It isn’t cheap, but we often forget about it until it is time to pay up. When moving, everyone gets caught up in the purchase of the new home. All of the focus is on the cost of the home, the upheaval of your lives, contacting everyone, making plans, packing up, organizing movers, and the other details. In the midst of this hurricane of activity, we neglect thinking about the cost of the actual move itself. It is only when we look at the bottom line do we realize how much we spent. Moving is costly; that’s unavoidable. But, there are ways to cut corners:
Category Archives: Moving Tips
Lending a Helping Hand
Great! All you have to do is sit back and relax and not worry about anything! After all, you went and did the smart thing and hired the best movers in Mississauga and Brampton. Now, you can kick your feet up and do nothing on moving day, right? Well, technically yes. But, why would you want to? Doing a few small things to assist your movers, making their lives easier will help expedite moving day and make the whole process smoother which could save you time and money. Leave the heavy lifting to the movers, but there are some ways that you can help them out. After all, a little help goes a long way.
Office Space – How to Successfully Move an Office
Moving offices in the next year or so? Have you started preparing? If not, it is time to get on it! Even if you have experience in moving homes, changing offices is a different kind of animal. There are new challenges, procedures, and things that you need to worry about. On one hand, you already have a pool of people to help with the move; you don’t need to bribe anyone because your employees are already paid to be there. On the other hand, you want to move as quickly as possible without too much disruption to your business. Here are a few things to consider if you will be moving offices in the near future: Continue reading
What NOT To Pack
Moving is all about lists. Making lists and following lists. You have lists of chores; lists of people to call; lists of things to do on moving day; lists of things to clean; and lists of things to pack. You should add one more list: things to NOT pack. Why would you need a list of things to NOT pack? Packing up a home to move is often a harried and expeditious event. Continue reading
Forget Me Nots
At times, it’s a bit annoying. The chores, errands and seemingly-never-ending To-Do list on the moving day. Basically, as soon as you finish one chore, you remember two more that need to be taken care of. Keeping track of everything can be a daunting task for even the most organized person. Sooner or later, something, whether it be a task or an item, will be forgotten. To help you remember as much as possible, here is a list of the most forgotten chores and items on moving day: Continue reading
Cheers! – A Guide to Moving Liquor and Wine
You can find tonnes of advice on kinds of topics related to moving. There seems to be a strategy for packing every possible item you may have in your home. But, most people don’t talk about packing food and drink products. Many will just take opportunity to clean out the fridge and cupboards and start over again at the new place. They just can’t be bothered packing up open cartons of milk and half-eaten boxes of cereal. But, what about alcohol? I am not talking about the two cans of beer in the fridge or the supermarket-brand wine you sometimes have with dinner. Continue reading
Moving During the Busy Season
How do you decide what time of the year to move? Here is a snippet of a conversation on this topic: “Hmm….well, we can’t move during the winter because the boys have all those hockey games…Spring?…no…there are too many things to do once the weather turns….June is out because of final exams….summer is too expensive….September is when school is back….and we can forget about the holidays…how about winter?” Sound familiar? We often look for the perfect time to move when we won’t be busy with other issues, but just like planning a wedding, buying a house, and having a child, there is no perfect time. Something is ALWAYS happening and we will always be busy. We just have to deal with it. Here are a few things to remember when moving during a busy season: Continue reading
4 Things You Need To Know About First Choice Movers
As a moving company, we often get asked why people should choose us, First Choice Movers, over other moving companies servicing the Vaughan, Toronto and Mississauga areas. Good question! We certainly understand why people do their research and want to find the best company for their move. At First Choice Movers we are happy to answer any questions you have and love telling people what sets us apart from others. Continue reading
Should You Hire Movers Or Move Yourself?
How do you know if you should hire movers or move yourself? Moving is a big process and one that has many moving parts. Whether you are only moving a short distance away or tackling a bigger move, moving yourself is a large task to undertake. Continue reading
What Is The Best Way To Move Fine Art ?
You are getting ready to move but there are a few things you’re just not sure about. You’ve got boxes and bubble wrap and packing paper, but is that enough to move your fine art items? Continue reading