Moving Tips and Advice

There’s definitely truth to the saying “you get what you pay for.” While finding a reasonable price is certainly important, less isn’t always better. If you run across a mover that offers prices substantially lower than others , make sure to ask questions and do...

Moving to a new home can be stressful but with proper planning and preparation moving day can be a breeze. Preparing a survival kit can make moving day so much smoother as you won’t have to continuously rummage through boxes to find the essentials. It may...

Spring Cleaning and Moving Season are approaching fast , and many use this time to purge . Here are some ideas for some more unusual items in and around the home. DONATE IT ...

Deciding between hiring a moving company and renting a moving truck are the two most common choices that people face when moving. Renting a moving truck may come at a lower price but the added stress, exertion and time must also be considered, and while...

If you pack one room in one box you will have a much easier time unpacking at the new house then if you mixed rooms together. Ensure you label the box accurately so it can be placed in the correct room on delivery. At first...

Since the home you moved into likely fits into your lifestyle and has some of your desired amenities, the next step is to make it your own. These tips can help turn a house into a home....

Winter is here and many of us prefer to stay huddled up under the covers when it’s cold outside. This means that a move during the middle of winter can seem like a nightmare. Luckily, moving during the winter can have its benefits. ...

Save money and remain cozy throughout winter by acting before the bitter cold arrives. Change Furnace Filters It's important to replace or clean your furnace filter once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters can restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Consider switching to...

Very exciting! You have made the decision and are ready to move to your new house. You started packing some items up and have taken the family photos down. “Decluttering” is a word you hear buzzing when selling, but what does that really mean and...

1. Work from the top to bottom,inside to outside, to avoid getting what you just cleaned dirty again. 2. Do one room at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. 3. Use good rubber...

For a lot of kids, moving means leaving everything important behind. They are not normally involved in the decision and oftentimes do not understand why the move is necessary. Tell your children as soon as you can to allow time for them to warm up...

1. Refer to the manufactures' guide for moving instructions. If you no longer have these, visit the manufacturer's website for an online version or to request a copy. If you have the original packaging, use that to pack your equipment. 2. When...

Make your Moving Sale a success with our Moving Sale TIPS! Ask Friends and Family for help - They can help you determine what items you no longer need and be able to sort through your stuff with an objective eye. Clean and / or do...

If you're planning on buying a new home, keep in mind that you're not just buying a house, you're investing in a neighborhood. You need to ask yourself what the most important features of your ideal neighborhood are . A few questions to ask...

Moving Expenses can add up quickly. However with a few tips we can help get the most bang for your buck! 1. Book Early - Booking last minute may result in paying higher rates. 2. Move during the week before month end - Movers are...

1. Book Movers Early If you're doing your own packing, make sure you give yourself plenty of time; at least six weeks before your move date. Movers book fast during the middle and end of the month, plan in advance and book them as...

Moving is not fun for anyone and at the end of a stressful exhausting day the last thing you should have to do is clean a house. The most common problem with doing a move out clean is that people underestimate how much work is...

Q: Are there any preparations I can make to quicken the moving process, and keep costs down? A: We advise customers to purge before moving day to avoid paying for transportation and time to relocate items they may no longer want or need. ...

Make Moving Day a breeze with these handy links to update your mailing address, transfer utility or cable services and more...

Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, storing your items with us is simple, straightforward and easier than you think. With 12 Greater Vancouver and Calgary self storage locations, our friendly store teams will work with you to find the right self storage unit for...

When you hear the word donation, you automatically think of money. With hundreds of local charities continuously on the hunt for donations, you may wonder how you can help – without breaking the bank. There are many other ways to give back to the community...

Get Motivated to Cut Your Clutter For many people having a lot of unnecessary things is a real problem. However, getting motivated to clear out this clutter is an even bigger problem. It commonly happens that people pile up things for months, and sometimes even...

TSM is proud member of the Shane Homes Family Rewards Program. As a Shane Homes or Creations by Shane Homes homeowner, you can receive special discounts from select partners & suppliers. This program can come in handy for landscaping, building a deck , developing your...

1. The moving crew will arrive by the time indicated on the confirmation email you received when booking your move. Allow extra time in winter months when trucks may be delayed due to weather and or poor road conditions. 2. The driver will introduce themselves, do...

It is recommended to put the plant in the car with you where the temperature can be controlled. If your plants are in ceramic planters, it's recommended to move them to plastic temporary planters a few weeks before moving. These are much lighter when filled with...

1. Put heavy items , like books in small boxes and light items like blankets and linen in bigger ones. This reduces the chances of breaking items when relocating. 2. Put heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Don’t leave...

A housewarming is a party held within the first few months of moving into a new residence. It is an occasion to present a new home to family and friends, and for them to give gifts to help furnish the new home. ...

#1 TIP Purge - Consider holding a garage sale, or donating to local charities in your area. Utilize Electronic Recycling Programs for unwanted and older electronics. Moving companies prefer customers use new cardboard boxes to ensure stability but you can look for boxes made...

There are many wonderful places to live in this beautiful province . Whether you’re changing locations within the province or moving from out of province , the following links will direct you to the resources and/or information you need. Freedom To Create. Spirit To...

Being prepared will help get your move off to a smooth start. Here is a small list of things you can do to SPEED up MOVING DAY! #1 If you are moving into or out of an Apartment ensure you book the elevators ahead of time...

What is a Permanent Change of Address? This service redirects your mail from your old address to your new . Whether you’re movingto a new home or moving your business you should submit a permanent change of address. Why submit a change of address?...