new residence. Minimum time to apply is 3 days…but…

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Reducing Moving Costs

Reduce Moving Costs

Reducing Moving Costs 1. Reduce the amount of stuff you need to move The number one way to reduce moving costs is to reduce the amount of stuff you need to move. If it’s a local move which is typically priced on an hourly basis, the less time it takes to move your stuff, the more you save. This also…

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Moving madness, Quebec’s Canada moving tradition

Moving Maddness

Quebec’s Canada moving tradition Quebecers take distinct pleasure in being different than the rest of Canada. Sometimes this difference manifests as a sort of joie de Vie that is unique to Quebec such as the summer festival season or St Jean Baptiste ceremonies. Sometimes they manifest as a form of collective madness such as the “provincial“ Moving Day on July…

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Moving Checklist Template

Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist Template 2-3 months prior to move date Get Rid of junk…it will save you Money$$$ Start going through all those junk drawers, basement, attic, closets, garages, sheds and any other place you might be storing things you don’t need any more. It’s sometimes hard to part with things you did like or think you might have a need…

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Things a Moving Company Cannot Take

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Things a Moving Company Cannot Take Moving Hazardous Materials Anything explosive or flammable. This means gas tanks, kerosene tanks or heater, welding torches, BBQ Tanks, any type of fuel or fuel tank, even if it’s empty. Fire arm, bullets, shotgun shells, Blasting caps, dynamite, nitro glycerin etc… Most people don’t have much of this stuff…but you probably have a gas tank…

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How to choose the right Local moving company

How to Choose the Right Local Moving Company Let’s face it, moving is stressful! It’s time consuming, aggravating and just a real pain in the neck. Nobody I know enjoys it; but unfortunately, like death and taxes, it’s part of life. The average person in North America moves every 5 years. Unless your like my parents who have been in…

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Moving Tips -The Secrets of Professional Movers

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Secret Professional Movers’ Tips Most of us blessedly don’t move that often, which means we never really get as good at it as we would like. Professionals however move stuff every day and they become experts in what to do and what not to do to make sure that your move goes smoothly. A move consists of three parts. Packing…

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  • Get rid of the junk! Get rid of anything you don’t need or want, it will make packing that much easier and save you money.The more stuff you have will increase the time and or weight of the move and will cost you more money!
  • Do not move jewelry, money, coin collections, etc. Keep these items in your possession.
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