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How to Beat the Summer Heat when Moving

How to Beat the Summer Heat when Moving

Summer is peak moving season. It is also the time in which temperatures are also at the highest and though there are many fun in the sun activities, moving is not one of them. Over-exertion in the heat can quickly cause heat illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat fainting. High temperatures can also have negative effects on certain household and personal items.

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What Can I Deduct on My Taxes After a Move?

What Can I Deduct on My Taxes After a Move?

Did you know that you can claim certain moving expenses on your taxes? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows people in some circumstances to claim a variety of items after they move. This could help to offset the overall cost of relocation, so be sure you know whether you are eligible to do this. If you are, you will also need to know what items are tax-deductible.

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Moving Electronics the Right Way - Tips from Residential Movers in Edmonton and Calgary

Moving Electronics the Right Way - Tips from Residential Movers in Edmonton and Calgary

When you are relocating, the last thing you need to worry about is whether your electronic items are sustaining damage. You can avoid such worry by properly packing these items prior to your move. By taking a little precaution in advance, you can get all of your electronics moved safely, so everything is intact when you are ready to unpack.

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Keeping Hazardous Items Safe in Your Home

Keeping Hazardous Items Safe in Your Home

Storing hazardous items properly is imperative. You may not even realize that some items are potentially hazardous. However, many products in the home can be harmful if not stored in the proper way.

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Tips for Increasing the Value of Your Home when Moving Out

Tips for Increasing the Value of Your Home when Moving Out

Selling your home can be a stressful time. Moving quickly and efficiently while trying to get the best sale price for your property is not an easy task. The average homeowner will find it challenging and not know where to begin making improvements that will add value to their home before putting it up for sale.

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Updating Locks When Moving to a New Home

Updating Locks When Moving to a New Home

After successfully moving into a new house, most homeowners think about upgrades and remodels to give their home a fresh, new feel. While a fresh coat of paint, new floors, window coverings and even landscaping may take priority, not many tend to think about updating their locks. They somehow fail to realize that they have inherited a potential security risk presented by the use of old keys and locks.

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Items You Should Not Pack When You Move

Items You Should Not Pack When You Move

Moving can elicit different emotions among people depending on the reason for moving. In general, however, most people will admit that moving can be very stressful. Your best chance to minimize the stress and make sure the move is smooth, is to hire an experienced residential moving company.

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Forget Me Not! Final Packing Tips for Your International Move

Forget Me Not! Final Packing Tips for Your International Move

Moving across town is a challenging task, but moving internationally is an even more complex undertaking. Between your belongings, real estate, and personal details, it is not surprising that a lot of details can be easily overlooked.

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Proper Lifting Techniques when Moving Heavy Objects

Proper Lifting Techniques when Moving Heavy Objects

Moving day is a busy and exciting time. Don’t put a damper on the experience by getting injured during the process, especially when it is so easily avoidable. The way you approach lifting heavy boxes and other household items can cause unwanted pain in areas like the neck, back and shoulders. Don’t risk the possibility of long term damage to your body or having to use up all your sick days because you hurt yourself.

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Tips and Tricks to Easily Pack Your Kitchen from Moving Experts in Edmonton

Tips and Tricks to Easily Pack Your Kitchen from Moving Experts in Edmonton

When it comes to packing, the kitchen can pose its own unique challenges. You will need access to some of your kitchenware right up until moving day. Not to mention, the room is home to many unusually shaped – and sharp – objects that need to be efficiently and safely packed.

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Tips to Help You Prepare for Professional Movers

Tips to Help You Prepare for Professional Movers

Hiring a moving company is a great way to remove the stress of moving. It can be a relief to leave the heavy lifting to the experts. Professional movers can take care of the majority of moving tasks from planning to packing to unpacking, but there are some things you can do to prepare yourself, and your home, to ensure moving day goes quickly and smoothly.

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The Best Ways to Protect Your Walls and Flooring on Moving Day

The Best Ways to Protect Your Walls and Flooring on Moving Day

Once the last box has been taped up, you may think you are ready for the big day of moving ahead. Have you considered how you will protect the existing finishes in your home?

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5 Tips to Make Moving with Kids Easier

5 Tips to Make Moving with Kids Easier

Moving a house full of kids is an extremely busy and stressful period for anyone. When you are balancing packing and scheduling with school pickups and sports schedules, it can become even more overwhelming.

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Tips for Moving Cross Country with Houseplants

Tips for Moving Cross Country with Houseplants

You have worked hard to cultivate your house plants and you want to bring them with you to your new home. Like children and pets, plants are living things and require special thought and preparation before moving cross country. Plants can be very fickle and you must take steps to avoid them going into shock during your long distance travel. This is especially true for those of us living in the climates in Alberta that can vary so severely.

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How to Safely Pack and Transport an Aquarium in Calgary

How to Safely Pack and Transport an Aquarium in Calgary

Most people don’t realize how tricky packing can be until they need to relocate every item they own. Fine china, electronics, and large furniture all pose their own unique problems, but pets – especially fish – are in a league all their own. You want to avoid shocking your animals on moving day, but need to find a way that allows them to be transported without damage or leaving supplies behind.

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Eco-Friendly Moving Tips for your Next Residential Move

Eco-Friendly Moving Tips for your Next Residential Move

Many people want to do their part to protect the environment in their everyday lives, moving day included. The green movement has been adopted by many industries, including the moving industry. ‘Green moving’ is simply residential moving with a conscious effort to make environmentally friendly choices when it comes to packing materials, recycling your belongings, transportation and more.

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Labelling Tips to Make Moving Easier

Labelling Tips to Make Moving Easier

Packing is not a simple or quick task. It takes a great deal of time, and can be one of the most stressful aspects of moving into a new home. Staying organized is the key to a stress-free move, and allowing oneself to enjoy the experience as much as possible.

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Tips for Moving in the Winter

Tips for Moving in the Winter

Old man winter is rearing his head in many parts of Canada with many cities and towns already getting snow. Moving in the winter does have its upsides; September to May is the low season for moving.

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How to Safely Pack and Transport Antiques

How to Safely Pack and Transport Antiques

Glassware, electronics, art, china, and antiques all have one thing in common: they require extra care when moving. Whether you have an extensive antique collection, or just one special piece, it is important to respect the fragility of these items when packing and moving. Even sturdy pieces that have made it through centuries may be susceptible to scratches or cracks when moved alongside other belongings.

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Factors to Consider During an Office Move

Factors to Consider During an Office Move

Moving can be one of the most stressful events, which is why it’s important to prepare your employees in advance and ensure they feel comfortable and excited during the entire process.

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