Safety Tips For Moving
16 Apr 2018

Safety Tips For Moving

Everyone looks forward to new beginnings in a new home but rarely do people love the process of having to pack and move their belongings. It’s can be a stressful time and it can also take a lot toll on your body. Unless you train with heavy weights, it’s not…

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15 Dec 2016

Moving is stressful business. Packing, saying good bye, changing your address, letting everyone you know of your address change, and making sure your family is prepared can all weigh on you. Moving is definitely one of those things that’s not really possible to procrastinate and do at the last minute. You have to bite the bullet and start planning in advance. If you are planning a big move soon and don’t know where to start, here are some tips for preparing and planning ahead. Keep a Move Diary Keeping a notebook with all of the things you’ve already done and things that you still need to do is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. By…

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12 Feb 2016

Having a pre-prepared list of all of the packing supplies you will need to move your belongings into a storage unit or a new home will make the move much less stressful. For the best moving experience possible, follow our below tips: Prepare a List of All of Your Supplies Moving Boxes. Ensure that your boxes are brand-new and sturdy and that you have a variety of sizes to choose from. Using used boxes is generally not advised as they can be flimsy and are susceptible to breaking. Specialized Boxes. Specialized boxes, such as ones for dishes, allow you to pack dishes quickly and efficiently, while providing additional protection. Similarly, there are also specialized boxes for clothing, which allow you…

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9 Aug 2013

Procrastination: We all do it. However, when it comes to storing your valuables, this might be one time where you will want to plan ahead. Those in need of self storage units should get the ball…

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8 Aug 2013

Those utilizing self storage facilities might just think they can pile their belongings into a unit and hope for the best. While you are surely entitled to use your storage unit however you want, there is…

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30 Jul 2013

Moving into a new home can be one of the most exciting times in life, but it can also be stressful.You have to worry about getting all your things from your old home to your new…

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24 Jul 2013

Many home and business owners would benefit from self storage but fear they would either pay for space they don't need or wouldn't have enough room to fit their belongings. Units are available to suit the…

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5 Jun 2013

A small-business owner's store or office space might be the first and only thing a customer sees, meaning it is important it is organized and not falling apart at the seams. While small-business owners are sometimes…

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20 May 2013

It does not matter if you are young or old, whether or not you are moving to another apartment, moving from one house to another and are waiting for the financing to be approved, or…

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2 May 2013

When a family or individual is getting ready to move, it is more than likely they will face some challenges at some point along the way. However, there are some ways that they can avoid…

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28 Nov 2012

The Toronto Argonauts Grey Cup victory in the Canadian Football league and the celebrations following have boosted small businesses in the Toronto area. More than $100 million was contributed to the local economy and small businesses were the primary benefactors, according the Toronto Star.Small business owners in the area should make sure they are prepared for the next big event to hit Toronto. Self storage is a good option in cleaning out and office or streamlining business operations to make sure an office is well suited for an influx of people.One small business that benefited from the Grey Cup victory was the Madison Avenue Boutique Hotel and Pub.“We were booked quite in advance of the Grey Cup,” Kelly Cane, the…

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28 Aug 2012

Before packing up and moving out of their parents' house, young Toronto residents need to be sure that they have found the right living situation, whether it be a condo downtown, an apartment in in the suburbs or a new home. Many of these young people will be looking to rent their first place, which will require them to sign a rental agreement with their landlords.When moving out, young Toronto natives not only need to deal with their new landlords, but they will also need to invest in Toronto professional movers and packers who will help them get their belongings from their our place to their new place.After getting everything set up and ready to go into the new place,…

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14 Aug 2012

Many Toronto residents have been taking advantage of the housing market in Canada and have decided to make the move to a new home. A recent blog post for the Toronto Star spells out some strategies for hiring the right Toronto professional movers and packers.“Moving is stressful and the last thing you need is added worry about your moving company," Margarett Best, minister of consumer services, told the newspaper. "Make sure that the company you deal with is reputable so your move does not turn into a nightmare."1. Get a written agreement with the mover: The contract with the movers should include what the mover will and will not be taking care of during the move, while also covering what…

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9 Jul 2012

Many Canadians with money to spend are purchasing homes in the U.S. in order to take advantage of warm temperatures and low real estate prices. However, Moneyville.ca reports that Canadians need to be wary of buying south of the border.Canadians have several things to consider when buying in America, or any other country. The big financial factor to think about is taxation. Spending more than 6 months in the U.S. per year means you'll have to file a U.S. tax return.Even if the home isn't your primary residence, however, you'll still have to pay property taxes. The taxes change depending on the state the home is located in, and the rules vary. Florida, for example, has no property tax for…

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21 Mar 2012

Canada has an extremely high standard of living, and a number of different cities across the country make good choices for those looking to find a place to live. MoneySense recently revealed its annual list of the best places to live in Canada, and Ottawa once again took the top spot.Although the city did not dominate any of the many categories that the news outlet considered, it did consistently well in just about all of them, with no real weaknesses. The city of Burlington in Ontario came close in the second spot overallOne of the big movers on the list compared to the previous year was Toronto, which moved up more than 40 spots to crack the top 50. Toronto…

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11 Jan 2012

With so many self storage facilities in the Toronto area, it may be hard for consumers to know which company to trust. A good way to judge a respectable brand is to find out how long it has been in service and what amenities each one offers to best serve your individual needs.A brand that has both stood the test of time and values customer service is Jiffy Self Storage. This company has been in business since 1987 and has continued to make necessary updates to keep its customers valuables safe and in perfect condition.From having climate controlled self storage units to keep electronics and pricey furniture in mint condition, to the building itself featuring 6 inch concrete floors and…

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14 Nov 2011

With home prices expected to stay elevated throughout the remainder of the year and into 2012, a leading housing organization says it may behoove Ontarians to buy a fixer-upper if they're in the market.Recently, the Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation reported the average home in Ontario is approximately 360,000 and may rise in 2012. As a result, the Ontario Real Estate Association says homebuyers should consider buying a house that's in need of renovation, as it may ultimately help them save money."Everyone wants a house or condo that will be perfect the minute they move in so they only have to do the minimum amount of work to it," said Barbara Sukkau, president of the OREA. "Buying a property that needs…

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