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Despite the many wonderful opportunities that so often come with moving, the prospect of moving is not always welcomed by kids, regardless of their age. If you plan on moving in Ontario, you need to make the experience less traumatic and less disruptive for your kids.

Parents often need to make big decisions like moving without consulting their children, and that is why kids may not understand why they have to move and leave their school, friends, and social life behind. So how do you prepare your kids for moving in Ontario? Here are some thoughts and ideas that you may find useful for your upcoming move:

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One type of move that causes many people to break out their DIY shoes is the apartment move.  It’s also the type of move that is best served with a moving company taking control of the situation.  Apartments are smaller and there is usually less to move than a full-sized house, but that doesn’t mean you won’t benefit by using a professional mover instead of doing it yourself.

Fast & Efficient

A professional moving company has usually seen it all before, or at least most of it.  This means they can do your apartment move quickly and efficiently, which is great for an apartment because there are often time constraints placed on the move. 

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If you haven’t already, there’s going to come a time when you move out of the house for the first time.  Yes, it’s exciting and yes, it’s fun, but it can also be expensive if you aren’t paying attention.  Expenses have a way of piling up on you when you first move out, which can be especially troublesome during a time when money is often at a premium.

Of course, it doesn’t have to be such an expensive event, and it won’t be if you can follow these 6 easy ways to save money. 

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Downsizing is an intelligent move when you are relocating to a new home. It is not only a cost-effective solution, but it is also a time saving approach. You will not waste any time with packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking things that you don’t really need. Un-cluttering your home is a good way to downsize just before the big move.

There are many challenges when it comes to tossing your belongings. The point of tossing some of your possessions before a big move is to be efficient and not to throw away here in order to buy it new at your destination. Plus, tossing doesn’t necessarily mean throwing away. It can mean donating or selling. So here are some ideas of what to toss:

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Retirement often means relocating to a smaller home where you can’t possibly fit in all of the things that you’ve accumulated over the years. Downsizing is a practical way to save money on your relocation and also enjoy your space during your retirement years.

As you start to pack, you’ll find that some of your possessions need to be thrown away while others may be sold at garage sales. You may also choose to put some items into storage for future use when downsizing for retirement. But what items should you store when you are downsizing to a smaller home? Here are McWilliams Moving & Storage’s suggestions for items to keep in storage:

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Relocating to a new home or office requires careful planning and a lot of hard work. There will be tons of items to sort out and pack. Whether you like it or not, packing can become a chore after a while. Inadequate packing results in breakage, damage and loss; so you will need the right packing materials. Then there are loading, transporting and unloading to be done. You cannot do any of these without the right moving supplies.

Here are 11 essential supplies that you will need when making the big move.

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professional-moverBefore you start loading the truck, you will want to ask your moving company the following questions. Take time to get moving quotes from any company you are interested in working with.  Moving can be very costly and asking these questions ahead of time will save you time and money, and relieve some unnecessary stress.

  1. How long has your company been in business for?  A company with years of experience on their belt is normally more likely to provide good customer service, and provide more accurate moving quotes. It’s not to say new companies won’t provide you quality service, but there is some reassurance in a company with a long list of client referrals and successful and proven moving processes.

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Moving into a new home can be an extremely stressful time for many homeowners. One of the biggest stressors at this time is finances. On top of the cost of your home purchase, you have to worry about your moving expenses. Luckily, with some research and planning, you can keep your moving costs low and save money.

Time is money, and if you’re left packing till the wee hours of the morning, and/or straining your back moving heavy furniture, you may wish to consider hiring a moving company.  They might actually save you money in the long run! 

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