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How do I Prepare my Appliances for Moving?

How do I Prepare my Appliances for Moving?

Your major appliances, such as your refrigerator, washing machine, drier, and dishwasher, are probably the heaviest and most costly items that your residential movers will need to handle.

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How to Pack Books

How to Pack Books

They’re small, portable, and usually don’t have any fancy technology built into them, but the books in your library can still be one of the more challenging parts of your move. Without a little organization and planning, your books can easily become the most time-consuming and difficult parts of your move.

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The Best Way to Pack Your Wardrobe

The Best Way to Pack Your Wardrobe

Although moving companies can take a lot of the stress out of moving, they can’t do everything. To make sure your clothes are packed exactly right you should plan ahead. If you keep these tips in mind, packing your wardrobe for the movers should be easy.

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When is the Best Time to Move?

When is the Best Time to Move?

The short answer is that it depends. There’s no single “best” time to move. There’s only the best time for you. If you’re renting and for one reason or another have to be out by the first of the month, then the decision of when to move has been made for you and you’ll have to figure it out the best you can.

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How to Choose a Moving Company  That Fits Your Needs

How to Choose a Moving Company That Fits Your Needs

Like most services, you want to hire movers that are specifically qualified for the job. There are so many factors to consider and it’s important to account for how each one will affect the process.

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Moving Scams and How to Avoid Them

Moving Scams and How to Avoid Them

Moving can be an incredibly stressful experience. One of the last things you need is to find out that your moving company isn’t quite what they made themselves out to be. A lot of moving companies out there use deceptive tactics and inconvenience their clients for the sake of an inflated payday.

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How to Pack Up and Move Your Child’s Room

How to Pack Up and Move Your Child’s Room

Packing up your children’s belongings can be a difficult process that takes up a lot of your time and attention. With so much going on, it’s difficult to decide what will be brought to the new home and what won’t. Fortunately at Matco Moving Solutions, our kind and courteous staff will make the process quick and easy for you and your kids. Let us show you how you can get your kid’s room packed up and ready to go the next time you have to move.

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How to Pack Up Your Liquor Cabinet

How to Pack Up Your Liquor Cabinet

Packing your liquor cabinet is a delicate task that requires precision and a careful attention to detail. Your bottles of wine and liquor can be extremely expensive, so it’s important that you take the time to pack your cabinet properly to avoid damaging any precious bottles in your collection.

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How to Prevent Injuries While Moving

How to Prevent Injuries While Moving

Let’s face it, moving to a new home causes enough stress without the constant worry that you might hurt yourself in the process. We at Matco Moving Solutions in Edmonton and Calgary offer a variety of moving solutions for any occasion.

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How to Pack Your Valuables Before a Move

How to Pack Your Valuables Before a Move

Before a move, the biggest worry for most people is simple: what’s going to happen to all of my valuables? We at Matco Moving Solutions in Calgary, Edmonton and other Canadian locations understand the apprehension that comes with handing your expensive belongings over to moving companies you don’t know. Let us put your mind at ease with a few quick tips about how together, we can ensure the safety and care of your treasured possessions.

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How to Safely Move Breakable Items

How to Safely Move Breakable Items

Moving can be a massive undertaking and take weeks, or even months to prepare for. Thankfully, Matco Moving Solutions is available in Calgary and Edmonton with movers on the go to help you in numerous ways. From setting up your pre-moving plan to partial or full-service packing, we can help you ease the challenges of moving.

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How to Move Perishable & Pantry Food Items

How to Move Perishable & Pantry Food Items

If you’re planning out the logistics of your upcoming residential move, one thing you’ll need to consider is what to do with your food items. Not only are there the things in your fridge and pantry to think about, but many of us also have one or more freezers stocked full of frozen foods.

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Moving with Musical Instruments

Moving with Musical Instruments

Moving can be a hectic process, especially when you have fragile or valuable items to transport. You may have paid quite a bit of money for your musical instruments, so you will want to ensure that they remain in good condition during a move. If you follow these tips and tricks from our professional movers, you can keep items such as guitars, drums, and keyboards intact.

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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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