On this page you can read useful information from our blog. This will include information about packing, staying sane during the move, and more, as prepared by Top Move Inc. Whether you’re planning a local move or a long-distance move, we know these tips will help our Metro Vancouver customers.
Top 5 Ways to Stay Sane During a Stressful Move
Whether making a corporate move or a residential one – moving can be stressful, which is why Top Move Inc wants to share these ‘Top 5 Ways to Stay Sane During a Stressful Move’!
Be Mindful of Your Body
Stress can add up in ways you may not always be conscious of, which can include a tight neck and shoulders, a clenched jaw, headaches, and other such physical discomfort. So ensure you are being mindful of your body, breathe, stretch, don’t miss out on regular gym or yoga activities to de-stress, and/or even splurge for a spa day leading up to the move or immediately following it as a reward for your efforts.
By keeping a to-do list you can help alleviate stress and minimize the things you need to remember before and during your move, so even if you’re not the “list” type, take it upon yourself to stay organized this way …it can truly help a lot.
Make a Music Playlist
Music can be an excellent motivator, and having he right music playlist on hand can change packing and moving from drudgery, into a great workout – or at the very least, a less conscious effort.
GET A BABYSITTER
Enlisting the help of your children to pack your home can sometimes mean adding work to an already hefty workload. Whether choosing to get a sitter during packing days, or simply taking advantage of a sitter during the day of your actual move, having someone safely watch your children can alleviate added work and stress.
Top Move Inc is a full service moving company who proudly provides our customers with experienced Burnaby movers, and will take care of your belongings and ensure same state delivery.
Whether you need us to package your larger belongings and big-ticket valuables, or you want to enjoy the convenience of our movers packing up your entire home or office, no moving task is out of question – so please ask!
Give us a call at 1-877-867-6683, or feel free to use our online booking form. We are happy to provide you with a free comprehensive quote for your next move, delivering on our easy-to-use moving services right from the start!
How to Safely Move Your Household Items During an ‘April Showers’ Move
As the saying goes ‘April showers bring May flowers’, but when it comes to moving, rain is not the ideal condition in which to keep your household items dry. So we want to help you with these tips on ‘How To Safely Move Your Household Items During an ‘April Showers’ Move’!
Check the Forecast
Moving is already a hefty chore, especially if you are choosing to pack and move all your belongings yourself. So taking the extra step to wrap your items in plastic might be added effort that wasn’t required if it is going to be a sunny day. So save yourself the time and effort by checking the forecast before wrapping all your items in plastic.
Wrap It Up
That being said, if there is rain in the forecast, then yes – wrap it up! You can purchase large industrial rolls of saran wrap, which is easy to use and will help keep your items dry while keeping your boxes from falling apart under wet conditions.
Mark Your Items Accordingly
Granted, there are things that wouldn’t get hurt if they did end up getting wet, but for items such as dry kitchen food goods – these should definitely be marked accordingly in order to safeguard against wet ruined food. Or, as an added precaution, any food items that shouldn’t come into contact with moisture should be put into a sealed cooler.
Slippery When Wet
Keep your floors dry and your safety in check by putting towels down on any slippery surfaces. This will keep you from having to clean up a wet mess, and also help protect anyone from accidentally slipping.
Consider Hiring Residential Movers
We recognize that a residential move comes with it’s own set of challenges, but we lift that burden with trustworthy service and affordable pricing, ensuring your home is transferred with the attention to detail it deserves – no matter the weather!
The Added Precaution of Full Service Movers
Top Move Inc is also a full service moving company. We provide our customers with experienced Burnaby movers who will take care of your belongings and ensure “same state delivery”, meaning your items are delivered in the very same condition as when we picked them up. Whether you need us to package your larger belongings and big-ticket valuables, or you want to enjoy the convenience of packing up your entire home or office, no moving task is out of question.
4 “To-Do’s” Before Moving in the Lower Mainland
There might seem like an endless list of “to-do’s” when you’re moving, but at TopMove we wanted to share what we think are the top “4 “To-Do’s” Before Moving in the Lower Mainland”, and help you better streamline your upcoming Langley Move, Coquitlam Move, Vancouver Move – or bordering communities move!
Don’t Bank On It
Changing your banking branch might seem inconsequential, but building a relationship at your local community branch is important. Although you might feel like your bank is simply a place where you deposit and withdraw funds, there may come a day when a car loan or home mortgage is needed, and knowing your bank personnel can truly help with those objectives.
