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Regular updates and helpful tips to help you prepare for your upcoming move.

       Moving soon? Here are some great tips to help you get started!

  • Before you start packing, you will need to have different sizes of boxes, packing tape, wardrobe boxes, wrapping paper, tissue paper, zip lock bags, markers and scissors.
  • Make sure to begin packing well ahead of the move.
  • Try to concentrate on one room at a time and label each box by room and item.
  • Wrap all your fragile items in bubble wrap or tissue paper.
  • Make sure that boxes are not too heavy.
  • When furniture is too bulky or heavy to move in one piece, you will need to disassemble, and put all the bolts and nuts in a plastic bag and attach it to the furniture.
  • Carpets and rugs should be rolled up and secured with tape.
  • Don't forget to dispose of gasoline and oil from lawnmowers and other machinery.
  • Don't pack flammable items.
  • When disassembling your beds, use tape to bind the frames together.
  • Clearly mark fragile items.
  • Important documents, jewelry, money, artwork, and home videos should be packed separately and carried with you.

Should you help your movers?

by bestcanadianmovers | January 12, 2020 | Moving Tips, Office Moves, Residential Moves
When it comes to hiring movers for your relocation, that may be the smartest approach you can take. Sure, it costs money, but the benefits that come with professional help are worth every cent. Nevertheless, you might ask yourself – should you help your movers? Even though they are...
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Moving Insurance in Canada – what you need to know

by bestcanadianmovers | December 17, 2019 | Moving Tips, Office Moves, Residential Moves
Moving house can be very expensive. And if you are buying a new house at the same time, you probably don’t want any additional costs. Wondering whether or not you should opt for moving insurance is a natural thing to do. To make the decision, you need to know...
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How to pack your office, and what moving supplies you need

by bestcanadianmovers | September 30, 2019 | Moving Tips, Office Moves
Packing an office space is in many ways different than packing your home. It usually involves a lot of various people, rather than just yourself or your family. Also, the type of items you pack in home relocation and commercial relocation can be very different. Rather than packing clothes...
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How to pack your clothes for moving day

by bestcanadianmovers | September 3, 2019 | Moving Tips, Residential Moves
Moving takes a lot of time, and a significant portion of that time needs to be dedicated to packing. When it’s time to pack your clothes, you’ll see that packing clothes comes with its own set of challenges. You’ll need to avoid wrinkles on your clothes, you’ll need to...
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Disadvantages of not hiring a moving company

by bestcanadianmovers | August 15, 2019 | Moving Tips, Office Moves, Residential Moves
When considering the relocation options, there is always the big question, should you hire a moving company or not? You can find advantages and disadvantages in both cases. However, today I wish to talk about what are the disadvantages of not hiring a moving company. While a DIY move...
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How to move with pets

by bestcanadianmovers | June 14, 2019 | Residential Moves
We all know that a single experience with relocation is more than enough to realize how complicated, stressful and challenging this process is. Unsurprisingly, it affects the whole family and each family member copes with the changes in a specific way. In our strivings to prepare our family for...
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Tips for storing antique furniture

by bestcanadianmovers | May 21, 2019 | Uncategorized
As items that are usually either passed down from generation to generation or bought at an extremely hefty price tag, antiques are pieces of furniture we simply cannot afford to damage. But as life goes, even your most beloved items will have to get into a situation which will...
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The importance of choosing a legitimate and professional moving company

by bestcanadianmovers | April 27, 2019 | Moving Tips
A moving company can have a big impact on the quality of your move. If you pick a moving company by looking at the prices and comparing them, you will definitely pick a moving company that is cheap and has some good reviews. At least that’s what happens in...
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How to pack small items in advance for a quick and easy move

by bestcanadianmovers | April 11, 2019 | Uncategorized
Learn how to pack small items in advance, and your move will be quick and easy. Preparing for a move can be a headache. With so many things on your schedule, it is essential you keep track of everything. It is also crucial to make as few mistakes as...
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Packing tips for your next move!

by bestcanadianmovers | April 2, 2019 | Moving Tips, Residential Moves
When thinking about moving, packing doesn’t really come to mind first. This is true when you are moving for the first time, and did not get to experience the chaos that packing is. The process is long and strenuous, and it will probably take up most of your time....
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Pros vs. Joes – The Moving Edition

by bestcanadianmovers | July 29, 2017 | Moving Tips
It’s time to move to a new home. Should you hire movers or do it yourself? It’s a simple question, but does not have an easy answer. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages; it is all about what is more important to you: money or time. Let’s take...
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What’s Trending in the Moving Industry

by bestcanadianmovers | July 26, 2017 | Moving Tips
What’s new and shaking in the moving world? Like every other one, the moving industry is constantly shifting and morphing to fit the times. The core of moving, the relocation of goods from one location to another, stays static. But, the peripherals of the industry are changing with the...
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Moving Yourself? Better Safe Than Sorry!

