Costs of moving to Canada from the USA

Flag of Canada and flag of the USA

The eternal grudge that exists between Americans and the Canadians has always been peculiar to me. After all, both places are amazing, there is no doubt about it. But somehow, there will always be some teasing here and there between the two sides of the same coin. Despite all this, for those who don’t hold firmly to such a mindset, moving to Canada can be quite an achievement. Read More …

Moving in the summer – important tips

So many people consider summer to be the best moving season. Others do everything they can just to avoid it. No matter which group of people you side with, moving in the summer does have its perks. Make sure to follow some of the universal tips for summer moving if you want to have a nice moving experience.

The sun, which can be your enemy when moving in the summer.
Moving in the summer can be easily done if you only know how to do it!

Perks of moving in the summer

Before you set your heart on something, you need to know all the facts. The same goes for summer moving. By knowing all of the benefits of such a move, you won`t hesitate to pack your bags in the summer heat and hit the road.

1. The weather is perfect

This one is a no-brainer. It is safe to say that given the choice, the majority of people will choose clear blue skies over blizzards and rain any day. When moving during the summer, you will avoid frostbites, freezing hands, and feet and icy walkways. Instead, you will say hello to perfectly clear, sunny days, which will keep your furniture dry instead of wet and moldy. This is one major perk when moving in the summer. Just ask anyone who has ever experienced moving during the winter.

2. The approaching beginning of the school year

Everyone knows that the new school year begins in fall. Hence, this is one major benefit of summer moving for all of you with kids. First, this is the moment when kids are on summer breaks, so they won`t have to miss any classes because of your move. Secondly, they will also have just enough time to settle into your new life in a new house, as well as a new surrounding. Just make sure to do some research beforehand and choose a good school for your kid.

A kid holding a pen and writing on the paper.
Moving during the summer is one of the best things you can do for your child`s education.

3. Garage sales season

We all know how expensive moving can be. Your brain will be working overtime trying to think of ways to cut your moving expenses. In a situation like this, every penny counts. Garage or yard sales are a great way to make a quick buck. Everyone loves a good old garage sale. And the best time to have one is during the summer. The glorious sun will make sure you have a great turnout. Oh, and one more thing. By having a garage sale you will also get rid of all of the unwanted stuff you were planning on throwing away. See? It`s a win-win situation!

 

Useful tips when moving in the summer

By following these simple, yet effective tips, you will greatly improve your chances of a successful move! So don`t just skim for gist. Pay attention to each of the items listed below, as they make a huge difference for summertime moves.

1. Wear something light

This is a major one, the one that can make or break the success of your summertime move. First of all, there are several clothing rules you must follow when it comes to summer moving:

  • avoid wearing black when moving in the summer.
  • wear loose-fitting, breathable clothes.
  • bring a hat or a cap, whatever will help you protect your head from the sunrays.

Secondly, don`t be fooled. Moving in the summer heat can be extremely dangerous if you are not careful. Such high temperatures can cause your body to overheat, which is something you want to avoid. Be aware of the symptoms, such as high body temperatures, dizziness, nausea and general confusion, and don`t hesitate to seek medical attention.

A woman wearing a black jacket while sitting in front of the computer.
Avoid wearing black and dark clothes by all means when moving in the summer!

2. Bring lots of water

Water is essential for life, there is no denying it. But water is particularly important for our bodies during the summer when we tend to easily get dehydrated. That is why you need to bring liters and liters of water when moving during the summer heat. Of course, the amount depends on how far away you are moving. Another thing to keep in mind is that the more athletic you are, the more water you will need to sustain you. So don`t be frugal and stock up on water. It will not go to waste!

 

3. Turn on the air conditioning prior to the move

Think about it like this. You have two options. One is to move into an extremely warm house and try to survive moving day on such temperatures, and another one is to move into a cooled down house, one in which you can comfortably transport all of your belongings. Everyone in their right mind would without hesitation choose the second option. And the best thing is that it is easily achievable, if only you remember to switch on the AC before the move. So make it your top priority!

4. Sunscreen is a must

We`ve almost reached the end. But before we get there, we have one more important tip for your summer move. Always wear sunscreen! We are all informed of the damage skin burns can make. While moving, you are extremely exposed to the sun, as you will be entering in and out of the house/car/moving truck. That is why you need to cover your body from head to toe in sunscreen. And when choosing the correct one for you, always look for SPF 30 or higher. Moreover, make sure to pick a sunscreen that is water resistant, and apply it at least 15 minutes before the moving time.

 

And with that being said we conclude our list of ultimate tips for moving in the summer. This will probably not be the easiest thing you will go through, but it definitely doesn`t have to be the hardest one. Just think about how much easier it is to prevent, or at least alleviate, difficulties in the summer than in the winter when you have to deal with ice, snow, and hailstorms. Yikes! So good luck to you, may the temperatures always be in your favor!

Make packing uncomplicated

The whole moving process takes a lot of mental strength. It challenges your nerves like nobody ever did. You know what, looking back, I think I learned a self-control conducting the relocations! Once you get going, you’ll get to know what the hell am I talking about. In case you’re a calm person, we suggest you stay like that during the process of relocation to another home. In case you’re not, we strongly recommend you become calm. At least until you move into your new home. And, certainly, learn how to make packing uncomplicated. If you manage to do those two things, you’ll be the absolute winner of all first-time moving people. You’ll be happy in the end. We can’t help you with the self-control and stay calm. But we can help you make packing uncomplicated. So, let’s move on and find out more.  Read More …

3 tips on how to become an expert at labeling moving boxes

Labelling moving boxes- mark the items so you could unpack them easier

Relocation is a very demanding process. It brings so many tasks to your current and also to your new home. Because your job starts before and ends way after you do the actual transportation of your items. Having that in mind, you surely may conclude by yourself that the organisation is the key to success when it comes to the moving. The organization is more or less key to the success of every project. So do consider your moving as an important project. It actually is ending one and starting another life chapter. Prepare for the transition and conduct it smoothly. One of the most important things, when we’re talking about the relocation, is labeling moving boxes. You could wonder why, but if you don’t label moving boxes properly, you’d end up stressed because of the mess. Here we are to help you do that right. Read More …

How to pack furniture for the moving

How to pack furniture for the moving- Get the know-how

You found a perfect place for your new home! It’s just what you wanted. You are very excited, but now, prepare for moving there. Before you start the regular operations conducting the packing and moving, learn how to pack furniture for the moving. You have three choices:

  • Hiring packers and movers to do everything
  • Packing things yourself, and hiring a mover to do the transportation
  • Conducting the complete relocation all by yourself

Our advice is to avoid the third option. There are many reasons, and the most important reason is that you don’t have the experience required. Besides that, you probably don’t have the equipment. Furthermore, you would need to provide an insurance for the items yourself. Also, it is very dubious if you have the skills to transport your valuables alone. Therefore, we suggest you do the packing and leave the rest of relocation to the professional mover. Read More …