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Moving to Edmonton? Here are 10 Things You Need to Know

Known as Canada’s “Festival City” you’ll never be short on things to do when you move to Edmonton. Thriving and packed with culture, Alberta’s capital has a lot to offer residents from all walks of life. For this reason, it’s easy to see why Edmonton is the province’s second largest (and most… Read More

6 Tips for downsizing to a smaller home

If you happen to be downsizing your home, whether it’s because you’re retired and the kids have moved away, or you’re moving to a big city where space is harder to come by, it can seem like an overwhelming undertaking. To make things easier, we… Read More

Moving in the Rain? Here are 5 Tips for Moving in Bad Weather

Canada gets its fair share of inclement weather, especially during the rainy season. From those unexpected spring showers to issues of flooding nearby, you want to be prepared for the weather and know what to do if rain strikes on moving day.For the most part, temperatures will be mild in early spring, and you should have a fair share of sunny days. However, if you are moving to one of the five cities with the most rainfall, such as Terrace, BC with 203.7 days of rain per year, now is the time to prepare.5 Tips for Moving During Canada’s Rainy Season 1. Keep an Eye on the WeatherEven if you are not moving to a rain-prone area of the country, keeping an eye on the weather and knowing what storms are coming your way is critical. See if your upcoming moving date is expecting a storm, and if there is a big rain storm coming, see about changing the moving time. 2. Prepare for Slick and Slippery SurfacesYou don’t want anyone injured during the move, especially those you hire. Do what you can to prevent anyone from falling by adding salt or sand to sidewalks and driveways. If mud creates a slick surface on the sidewalks, rinse it away on moving day. 3. Protect the Home’s InteriorWhen you’re moving, you’ll have doors open and people will be coming and going with muddy, wet shoes. There might also be slippery surfaces inside, especially on solid flooring. Do what you can to minimize this, since people cannot take their shoes on and off while hauling items. Clear all loading and unloading areas, and try to move all your items to one central area in the house to minimize potential slipping hazards. 4. Get Your Moving Van Close, Like Really CloseYou want your moving van to pull up to the house as close as possible. So, if you have a garage, see about pulling the loading side of the moving van close to the garage. Then, place all boxes and furniture in that garage to make loading easier.Also, if you centralize everything to the garage, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up mud and water throughout the interior of the house. 5. Have the Right Gear PreparedWhile your moving company will bring along items like tarps and other protectants, you still should have the right equipment on-hand to make the process of relocating easier.For starters, treat those who are helping you move with kindness, and show gratitude by providing them with hot beverages to stay warm.For your furniture, cover it with plastic sheets to avoid rain or water damage. Also, keep your belongings away from areas in the garage where water intrusion could attack boxes. If your garage is prone to flooding after a rainstorm, leave items indoors until the movers arrive. // Read More

Make Moving Easier on Your Kids with These 6 Tips

Moving is stressful for adults. However, it is especially stressful for children. Their lives are disrupted, schedules ignored, and the home that they are comfortable in and know is gone. Now they are in a space that they do not know, with boxes and chaos all around. Read More

These 7 Tips Will Help You Avoid Moving Scams!

Moving homes is by no means an easy feat. A lifetime of belongings must be carefully moved from one property to another, without damage and quickly enough to allow new tenants to move into your home. A professional moving company, like Two Small Men of Canada, can provide reliable, timely and meticulous services to ensure your move goes off without a hitch. Read More

How to Source and Compare Moving Quotes That Fit Your Budget

Moving houses is stressful enough as it is, you don’t need an expensive bill to worry about on top of everything else! When moving house, it’s important to use a reputable and trusted moving company, and to make sure you’re getting a good deal. The following advice… Read More

Relax! 6 Tips to Stop Stress During a Move

  Moving homes? Not only can the logistics of your move prove stressful, but the simple fact that you must remove all of your belongings from a property and leave them in the hands of professionals can be a trying and anxious time. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. These six tips will help make your house move stress-free and easy! Read More

Moving Electronics & You: Ten Tips You Need to Know

Moving electronics is a big job and most people have multiple electronic items to consider while packing up. Never pack carelessly. It’s important to take precautions when packing your electronic equipment as you may create more work for yourself on reassembly or risk breakage. Some electronics require special consideration, especially if there is glass, fragile parts, or removable pieces such as batteries or printer cartridges. Read More

Best Time of Year to Move

Moving can be a stressful experience for anyone. It’s essential to plan the move at the right time of year to avoid high rates and ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your move: Moving During Off-Peak… Read More

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