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Helpful Moving Tips

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  • Summer is peak moving season. If you are flexible with your dates, consider moving on a date other than the first and last days of the month.
  • If possible book your moving date – 60 to 90 days in advance, especially in the summer season.
  • Make a ‘TO DO’ lists and set goals and deadlines.
  • Dispose of any hazardous materials. (Paint, bleach etc)
  • Change your mailing address.
  • Inform friends and/or family of your moving date in case assistance is required.
  • Dispose of any belongings that you do not want to take with you to your new place. (Garage sale, Salvation Army, Recycle)
  • Remember to sign up for services at new address prior to arrival (phone, hydro etc.)
  • Make arrangements for childcare on moving day
  • Reserve elevators/meter parking if required
  • Save moving receipts because many expenses incurred from moving are tax deductible
  • Confirm and Finalize arrangements with Lawyer or landlord (Key possession)
  • Prior to moving date -use things that are not able to be moved, such as cleaning chemicals and frozen foods, propane etc.
  • Leave a note with your new address in the house for future residents so they can forward any mail.
  • Ensure we have your destination details such as phone numbers and proper addresses.
  • Confirm travel arrangements for family members and pets.
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Packing Dishes – The Secret for Avoiding Breakage

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How to Pack Lamps for Moving

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Moving Cost Factors / Variables

  • Being as organized as possible will always minimize the cost of a move.
  • Truck access is very important. The distance the crew has to travel at the load and unload location will affect the duration of the job.
  • Elevators should be reserved because availability during peak moving times and in certain establishments may cause unwanted setbacks.
  • Additional stairs or items not mentioned during the estimate
  • Weather conditions, construction, traffic congestion can affect travel time
  • Packing and cleaning during the day of the move will sometimes slow down the crew’s progress
  • If unable to acquire keys or former tenant/owner not yet vacated
  • Being uncertain of where things are going at the unload location
  • Label boxes ie. Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom, Bedroom 2
  • Requiring additional set up assistance for appliances, electronics, beds etc
  • Ask about available cleaning services
  • Ask about available haul away services

At the end of it all, we are here to help you have a better move than your last one.

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