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Moving to Canada? Advice for Making Your Transition Easy

Moving to a new country is a brave decision. It also comes with amazing opportunities for you and your family. Canada is one of the most incredible places to live and moving to Canada is as exciting as it can be stressful. Yet, a few basic rules and simple preparations can reduce a lot of the anxiety from your move and offer you a snapshot of what to expect. Planning and getting informed is the best way to give you the best possible start in your new wonderful life in Canada. Here is some advice to make your transition smooth and easy: Continue reading Moving to Canada? Advice for Making Your Transition Easy

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Need Moving Help? McWilliams Can Pack and Move Your Home

Everyone needs moving help as relocation is one of the most hectic and nerve-racking times you will experience in your lifetime. It is impossible to handle a move without help, even if that means gathering all your friends and family members together to pack and load your goods. Yet, there is no doubt that the most cost-effective, time-efficient, and stress-free solution is to have a reliable moving company handle everything for you. McWilliams Moving and Storage is one such company and can deal with all your packing and moving needs: Continue reading Need Moving Help? McWilliams Can Pack and Move Your Home

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Should I Consider Storage as Part of My Relocation Services?

There are several issues you need to consider when hiring relocation services to move your family, home or office to a new location – especially one that is separated by geography. One of them is storage. We are often faced with a dilemma when it comes to storing our possessions or not. Using a storage facility can make moving smoother and more manageable, but it also increases your costs. Therefore, your decision should really depend upon whether you can accommodate the costs of storage in your budget or not. Continue reading Should I Consider Storage as Part of My Relocation Services?

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5 Packing Tips for Electronic Devices

When moving to a new place, you will often be faced with the problem of how to pack your electronic devices. These days, every modern household is filled with electronic items that range from the extremely compact and lightweight to the very large and bulky. If you are a tech-savvy person, then you might have a PC, laptop, tablet, printer, scanner, video game system, smart phone, TV, refrigerator, microwave oven and many other devices that use every day. Often, these devices come with several accessories, so packing them neatly becomes a challenge.

Here are 5 packing tips for electronic devices that you may find useful: Continue reading 5 Packing Tips for Electronic Devices

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How to Move Without Damaging Your Possessions

Moving is often a hectic time and things can easily get scratched, dented and damaged in the rush, especially if you have lots of stuff to move. Most damages can be attributed to inadequate packing or mishandling, but accidents also account for a significant number of damages. You have to be extra vigilant when loading, unloading and unpacking as these are the times when most damages occur. However, you can keep the damages down by being careful and meticulous while you pack, transport and unpack your belongings.

Here are a few tips on how to move without damaging your possessions: Continue reading How to Move Without Damaging Your Possessions

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Why Choose McWilliams’ Off-Site Data Storage Solutions?

Physical assets can be replaced if lost or damaged, but if data is lost, the consequences can be terrible – especially for companies that have digitized every aspect of their business. Most companies safeguard themselves against this possible scenario by keeping several backup copies of their data. However, they usually have one small problem. The copies are located in the same physical location. No matter how many backups you have, they won’t be safe from disasters like earthquakes, floods, fire and arson if they are all stored in the same building. A better solution is to use McWilliams’ off-site data storage solution. Continue reading Why Choose McWilliams’ Off-Site Data Storage Solutions?

5 Items to Keep With You At All Times During Your Move

Moving can be fun if you focus on your new home, new city, or the new opportunities you have to look forward to. However, it can also be time-consuming and highly stressful. In fact, moving has been ranked by Employee Relations Council (USA) as the third most stressful event in life, after death and divorce. Whether you agree with this or not, you will find yourself doing a lot of planning and putting in a lot of hard work to sort out and pack your possessions as the scheduled move date approaches. To make your move as organized, effortless and economical as possible, you will need to have a good plan and the right tools.

 

One of the best ways to keep yourself and your move organized is to have a few key items on hand throughout the moving process. Here are 5 items that you should keep with you at all times during your move: Continue reading 5 Items to Keep With You At All Times During Your Move

4 Aspects of Household Moving We Often Forget

Moving to a new location is often an exciting, hectic and stressful time for the entire family and we often forget or overlook several important things in our rush to get things done as quickly as possible. No matter how far in advance we plan, actual “moving” takes place in a short time for practical reasons, usually not more than a day or two. There are so many things to do in such a limited time that we can become overwhelmed.

Don’t forget the following 4 components of household moving that we tend to leave ‘till the last minute: Continue reading 4 Aspects of Household Moving We Often Forget

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What You Need to Know About Importing a Vehicle into Canada

With motor vehicle prices generally lower south of the border, many Canadians are tempted to bring in vehicles from the USA. However, importing a vehicle into Canada might be necessary if you are moving. The process can be complicated, so there are a few things you need to know. The first hurdle comes in the form of Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA), which regulates the manufacture and importation of motor vehicles in Canada. All vehicles regardless of their type and purpose, except those that were manufactured more than 15 years ago, must comply with the Act.

Continue reading What You Need to Know About Importing a Vehicle into Canada