Make the Necessary Medical Change-Over’s
It is seemingly very difficult to find a family doctor today, so getting a referral from your current doctor to a trusted colleague can mean the difference between acquiring a new local practitioner, and having to spend years waiting at the walk-in clinic.
In addition, be sure your MSP information is changed over to your new address; otherwise your insurance could come up against some hiccups.
Here’s An Odd One – Car Maintenance!
Tuning up your car might not seem high on the priority list before a move, but it is actually an excellent time to make sure everything under the hood is humming along nicely. Having a vehicle mishap in the midst of a move is more than a little frustrating …so avoid such things with a trip to the auto care shop pre-move.
Moving can be hard on the family – from the dog, to the kids, to elderly parents …it’s a transition of schools, parks, friends and familiar setting. So before you move, help the whole family get closure by:
Moving is often both a special and trying time, so don’t gloss over anything that might make a big difference in years to come.
At Top Move we’re here to help with all your Burnaby Moving Needs – both residential as well as commercial. We look forward to helping your family or company make an easy transition …so call us and let us know when we can do so!
How To Prepare Your Employees for Moving Office Locations
If you are faced with a corporate move in Metro Vancouver, you likely have quite a few people to orchestrate and help adjust to the situation, so we wanted to help you with a few tips on how to prepare your employees for moving office locations.
Make a List, Check it Twice
Although your company move may not be as exciting as Santa’s list he’s known to check twice, it is still important that whomever is in charge of your office relocation in Metro Vancouver, to have a list of what is being moved when.
At Top Move Inc, we assign a project supervisor to every office move to coordinate the move and to meet your timelines throughout the moving process.
Not only will this help your employees have a timeline for when they need to have their desk area packed and ready to go, it will also help the company as a whole to move without interruption, and to continue “business as usual” within your office.
Consider Designating Duties
Relocating your Lower Mainland office is a large task; so don’t shy away from designating duties. The receptionist likely has a good understanding of the courier and mailing systems, so he or she could be put in charge of having shipments forwarded to the new address, as well as things like closing down and setting up service with your internet provider, having the utilities shut down and set up in your new location etc.
Pump Up the Move with Your Team
Some people consider transitions difficult, and having to move offices can mean a further commute, new parking regulations – or other such concerns. So be sure to help reassure your employees of the upcoming move, and have a team meeting about all the new and exciting things their anticipated office location has to offer within their new working location.
When it comes to the relocation of your office, warehouse, or commercial property, a lack of planning and organization will cost you money, but our properly planned and strong coordination skills backed by our project supervisor will ensure a smooth transition, start to finish.
A corporate move can be a great team building exercise if executed well, and we are here to help you every step of the way!
Contact us to arrange a no-cost, no-obligation consultation for your office moving needs in the Lower Mainland, and discover how simple a big move such as this can truly be.
How to Save Money on Your Next Move
Saving money is always a good thing. Whether it’s saving on your grocery bill, a new pair of sneakers, or even moving costs – as the saying goes: a dollar saved is a dollar earned!
As your chosen movers in Burnaby, Top Move Inc wants to help our customers save on their moving costs …and here’s how.
Avoid Vague Estimates
Moving can come with enough surprises, so having a final moving fee that is far above the initial estimate can come as an unpleasant surprise. Safeguard against this by asking for a guaranteed price from your movers, and get it in writing.
Take Time to Purge
Taking unneeded items along with you from house to house or business to business will just weigh you down and cost you more. Lighten your load and take the time before your move to purge items that you no longer need or want. The rule of thumb is, if you have not utilized any given item in over a year, it is unlikely that you ever will to any great extent, if at all.
Find Free Boxes
Finding free boxes has grown increasingly more difficult as people have become more efficient with their recycling, but if you go during the right time of the week many stores will have their shipping boxes at the back of the store. So ask around, and save a few dollars with free boxes. Just ensure they will hold up in a move!
Pocket Your Receipts
Come tax season, you may be able to write off part of your move as long as the distance was significant enough. So keep your receipts for additional money-back savings.
Choose a Slow Season
Traditionally, summer is one of the peak moving seasons as the weather is often clear, making moving less messy for all involved. Often blustery months, such as winter, can save you money as moving companies offer cost-saving incentives for residential and commercial moving services in the Lower Mainland.