by bestcanadianmovers | June 27, 2017 | Moving Tips, Residential Moves
“Hey…I can do my own moving. No problem! What’s the worst that could happen?” Well, a strained back, slipped disc, broken fingers, pulled ligaments, and assorted bumps and bruises to start. Moving requires the constant lifting and carrying off heavy objects for an extended period of time. This is...
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Fragile & Dangerous- Moving Kitchenware

by bestcanadianmovers | June 12, 2017 | Moving Tips, Residential Moves
When packing for a move, you need to give special consideration to two kinds of items: breakables and hazardous things. Can you guess which room in your house is going to give the most trouble when moving? The kitchen! To start, a fully-stocked kitchen is going to be full...
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Question Period- What To Ask Movers Before You Hire Them

by bestcanadianmovers | June 2, 2017 | Moving Tips
We’ve all heard the expression “Ask a silly question, get a silly answer”. But you know what is even sillier? Not asking any question, especially when your money, property, and moving day rides on the answer. You have to be very selective while choosing a mover. There are a...
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Moving while pregnant or with a newborn? No problem!

by bestcanadianmovers | May 13, 2017 | Moving Tips
Would you rather move while 9 months pregnant? Or with a newborn? That is the burning question every pregnant woman has. When moving during a pregnancy, we have to decide whether we want to move while still pregnant or to wait until the baby arrives. On one hand, moving...
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Spring (Cleaning) is in the Air

by bestcanadianmovers | April 25, 2017 | Moving Tips
Do you smell that fresh, clean, and moist smell in the air? You know what it means: Spring has finally returned. The snow is melting; the plants are blooming; the animals are waking up, and you are putting away your winter gear and already planning weekend trips. The change...
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Some Assembly Required

by bestcanadianmovers | April 6, 2017 | Moving Tips
It’s like a giant puzzle. Except that it isn’t fun. And you have to do it. Probably more than once. One of the most annoying parts about moving is the disassembling and reassembling of furniture. Obviously, not all furniture can or needs to be disassembled. Usually, it is the...
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Moving – The Day After

by bestcanadianmovers | March 27, 2017 | Moving Tips
Moving Day is always a crazy and hectic time. There is so much activity and so much happening and it seems like it will never end. But, it always does and at the end of the big day, you can sit back with a glass of wine, breathe a...
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Heavy Furniture – Making It Easy!

by bestcanadianmovers | February 21, 2017 | Moving Tips
What’s the hardest part of moving? Is it organizing your volunteers? Could it be finding the best moving company? How about remembering to change your address and switch all the utilities? Maybe it is packing all the small things that you have accumulated over the years. No one is...
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Survival Guide for Moving in Winter

by bestcanadianmovers | February 14, 2017 | Moving Tips
Quick! Tell me the best time of the year to move! Chances are that the first answer that popped into your mind was “the summer”. And why wouldn’t it? The summer is a fantastic time for moving. It’s warm; spending a lot of time outside isn’t a chore; you...
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Move The STRESS Out Of Moving

by bestcanadianmovers | February 7, 2017 | Moving Tips
They say that buying a house is one of the most stressful things that you can ever go through. They are right; it is stressful, but the stress doesn’t end once the deal is signed. The follow-up – the actual move – can be just as stressful; even more...
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How To Prepare Your Family for the Big Move

by bestcanadianmovers | January 27, 2017 | Moving Tips
There’s no point in beating around the bush; let’s just say it as it is – moving is hard on an individual. It can be even harder on a family; especially on a family with young children. Changing schools, packing up belongings, organizing new spaces, trying to navigate in...
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Why Choose Best Canadian Movers?

by bestcanadianmovers | December 27, 2016 | Moving Tips
Need to know what moving company in the Mississauga area to use for your next move?  While we could certainly give you a long list of reasons why Best Canadian Movers is the right Mississauga moving service for you, we’d prefer to let our customers do the talking! As...
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How to Prepare Your Home for Real Estate Photography

by bestcanadianmovers | December 23, 2016 | Moving Tips
Once you’ve made the decision to move, the list of things that need to get done can seem quite daunting. The best advice is to take the time to make a master list and get everything organized and complete before the moving company shows up with their trucks on...
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How Do You Decide On The Rental Truck Size For A Move?

by bestcanadianmovers | November 25, 2016 | Moving Tips
So you’ve spend some time investigating professional movers in the Mississauga area but you still aren’t sure if hiring a moving service is what you need to do.  Moving can be a very exciting time but there is no way to get around the long list of tasks that...
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Reasons to Live in Mississauga – Best Canadian Movers

by bestcanadianmovers | November 17, 2016 | Moving Tips
Best Canadian Movers can help you plan your next move! There are so many reasons why people decide to move – retirement, new job, going to school or perhaps a change in lifestyle. If you’ve made the decision that a relocation is in your future, it can be quite...
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The Right Time to Say Good-Bye to Your Home

by bestcanadianmovers | October 31, 2016 | Moving Tips
It is such a big decision; how do you know when the time is right to move? What sign is there to tell you that it is a good time to move and that you aren’t making a big mistake? I hate to be the bearer of bad news,...
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Moving Scams and How to Spot Them

by bestcanadianmovers | October 26, 2016 | Moving Tips
Scammers are everywhere. You don’t need me to tell you that. We all know that charlatans are lurking in every corner of society waiting for the moment when they can pounce and squeeze any dollar they can out of us. Though we might always be on our guard, we...
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Moving Headaches – The Toughest Things to Move

by bestcanadianmovers | September 27, 2016 | Moving Tips
At one point, you will just think to yourself “Forget it! I don’t really need this thing anyway!” Then, after remembering the money, time, and even emotional investment you have in an item, you will bite the bullet and find a way to make it work. The word “easy”...
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