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Preparing for your move

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Moving? Careful planning and choosing the right mover can make all the difference. The following is a list of tips you can start to incorporate today, in preparation for your move.

Getting Organized

  • Contact Taylor Moving and Storage for a free estimate. Be sure to show our representative everything you are moving and those articles you want us to pack or crate. At this time, you should also decide how much of the packing, if any, you plan to do.
  • Keep a list of all your questions and get prompt answers from your Taylor Moving representative.
  • Contact Revenue Canada Taxation for regulations and forms concerning Tax Deductible Moving Expenses. Deductions range from moving and travel expenses to real estate commissions.
  • Whenever possible, try to move at other times than the beginning and end of the month, when all movers are busiest. A mover’s best men and equipment are available between the 3rd and 25th days of each month.
  • Put all medical, dental, insurance, tax, school, auto documents and credit cards in a handy place for quick reference.

Around the House

  • Start using the food in your freezer, as frozen food is most difficult to move safely.
  • Swing sets and garden furniture should be dismantled, along with power tools such as lathes, saws and grinders.
  • Dispose of old or obsolete articles you no longer require. You may consider holding a Garage Sale.
  • Remove anything that is attached to walls or ceilings that you plan to take with you such as light fixtures, curtain rods and shelving.
  • Drain all the oil and gasoline from power tools and lawn care machinery.
  • Dispose of flammables such as matches, lighter fluids, and gasoline.
  • Make a floor plan of your new home, this will assist greatly in determining where to have the movers place your furniture when it is unloaded from the moving van.

Moving Plants

If your plants are important to you or to your decor, whether or not to move them can be a tough decision to make. If you are having some doubt about moving your houseplants, the following advice may be of help:

  • If you are moving your plants in your car, avoid placing them in the trunk where extreme heat or cold will be intensified. And remember delicate plants may not survive the move or extreme climate changes.
  • If we are transporting your plants, mark the cartons carefully to avoid placing the wrong side up.
  • The soil should be moist, but not drenched.
  • The plants will be loaded last and unloaded first.
  • When you arrive in your new home, try to place your plants in conditions of light or shade similar to those in your old home.
  • You may consider giving some of your plants to neighbours, relatives or friends, even a local hospital or nursing home.
  • Remember, we cannot assume responsibility for the safe arrival of plants.

Start your move today