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What Makes Moving Difficult?

Nobody looks forward to the actual process of a move. There are a lot of factors that make a move difficult. While you can take time to eliminate as much stress as possible, there are still tasks and chores that are going to prove difficult. Preparing for those hard parts will make you better able to handle them when they inevitably pop up. To help you become prepared for the cropping up of unfortunate complications, here are some of the issues that can make moving difficult. Continue reading


Save Time on Your Move

Your move takes long enough, why prolong it any more than it needs to be? With the right organization, helpers and mindset you can make your move happen much more quickly and efficiently than you might think possible. Here are some ideas on how to better organize your time to make your move go quickly and efficiently. Continue reading

Why You Should Hire a Moving Company for Your Short Distance Move

If you are moving within the same community or neighborhood, you may not have considered hiring a professional moving company. Even though you are not relocating over a long distance, packing and moving can be very stressful and physically demanding. Professional movers in Ottawa can be really help ease the stress of that short, but still difficult to manage, relocation. Here are some reasons why you should hire a professional moving company for your short distance move. Continue reading

Relocating to a Temporary Home

Sometimes you may find yourself in a position where you need to move into a temporary home for some reason. A temporary job, helping a sick relative or relocating while looking for a new permanent home can all cause you to have to pick a temporary place to stay. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are moving but don’t plan on staying very long. Continue reading

The Moving Blues and How to Cope

Even under the most exciting circumstances, relocating often brings on feelings of depression. Symptoms range from mild to severe, some may experience moments of sadness over leaving an old home while others develop strong emotions that are debilitating. While feeling sad momentarily is normal in the midst of a big relocation, becoming depressed can have negative consequences. It is important that you are able to recognize the signs of depression and learn how to cope with the moving blues.   Continue reading

Moving Trucks 101: Things to Keep in Mind

Once all of the boxes are full, you are going to need somewhere to put them. The moving truck is where all of the boxes are going to go in order to get them to your new home. You might think that you can save yourself some money by skipping the rental truck and trying to make several trips using your friends SUV, but the truth is that can be risky and very time consuming. Odds are to make the move as easy as possible you are going to rent a moving truck. Here are some things to keep in mind if you want to keep the rental process as easy as possible. Continue reading

Thinking Outside of the Box: Where to Find Packing Supplies for Your Move

The only way you are getting all of your things from you old home to your new home is to pack them into boxes. Trying to buy all of the boxes you need might break your budget, so why not look for places that might be willing to give you your boxes for free? Here are some ideas for finding moving boxes for free or at a severely reduced cost.

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Packing Heavy Items for Your Move

Bowling balls, free weights and bookshelves full of books — all of these things aren’t items you want to leave behind. What is the best way to pack and move heavy items? If you are asking that question, you’ve made a good first step. Packing and moving heavy items is different than other things you might be taking with you. You need to have a little more forethought and preparation in order to make sure that your heavy items survive your move in one piece. Here are some tips for moving those heavy things to your new home. Continue reading

Getting Help for Your Move

There is no way that you are getting that armoire down the stairs by yourself. That’s what friends are for! Well, that is, if you can get your friends to help you. There is a subtle art to getting help for your move.

While you might be tempted to throw the call out to whomever you can get to show, you may find that you need more than a warm body to get your move done right. Here are some tips for getting the right kind of friends to help you during your move. Continue reading