30 Oct

2018

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Relocating to a New City or Neighbourhood

Your childhood neighbourhood may be where you first sewed your roots, but a new neighbourhood may offer you wings. Isn’t that just the greatest outlook to have on an upcoming move? There are several reasons why a person may choose to relocate – a job opportunity, a major life change (downsizing or upsizing), to be closer to work or school,

30 Sep

2018

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Moving with Kids? 5 Tips to Ensure a Smoother Transition

Relocating and changing homes is both exciting and stressful. Add children, especially small children into the mix, and the stress level can get even higher. Whether or not you have a family, one thing’s for sure – in order to minimize the stress of your move, you must be organized and prepared. However, even the most organized people can encounter

15 Sep

2018

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Tips for Planning a Garage Sale Before Moving

Moving can be a daunting and arduous task. If there’s one thing that’s usually true about moving is that it is the best opportunity for you to get rid of things that you no longer need or want. While there’s always the option to recycle, donate or trash those things, another smart option is to host a pre-move garage sale.

30 Aug

2018

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How to Unpack After Moving

Packing and unpacking is perhaps the most tedious, strenuous and time-consuming task for a person while switching homes. While you can hire professional movers to do all the hard work for you, many people prefer getting their hands dirty. After all, you know what is important, what needs to go where, and what has a sentimental value attached to it.

15 Aug

2018

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Moving With Pets: 9 Tips to Follow

Moving can be both an exciting and exhilarating event for various reasons. Especially if you are moving with pets, you would need to take exhausting responsibility of taking care of them so that your loved pets remain safe and happy throughout the journey. Whether it is a dog or a cat or even a bird, you need to take certain

30 Jul

2018

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Hire a Professional Mover or Call Friends?

When it comes time to start thinking about an upcoming move, depending on the size and complexity of the move, it’s not uncommon for many of us to ask ourselves whether we should call a professional mover, or borrow from the proverbial “favor bank” and ask some friends and family for a lend of their pick-up truck and extra sets

13 Jul

2018

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The Pros and Cons of Seasonal Moves

Seasonal moves have their advantages and disadvantages, but if you have a choice in the matter, what would be your favorite time of the year to pack up all your belongings and start fresh someplace else? We’re an Ottawa-based moving company, and over the years of being in business, we can contest that the National Capital is a fairly transient

13 Jun

2018

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Home Improvement Ideas to Try Before You Move

If you have an upcoming move planned, there are some home improvement ideas you should consider before you sell your house. There are various reasons this can be beneficial. For one, the exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see, and their first impression can go a long way. Less work for the next buyer is

31 May

2018

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Relocating for a Job: A Simple Guide

Being offered a new job or promotion is an exciting step in your professional life. It's a change that can require you to learn new skills, work with new people, and adapt to new surroundings. As exciting as that can be, starting a job can be stressful. Relocating for a job can be even more stressful. Not to worry, there are ways

30 Apr

2018

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Spring Moving: Top 5 Perks

It's that time of year again folks! Time to get your spring cleaning done, and perhaps just in time for your next big move? Spring moving definitely has its benefits, and we're here to tell you our top five. 1) Spring Moving means better weather Let's face it, the weather plays a big role in why it's easier to move in

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