Sorting Through A Deceased Loved-One's Belongings
11 Jan 2018

How To Sort Through A Deceased Loved-One’s Belongings

It can be both painful and joyous sorting through a deceased loved-one’s belongings. Years of memories , family heirlooms, photos, decorations etc. Can be tough to deal with, but can also be incredibly heartwarming. If you are given the difficult task of sorting through a deceased loved one’s belongings and…

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15 Oct 2016

Regardless of how seasoned a traveller, or mover you are, it is often not possible, amidst the chaos of a picking up and leaving somewhere, to be 100% effective when gathering your belongings, or putting them in storage. The overwhelming stress of the macro details – flights, rentals, money etc. – can cloud your judgment when it comes to the smaller minutiae. Below is a list of some of the most common packing mistakes and how to ensure that you avoid them. Over-packing Over-packing is probably the most common problem people face when deciding what to bring with them or what to store. Space is finite and a good way to protect yourself against packers remorse is to lay out…

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13 Jun 2016

Moving comes with a lot of work and a lot of expenses. Unfortunately for most of us, it’s a necessary evil. Whether you’re planning a one-time move or your job requires frequent moves, it’s important to learn some money-saving tips. Planning ahead, comparing costs and thinking strategically can help you save precious dollars during a move. Here are some tips for those who are moving on a budget: Consider hiring professionals. When you think of budgeting, the first thing that comes to mind is often that it will be cost-effective to have family and friends help you move, rather than hiring professional movers. However, there are many benefits of hiring professionals and they can end up saving you a lot…

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1 Feb 2016

Moving in with a spouse for the first time is certainly an exciting time in any relationship. However, it can present its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to blending accumulated belongings from two different lives into one. You can make the transition much easier and minimize your stress levels by following these tips: Downsize Belongings First. Taking an inventory of each person’s belongings beforehand is essential to ensuring that you both haven’t brought two toasters (and a lot of unnecessary clutter) into your new home. Before you move, decide what items will be sold, donated or thrown away. Measure Remaining Furniture. This will save you a lot of stress on moving day if you know ahead of…

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3 Aug 2015

A lot of us go through our clothes before each season and store away anything that won’t be useful for the next few months. For instance, during the warmer weather months, we have no use for our winter clothes, and during winter, we have no use for tank tops and shorts. It only makes sense to store these clothes until they are needed again. This will surely free up closet space. If you do not store away your clothes properly, they could end up ruined from pests, weather, mildew, or mold. After any of that happens to clothes, they are ruined and can never be worn again, therefore it is crucial that you store the clothes away so that nothing…

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31 Jul 2015

What makes this checklist ultimate? Well, other than having everything you need to do, it’s arranged in the order you need to do it! Start ticking items off right away, and you will have a smooth and fun move. First purge: This is just to start. If any furniture or other large items won’t need to make the move, then junk it. While you’re at it, take a good look through your belongings, and get rid of anything you don’t need. Purge your closet of old clothes, go through old papers, and have a good look at any piles of junk. Start Eating Freezer Bags: Frozen food is hard to move, especially over long distances. Enjoy it now and avoid…

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10 Jul 2015

Moving into a new house is really, really hard work. Here are some things you can do in advance to make it just a little bit easier on yourself. Decrease Your Belongings Analyze all your belongings and categorize them to keep, donate, trash, or store. It may be difficult getting rid of things you’ve had for a while, but don’t be afraid to be harsh. Anything that you don’t think you will use for a few months at your new place should be in the store pile. Anything that you’re not sure that you’ll ever use regularly should be marked for donation, or be tossed directly into the trash. There is no point going through the work and expense of…

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29 Jun 2015

When it comes to your kids, you only want the best for them. You’ve given up the loft apartment in favour of a four-bedroom house with a sprawling backyard where your children can play while you sit and relax on the deck. Moving into a new home when you have kids, especially young ones can be a very stressful experience. However, these Do’s and Don’ts will get your through it! Do: Visit your new home with the kids in tow before you move. Show them the house and explain that they’ll be getting more space and be able to make new friends with the neighbour’s kids. If you are moving out of province and can’t visit the home in person,…

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4 Jun 2015

Moving day can be an incredibly stressful experience. There is enough preparation and coordination involved that one small misstep can accidentally send your stuff to Hamilton, Ohio instead of Hamilton, Ontario. There are a lot of ducks to get in a row before you move, but these tips will help keep you organized and relieve any stress the day might bring! When packing, label each box properly so that when you arrive at your new home, you know exactly where to put everything. Don’t spend your first day in your new place going through un-marked boxes trying to figure out where everything goes. Get a good night’s sleep. This is easier said than done but if you can muster up…

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